In the weeks leading up to the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, a number of construction attorneys and I were feverishly reviewing submissions for this year’s Construction Law Update.  The document is a compilation of cases and legislation affecting the construction industry.  The updates are provided throughout the

Initially filed as a class action suit in October 2010 against the USGBC, Henry Gifford’s lawsuit took a turn this week when he filed an amended complaint.  The original lawsuit alleged violations of the Sherman and Lanham Acts for “deceiving users” of the LEED rating system.  The lawsuit questioned whether "LEED buildings use less energy than conventionally-built

Today’s guest post is by fellow Stites attorney Bob Goodrich, Jr.who has been designated by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification and the State of Tennessee as a specialist in business bankruptcy. For more then 25 years, Bob has represented creditors, creditors’ committees, landlords, and other interested parties in bankruptcy and insolvency related

I previously blogged about the historic flooding in Nashville in May, including insurance flood claims, building permits for repairs, and statute of limitations on mold claims. Today’s post is about a new lawsuit involving an insurance coverage dispute at Opry Mills.
Continue Reading What To Do When Insurance Denial Impedes Construction? One Plaintiff Says Sue.