Busy, busy, busy! I have reviewed five new construction contracts in the past two weeks. If you are a contractor, there are a number of key provisions that you will want to be on the “look out” before you sign the agreement. Check out my series on the Top 20 Contract Issues for Contractors and
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Supreme Court Speaks on Forum Selection Clause in Construction Dispute
Earlier in the year, I made an April Fool’s Day joke on Twitter about the Supreme Court granting an appeal in a construction dispute. Apparently, the joke was on me…because the Supreme Court did take an appeal in a construction dispute!
On December 3, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in In re Atl. …
No April Fools’ Joke: Supreme Court Takes Appeal in Construction Case
Last week, I saw a Tweet about the United States Supreme Court granting certiorari in a construction dispute … and I thought it had to be an April Fools’ Day joke because they never take construction cases on appeal. So, being quite the jokester, I naturally sent out the following Tweet:
Well, the joke is on…
Top 20 Contract Issues for Contractors and Subcontractors (Part 4)
You probably thought you would never see the finish line to this series of posts on the Top 20 contract issues for contractors and subcontractors. Well, here we are, at the finish line.
In this final part of the four-part series, I share the last few areas of concern for contractors and subcontractors when…
Tennessee Court Resolves (For Now) Venue Rules in Construction Disputes
In Kampert v. Valley Farmer Cooperative (pdf), an opinion issued on October 19, 2010, the Tennessee Court of Appeals validated a forum selection clause in a construction contract that specified venue in a county other than where the property was located.
The primary issue in dispute was whether the proper venue in a case involving…