July 22, 2014

Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure & Zoning News

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The National Law Review is a free resource of legal articles addressing the contractual obligations and disputes arising out of public and private construction projects and commercial real estate transactions. Legal topics include:

• Litigation, arbitration and mediations impacting owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, governmental agencies, lenders, insurers and sureties

• Payment and bidding disputes and lien claims such as: bid protests, contract defaults, construction defects, extra work claims, changed condition claims, delay claims, mechanic's liens and stop notice claims, and homeowner and subdivision claims

• Public works issues such as: entitlements, development rights, permitting and variances

• Disputes involving: prime and subcontracts; design - build, architect - engineer and construction management contracts; and considerations involving industry standard form contracts such as, AIA, AGC or EJDC forms

• State and federal false claims actions and OSHA and Workers' Compensation Issues

Details of actions by state and local governments, and by other governmental agencies as well as mediation and arbitration and civil actions from across the U.S. are added daily.

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Energy & Environmental Law Update - July 21, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/22/2014
Infrastructure Investment Through Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/22/2014
Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Seek Dismissal of Bondholder Challenge to Territory’s Bankruptcy Statute Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/22/2014
A Primer: Economic Loss Doctrine Not Necessarily Bar to Tort Recovery Sherin and Lodgen LLP 7/22/2014
Groundbreaking Cross-border Airport Terminal Linking Tijuana to San Diego Breaks Ground Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/22/2014
Raleigh's (North Carolina) Citywide Zoning Remapping Goes Interactive Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/21/2014
Energy Market Entry Strategies for Abu Dhabi Andrews Kurth 7/21/2014
FERC Proposes to Approve NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) Physical Security Standard Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/21/2014
Abu Dhabi Oil and Gas Market Continues to Draw Foreign Investment Andrews Kurth 7/21/2014
EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 7/21/2014
6.5 Million U.S. Homes Worth Nearly $1.5 Trillion at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 7/20/2014
EPA Introduces New Graphic to Help Consumers Make Informed Choices about Insect Repellents U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 7/19/2014
Synthetic Investment in U.S. Real Estate by Foreign Investors Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/18/2014
Congress Considers Multiple Proposals in Advance of Higher Education Act Reauthorization Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/18/2014
FY2015 Massachusetts Budget Update: Governor Patrick Issues Vetoes, Signs Budget Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/17/2014
A Slippery Slope for Boat Slips in Kentucky McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/17/2014
Choice of Entity Is Important for Budding Businesses McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/17/2014
Texas Court Once Again Upholds University of Texas Consideration of Race as Admissions Factor Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/17/2014
City of Miami Adopts Public-Private Partnership Ordinance Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/16/2014
Principal Architects on Residential Projects Liable for Construction Defects Outside Their Control; Developers and Owners May Pay the Price Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/16/2014
Main Street Cashes $3.1 Billion in Checks from Wall Street Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/16/2014
Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/16/2014
"It's Electric!": Recent Legislation Amplifies Licensure Requirements for Electricians and Provides Exemptions for Routine Maintenance Work von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/15/2014
Bureau of Indian Affairs Publishes Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing Rights of Way Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 7/14/2014
Big Banks Argue that Shorter Limitations Period Should Apply to MBS (Mortgage Backed Securities) Claims Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/14/2014
Proposed Expanded Definition of Waters of the United States [VIDEO] Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 7/14/2014
Resident Manager of Apartment Building Was Properly Compensated In Part By Free Rent Proskauer Rose LLP 7/14/2014
Attention Tenants! Grow-NJ Tax Credits Without Prevailing Wage Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/11/2014
North Carolina: Lots of Legislative Theater; No White Smoke Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/11/2014
Changes in Property Condition Reports and Vacant Land Disclosure Reports in Wisconsin Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/10/2014
By Sea, By Rail, By Air — How Kenya Is Revolutionizing Its Transportation Systems Covington & Burling LLP 7/10/2014
Chicken Restaurant Case Serves Up A Bucket of Sound Contract Principles for Commercial Leases von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/10/2014
Panel Claw, Inc. v. Sunpower Corp., Denying Institution of Inter Partes Review Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/9/2014
Update: Drone Fireworks Videos “Under Investigation” by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Covington & Burling LLP 7/9/2014
Missouri Law Paves Way for Increase In Unpaid Volunteers on Public Works Projects Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/8/2014
A Look at Significant North Carolina Environmental Legislation This Session Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/8/2014
Massachusetts Registered Land - A Primer Sherin and Lodgen LLP 7/8/2014
July 4th Puts the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Drone Policy to the Test Covington & Burling LLP 7/8/2014
California Supreme Court Upholds Design Professionals' Duty to Future Residential Purchasers Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 7/8/2014
Caution Required When Creating Self-Directed IRA's - Individual Retirement Account Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, A Professional Corporation 7/7/2014
Auto Repair Shop Antitrust Actions May Be Consolidated Into Multidistrict Litigation Dickinson Wright PLLC 7/7/2014
Congress Must Deal With the Highway Trust Fund Covington & Burling LLP 7/7/2014
EPA Proposes Updates to Reduce Methane, Other Harmful Pollution from New Landfills U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 7/5/2014
Commerce Department Clarifies Requirements for Exporting Condensate Oil Covington & Burling LLP 7/3/2014
Mortgage Prequalification versus Preapproval McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/3/2014
Judge Upholds Mine Operator’s Walk-Around Rights Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/2/2014
Looking for a New Space to Call Home for Your Business? Three Common Types of Commercial Leases – Their Pros and Cons von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/2/2014
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Urges Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) To Sue Over Force-Placed Insurance Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/1/2014
New York High Court Upholds Local Bans on Hydraulic Fracturing Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/1/2014
Architectural Copyrights Should Be Treated No Differently than Other Copyrights: Zalewski v. Cicero Builder Dev., Inc. McDermott Will & Emery 6/30/2014

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