July 28, 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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Was It Wirth It? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Sets a Low Bar for Minimum Contacts McDermott Will & Emery 7/28/2014
New Mexico Issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise its State Rural Universal Service Fund Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 7/25/2014
Cyanotech Corporation v. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Granting Leave to File Motion to Submit Supplemental Information IPR2013-00401, 404 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/25/2014
Positive Report for South Florida Commercial Real Estate Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/25/2014
Can a For-profit Institution of Higher Education Take Advantage of Chapter 11? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/25/2014
New Transportation Investment Center Boosts P3 (Public-Private Partnerships) Projects: “P3 or Not P3?” That is the Question. Obama Says: “P3.” Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/25/2014
Insured’s Teenage Daughter Entitled to UIM (Underinsured Motorist) Benefits for Injuries Sustained While a Passenger in Friend’s Auto Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C. 7/25/2014
Weekly North Carolina Legislative Update for July 23, 2014 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/24/2014
Real Estate Overlay Zoning in Kentucky McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/24/2014
Australia Repeals Carbon Tax Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 7/23/2014
The Wisconsin Supreme Court Puts Judgment Creditors at Risk by Changing 150 Years of Law on How to Obtain a Priority Lien against a Judgment Debtor’s Personal Property Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/23/2014
Department of Transportation (DOT) Proposes Crude-by-Rail Safety Changes Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/23/2014
Important Increase in Home Builder Sentiment Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/23/2014
Citigroup Settles with DOJ for $7 Billion Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 7/23/2014
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

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