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    Compliance
    A Contractor’s Guide for Protection During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    BY Lane F. Kelman, Robert S. Turchick

    The coronavirus pandemic is causing ongoing instability and uncertainty to the global economy. Already, there is a profound alteration of worldwide business operations, including the U.S. construction industry. Government restrictions are limiting ...

    Contract
    When Does Indemnification in a Construction Contract Go Too Far? A Brief Analysis of Proposed Amendment of 68 P.S. § 491
    BY Michael I. Schwartz

    Construction contract indemnification clauses may get turned topsy-turvy due to legislation making its way through the Pennsylvania Assembly. Currently, Pennsylvania’s anti-indemnification statute applies to certain, limited instances. The ...

    Contract
    New Maryland Law Exposes General Contractors and Subcontractors to Greater Wage and Hour Liability
    BY Jackson S. Nichols

    Effective October 1, 2018, general contractors with projects in Maryland will have a new headache to deal with. That’s when Maryland’s new law, the General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act, will go into effect. Under the Act, GCs will ...

    Cohen Seglias News & Events
    Mechanical & Service Contractors Association: Killer Contract Clauses for Construction & Service
    BY Kerstin Isaacs

    On July 26th join Cohen Seglias attorneys Matt Gioffre and Dan Fierstein for their seminar, “Killer Contract Clauses for Construction & Service” for the Mechanical & Service Contractors Association (M&SCA) in Blue ...

    Contract
    KY Contractors Can Now Assert Claims for Negligent Misrepresentation Against an Architect Despite Absence of a Contract
    BY Lori Wisniewski Azzara

    Design professionals doing business in Kentucky beware: the Kentucky Court of Appeals recently held that a contractor may pursue a negligent misrepresentation claim against an architect for delays to a project resulting from allegedly defective ...

    Contract
    New York Case Reminds Us That Some Courts Take Notice Provisions Very Seriously
    BY Kathleen M. Morley

    A New York appellate court issued a decision in 2016 that serves as an important reminder to all tiers of the construction industry: courts take the notice provisions in your construction contracts very seriously. In the Schindler Elevator Corp. v. ...

    Contract
    The Early Contractor Gets the Worm: The Active Process of Preserving Construction Claims

    In the world of construction, the old legal saying “equity aids the vigilant, not those who slumber on their rights” rings true. A weary contractor risks more than an OSHA violation – when a contractor fails to protect its legal ...

    Contract
    Can a Contractor Sue a Design Professional Without a Contract? Not in Maryland
    BY Steven M. Williams

    In some states, courts allow contractors to sue design professionals for negligence even in the absence of a contract. In others, like Maryland, courts apply a rule known as the Economic Loss Rule (ELR) to bar such claims. Courts apply the ELR when, ...

    Cohen Seglias News & Events
    Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know
    BY Kerstin Isaacs

    On February 11, join Roy Cohen, Ed Seglias, and Jackson Nichols at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter in Greenbelt, MD for their presentation, “Ignorance is not Bliss: ...

    Contract
    Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know
    BY Kerstin Isaacs

    On January 21, 2016, Please join us for Ed Seglias and Jason Copley‘s seminar, “Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know,” for the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) in Philadelphia, ...