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    Construction Law Now Blog

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    Compliance
    And We’re Back! (Sort of): Regulatory Compliance for Resuming Construction Work in PA on May 1
    BY Michael Metz-Topodas

    The construction industry can resume operations statewide starting May 1, 2020 under recent orders from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The Governor’s decision brought relief and excitement to contractors eager to get back to work. It also brought ...

    LIENS
    Remember the Pennsylvania Construction Notices Directory? It Still Exists… and Matters
    BY Daniel E. Fierstein

    I am proud to say this blog post has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic, but rather a simpler time. The year was 2017. Construction was thriving, and “social distancing” was not part of the lexicon. That year, Pennsylvania rolled out ...

    Compliance
    The Scope and Reach of Pennsylvania’s Construction Industry Coronavirus Shutdown: What Construction Companies Can and Cannot Do
    BY Michael Metz-Topodas

    Please Note: This article was updated on Thursday, April 2, 2020 to reflect the latest legal and regulatory developments. At 8:00 AM Monday, March 23, 2020, enforcement measures took effect for Pennsylvania, with Governor Tom Wolf’s executive ...

    Pennsylvania
    PA Construction Legislative Update

    Harrisburg has seen a number of proposed bills during the past few weeks, many of which will have significant legal impacts on the construction industry. On the top of the list is an anti-indemnity statute that would put Pennsylvania among the ranks ...

    Construction
    PA CASPA Amendments Become Effective October 10

    On October 10, 2018, the amendments to the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, 73 P.S. § 501, et seq. (CASPA) will take effect and significantly impact the rights and duties of owners, contractors, and subcontractors on all Pennsylvania ...

    Pennsylvania
    “Best Value” Procurement Takes Hold in Philadelphia: What it Means for the Construction Industry
    BY Edward Seglias, Zachary D. Sanders

    Traditionally, public agencies have awarded construction contracts via the “lowest responsible bidder” procurement method, where bidders submit sealed bids and contracts are awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. However, a number of ...

    Pennsylvania
    PA Residential Landlords Beware!
    BY Steven M. Williams

    Pennsylvania Court Adds ‘Last Month’s Rent’ to Definition of ‘Security Deposit’ As most residential landlords know, the Pennsylvania Landlord and Tenant Act (the “Act”) contains comprehensive and complicated ...

    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 ...

    Cohen Seglias News & Events
    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Selected to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List
    BY Kerstin Isaacs

    We are pleased to announce that eleven Cohen Seglias attorneys were selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in the areas of Construction Litigation, Government ...

    Construction
    Adams v. Hellings Builders, Inc.: PA Superior Court holds that a homebuilder can be liable for representations made in its promotional materials

    In Pennsylvania, it is well-established that a homeowner can assert claims for fraud and violation of Pennsylvania’s consumer protection statute – the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”) – ...