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    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”) – ...

    LIENS
    It’s Official: PA Construction Notices Directory Is Up and Running
    BY Jason A. Copley, Daniel E. Fierstein

    By now, you have probably heard enough from us about the new changes to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law. If a newsletter article and several blog posts were not enough, here is one more reminder that the long-anticipated Pennsylvania ...

    Labor & Employment
    Philadelphia Becomes First City to Prohibit Employers from Inquiring About Prospective Employees’ Past Earnings
    BY Jonathan Landesman

    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law a wage equity ordinance that makes it unlawful for an employer in the city of Philadelphia to ask about the wage history of a prospective employee at any stage of the hiring process. ...

    LIENS
    PA Construction Notices Directory Goes Live December 31, 2016

    The new — and much anticipated — Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory (“Directory”) is expected to go live this December 31. With this rollout, the PA legislature will have established a statewide directory system for ...