Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .

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Here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the need to keep up with your safety program and stay out of the cross-hairs of the state and federal safety inspectors.

The Virginia Court of Appeals gave a stark reminder of this fact in the case of Atlantic Environmental Construction Co. v. Malveaux, Comm’r.  In this case, Atlantic Environmental had some roofers under their supervision working around a skylight at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA.  Unfortunately, these roofers were not using proper guardrails or fall arrest system and the skylights was not covered when the inspector decided to visit the job site.  Needless to say, the VOSHA inspector cited Atlantic Environmental for a “Serious” violation.

Why You Should Consider Mediation (Most of the Time)

As any reader of Construction Law Musings is aware, I am a huge fan of mediation as a way to resolve construction disputes.  I am such a fan that a few years ago I took the plunge and got certified as a mediator. Why then did I put the caveat in the title of this…

The Economic Loss Rule Applies Only to Products Liability Cases, at least in Florida

Originally posted 2013-05-17 11:52:30. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome a friend and sometime co-presenter Craig Martin.  Craig (@craigmartin_jd) is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha, Nebraska. He has a background and experience in all aspects of construction law. As…

Happy Labor Day from Construction Law Musings

Well, the summer is winding down and the kids are getting geared up for school for those of us who don’t have college age kids or live where school starts before Labor Day. I wanted to take this opportunity  to thank you for your continued readership, comments and contributions and to wish you and your…

Update and Changes to DC Mechanic’s Lien Statute

Originally posted 2012-08-17 09:00:54. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Kavita Knowles.  Kavita is a named partner in the firm Fullerton & Knowles.  Her firm is well known in the Virginia area for its Construction Law Survival Manual and, like me, performs work for construction professionals. The District…

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I am a construction lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, a LEED AP, and have been nominated by my peers to Virginia's Legal Elite in Construction Law on multiple occasions. I provide advice and assistance with mechanic's liens, contract review and consulting, occupational safety issues (VOSH and OSHA), and risk management for construction professionals.

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