Category Archives: Construction Law

A Relatively Small Exception to Fraud and Contract Don’t Mix

Remember all of my posts about how fraud and contract claims don’t usually play well in litigation?  Well, as always with the law, there are exceptions.  For instance, a well plead Virginia Consumer Protection Act claim will survive a dismissal challenge. A recent opinion out of the Alexandria division of the U. S. District Court…

Why Accounts Age And Solutions For Construction Industry Credit Managers

Originally posted 2013-01-25 09:00:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Scott Wolfe.  Scott is the CEO of Zlien, a company that provides software and services to help building material supply and construction companies reduce their credit risk and default receivables through the management of mechanics…

Do We Really Want Courts Deciding if Our Construction Contracts are Fair?

As I posted recently, the Virginia General Assembly has passed, and I can see no reason why the governor won’t sign, a bill that would essentially invalidate preemptive contractual waivers of lien rights as they relate to subcontractors and material suppliers.  It does not apply to General Contractors, but it is a step in what…

Wow! A Mechanic’s Lien Bill That Helps Subcontractors and Suppliers

You know how I’ve stated on many occasions that the contract is king here in Virginia?  You know how that included contractual provisions waiving mechanic’s lien rights for subcontractors and suppliers?  You know how I thought that the General Assembly would not do anything to make mechanic’s liens in Virginia easier to prosecute? Well, it…

More on Duty to Defend a Subcontractor

Originally posted 2013-06-17 09:00:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhile we don’t often discuss insurance coverage issues here at Construction Law Musings, occasionally a case comes up that makes the grade for a post.  One such case was Erie Insurance Exchange v. Salvi, where the question of an “occurrence” that warranted coverage and defense under an…

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