Category Archives: Construction Law

Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object

I have discussed both payment bond claims under the Miller Act and alternate dispute resolution (ADR) here at Construction Law Musings on many an occasion.  A question that is sometimes open is what to do when there is contractually mandated arbitration for claims “relating to the contract or the work.” While here in Virginia, as…

“Green” Expectations. . . or Just Expectations (“green” is not a specification; it’s a paint color)

Originally posted 2012-02-27 09:00:54. I was having a discussion regarding “green”  building with my friend and recent guest poster here at Musings, Nick Pacella (@nmpacella) this past week and (as often happens when I chat with the great folks in the construction world) it got me to thinking.  Is “Green” its own separate category of…

Musings on the Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference

As those of you who read this little corner of the legal blogging world know, I am now 3 years or so into my time as a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator.  I am also available and as active as possible for private mediations.   Why go through the certification process as opposed to just using…

Be Sure to Check out This Fall’s Annual Construction Law Seminar

Are you a Virginia construction attorney?  Would you like to knock out a full year of CLE credit (including Ethics) in one fell swoop?  Want to have a great time meeting and networking with some of the best construction attorneys in Virginia?  Want to hear me speak along with friend and fellow Construction Law and…

Keeping Construction Issues Out of Court at Construction Law North Carolina

For this week’s post, I am taking a trip to the great Construction Law in North Carolina blog run by a friend and fellow construction attorney, Melissa Brumback (@melissabrumback).  Over at her blog, I discuss how to keep construction project problems from turning into money draining litigation.  Here’s a taste: While I agree to some…

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