Category Archives: Construction Law

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…

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…

Wow! An Interview Over at ClaimKit

Thanks to my pal Chris Cheatham (@chrischeatham) over at ClaimKit and his blog The Electronic Claim for a great opportunity.  Chris and I have been friends for a while and he decided to interview me over at his blog.  Here’s the opening paragraph of flattery: This is the third post in our construction law business…

Reminder: Just Being Incorporated Isn’t Enough

I have discussed why contractors need to incorporate previously here at Construction Law Musings.  Among the many reasons to incorporate are possible tax benefits and the protection of personal assets (like your house and your dog) from judgement and collection actions.  This latter reason is key in the construction world in which Murphy can look…

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