Category Archives: Construction Law

New Jersey’s Independent Contractor Rule

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Bennet Susser.  Bennet is a founding member and shareholder of the New Jersey law firm, Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C. He has over 25 years’ experience in representing clients in all types of complex (and not so complex) litigation, including those involving construction…

To Require Arbitration or Not To Require Arbitration

Many, if not most, construction contracts that I review during the course of my practice day include a mandatory arbitration clause.  Most of these refer in a blanket manner to AAA Construction Industry Rules.  The topic for this post is not whether such clauses are enforceable or whether they are one tool in the contracting…

An Update on Things Here at Construction Law Musings

Originally posted 2014-03-05 10:31:02. As the kids get back to school after yet another four day weekend due to snow here in Richmond, VA, and normalcy (whatever that means) kicks back in, I now have a chance to reflect, get back on the writing track and let you, my readers, know what has been happening…

My How Six Years of Musings Can Fly By!

Wow!  It seems like just yesterday that I started this little construction law blog with a two line post on the Blogger platform.  When I posted that announcement six (yes, it’s been 6 years) ago basically on a whim, I had no idea that I would still be posting my “musings” on construction related topics…

Just When You Thought General Contractors Were Necessary Parties. . .

Did you think that a subcontractor had to name a general contractor in a mechanic’s lien suit?  I did.  Did you think that nothing about this changed in the case where a Virginia mechanic’s lien was “bonded off” pursuant to Va. Code Section 43-71?  I did. Well, a recent Virginia Supreme Court case, Synchronized Construction Services…

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