Category Archives: Contracts

Where Insurance and Contracts Collide in Construction

As has been said a “few” times here at Construction Law Musings, the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia strictly interpret the actual terms of a construction contract. A recent case in the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond provides yet another example of this fact. In Fixture Specialists Inc. v. MGT Construction Mgmt….

The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 2- Increase the Heat

Originally posted 2015-01-19 09:00:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLast week we discussed the groundwork and circumstances of a construction claim. This week’s post will discuss the next steps, hopefully short of full blown arbitration or litigation that you, as a construction company, can pursue presuming your claim has been properly preserved. If your contract requires…

When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

Originally posted 2015-08-10 10:16:47. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia. A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case combined these two concepts to allow a subcontractor to proceed straight to…

Subcontractors Must be Careful Providing Bonds when General Contractor Does Not

After I wrote the title to this post, I thought, “Well, that says it all, doesn’t it?” I also considered the fact that for those that read this construction law blog on a regular basis, I am likely stating the obvious. I then thought about the fact that there can be confusion regarding the purpose…

How is Negotiating a Construction Contract Like Buying a Car?

I know, you’re probably looking for a punchline, and likely thinking something along the lines of “only a construction attorney would be sitting in his office and come up with such an analogy,” but I really do think it’s a good one. When you are buying a car, you look for priorities. Is the color…