Category Archives: Construction Law

Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

One of the many items of construction law that has always been about as clear as mud has been the interaction between a contractual pay if paid clause and payment bond claims either under the Federal Miller Act or Virginia’s “Little Miller Act.” While properly drafted contractual “pay if paid” clauses are enforceable by their…

Happy New Year from Construction Law Musings

Wow, it’s been another year! 2016 sure flew by. I hope all of you had a great 2016 and I wish you a prosperous 2017. Without further ado, Happy New Year from Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC. As always, I welcome your comments below. Please subscribe to keep…

Mechanic’s Liens and Legislative Sausage

Originally posted 2012-03-05 09:00:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver the past week or two I’ve been covering HB 1265, a bill that was working its way through the Virginia General Assembly legislative sausage making process. I gave you my thoughts on the original bill as written and then on the somewhat better (though far from…

Have the Feds Taken Over Arbitration?

Originally posted 2009-05-18 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterImage via Wikipedia All of us in construction have run into mandatory arbitration clauses in our contracts. These clauses are more or less desirable based upon the size of project and other factors that will provide a topic for another post here at Musings or in my…

8 Years of Fun at Construction Law Musings

Well, who would have thought that when I posted two short lines back in 2008, Construction Law Musings would still be going strong eight years later. Through these 8 years at this little construction law blog, I have had periods of more and less consistent posting (often coinciding with the more and less frantic pace…