Category Archives: Construction

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…

The Beautiful Mess

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Mike Collignon.  Mike is a co-founder of the Green Builder Coalition. The Green Builder® Coalition is working to improve the sustainable attributes of new and existing buildings through education, information and advocacy. If you watched any of the World Cup coverage this summer,…

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…

Early Action on Your Construction Contract is Key

I bang the drum of early and frequent consultation with one of us construction attorneys on a regular basis here at Musings and in other places of the “blawgosphere.” Why do I do this?  Doesn’t such consultation help to avoid the problems that seem to make those of us in the construction law business happy? …

Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .

Here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the need to keep up with your safety program and stay out of the cross-hairs of the state and federal safety inspectors. The Virginia Court of Appeals gave a stark reminder of this fact in the case of Atlantic Environmental Construction Co. v. Malveaux, Comm’r.  In this case,…

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