Category Archives: Construction

When is Mediation Appropriate for Your Construction Case?

Here at Construction Law Musings, I have often discussed mediation as a good alternative to the expense and headaches of litigation.  What I have discussed less often are the circumstances in which it is most appropriate to consider or even push for mediation. The obvious and clearest time that mediation must be used is where…

Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach

While you read this, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC is closed and I am happily with family and good friends enjoying some sun and surf.  I hope to be back refreshed and ready to go on my return. In the meantime, feel free to read up on the latest relating to mechanic’s…

A Relatively Small Exception to Fraud and Contract Don’t Mix

Remember all of my posts about how fraud and contract claims don’t usually play well in litigation?  Well, as always with the law, there are exceptions.  For instance, a well plead Virginia Consumer Protection Act claim will survive a dismissal challenge. A recent opinion out of the Alexandria division of the U. S. District Court…

Why Accounts Age And Solutions For Construction Industry Credit Managers

Originally posted 2013-01-25 09:00:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Scott Wolfe.  Scott is the CEO of Zlien, a company that provides software and services to help building material supply and construction companies reduce their credit risk and default receivables through the management of mechanics…

Do We Really Want Courts Deciding if Our Construction Contracts are Fair?

As I posted recently, the Virginia General Assembly has passed, and I can see no reason why the governor won’t sign, a bill that would essentially invalidate preemptive contractual waivers of lien rights as they relate to subcontractors and material suppliers.  It does not apply to General Contractors, but it is a step in what…

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