Category Archives: Construction

Alert: AAA Construction Industry Rules Update

The American Arbitration Association has made some needed updates to their Construction Industry Arbitration and Mediation Rules, effective July 1, 2015.  Among the changes listed at their website are: A mediation step for all cases with claims of $100,000 or more (subject to the ability of any party to opt out). Consolidation and joinder time…

How Do You Get to the Five Year Mark? Some Practical Advice

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions. Sean has over 20 years working directly in the trenches in the construction arena. Since moving to Illinois, the focus of his business has shifted to helping builders,…

When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

I 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 litigation despite various ADR provisions in the contract…

OSHA/VOSH Roundup

Originally posted 2011-02-28 11:52:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter In an unusual flurry of occupational safety related activity, the Virginia courts decided two cases in the last week relating to either the review of occupational safety regulations themselves or their enforcement. In Nat’l College of Business & Technology Inc. v. Davenport (.pdf), the Virginia Court…

Development in CBF Green Building Case in Maryland

Originally posted 2014-08-04 09:00:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRemember that case I discussed a while back relating to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) building in Annapolis, Maryland?  Remember how it was a lawsuit over parallams and failure of those parallams?  Do you even remember what a parallam is? Well, that case was initially dismissed upon…