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…

“Green” Expectations. . . or Just Expectations (“green” is not a specification; it’s a paint color)

Originally posted 2012-02-27 09:00:54. I was having a discussion regarding “green”  building with my friend and recent guest poster here at Musings, Nick Pacella (@nmpacella) this past week and (as often happens when I chat with the great folks in the construction world) it got me to thinking.  Is “Green” its own separate category of…

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,…

Musings on the Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference

As those of you who read this little corner of the legal blogging world know, I am now 3 years or so into my time as a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator.  I am also available and as active as possible for private mediations.   Why go through the certification process as opposed to just using…

Another Holiday Wish: I Couldn’t Help but Post This

Originally posted 2008-12-24 10:49:00. As I was contemplating the holidays as I sit here at work (but not for much longer), I came across this great post from my friend and colleague Kriss Wilson of the EDD: Issues, Law and Solutions blog. It made me think about the little things and the story in this…

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I am a construction lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, a LEED AP, and have been nominated by my peers to Virginia's Legal Elite in Construction Law on multiple occasions. I provide advice and assistance with mechanic's liens, contract review and consulting, occupational safety issues (VOSH and OSHA), and risk management for construction professionals.

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