Green Cement? You Bet!

Originally posted 2009-03-20 10:00:00. For this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings has the privilege of a post from Kelly McGinnis of the Portland Cement Association. As PCA’s Program Coordinator of Sustainable Development Ms. McGinnis is responsible for several green outreach and education programs for the design and construction community. Additionally, she oversees content development for…

Even Fraud in the Inducement is Tough in Construction

I have discussed how hard it is in the Commonwealth of Virginia to make out a claim for fraud when a construction contract is involved.  On limited exception is where a claim for “fraud in the inducement” is involved.  Essentially, such a claim states that one party was hoodwinked into entering the contract in the…

Be Careful in Contracting and Business

Originally posted 2008-12-12 17:50:00. After an hour long phone conference with a client, I have had several thoughts, only a few of which I can share here (grin). The first is that my friends and clients in the construction industry are hurting, but need to work with an attorney to assure that the pain is…

Is Your Defective Construction Claim Covered?

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome a friend and sometime co-presenter Craig Martin.  Craig (@craigmartin_jd) is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha, Nebraska. He has a background and experience in all aspects of construction law. As part of his practice…

Construction Claims- Who Do You Sue?

So, here you are, a general contractor, subcontractor or supplier and you haven’t been paid.  You know you should be paid and are at the end of your rope after what seem like hundreds of demands by phone and e-mail.  You’re ready to file a claim and try and get paid.  Simple enough, right?  Not…

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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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