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Contractor’s claim against government for breach of implied covenant of good faith andfair dealing denied
Oct 09, 2014
Delays and disruptions clause deemed unenforceable
In a recent case involving no-damages-for-delay clauses – Zachry Construction Corp. v. Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Aug. ...
Sep 05, 2014
Construction and the Mechanic’s Lien
Here’s why a grading contractor prevails on a Nevada mechanic’s lien claim. By Brian Morrow, P.E., Esq. In a recent case involving ...
Aug 06, 2014
Why Construction Delays Cost Money
Contractor makes claim against Army Corps of Engineers for delay damages. By Brian Morrow, P.E., Esq. Time is a critical resource in ...
Jul 02, 2014
Contractor’s dewatering claim for $24 million dismissed based on failure to follow contract disputes act
In a recent case involving dewatering for the Army Corps of Engineers – Hanover Insurance Co. v. U.S. (U. S. ...
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May 07, 2014
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Claims against the Georgia DOT for increased material costs are denied due to failure to comply with claim-notice requirements. Contract provisions ...
Apr 12, 2014
Corps of Engineers denies contractor’s Type 1 differing site condition claim on Iraqi project. Site conditions that differ from what the ...
Mar 07, 2014
Public vs. Private Distinction
Why knowing the allowable timeline to bring a lawsuit is important The distinction between a public and private work of improvement ...
Feb 10, 2014
The Cheaper the Better?
Government awards contract to second lowest bidder based on ‘Best Value’ determination In a recent government contracting decision — Matter of ...
Jan 08, 2014
Court denies government’s motion to dismiss contractor’s $1 million claim In the recent case of West Bay Builders, Inc. v. Dept. ...
Dec 04, 2013
Construction Law Update
Improper bid award results in unsuccessful bidder being allowed to pursue damages against the City of New Orleans The requirements of ...
Nov 06, 2013
Contractor’s appeal for $2.3 million denied because of improper claim The Spearin doctrine – which originates from the case United States ...
Sep 26, 2013
Governing board denies dam contractor’s claim for extra aggregate
. “Contracts for the execution of the works should be drawn with care and precision: Because, when without legal flaws, neither ...
Sep 09, 2013
Contractor’s acceleration claim granted in embassy construction “Acceleration” in construction means to speed up the pace of work resulting from a ...
Jul 08, 2013
Subcontractor recovers profits and shared savings under Miller Act The Miller Act requires general contractors on federal construction projects to furnish ...
Jun 05, 2013
In Court: A Problem of Deviation
To be awarded a public contract, a contractor’s bid must be responsive to the material requirements of the invitation for ...
May 14, 2013
In Court: Contractor sues government, “act of God” defense boosts plaintiff’s case
Dismissed! Contractor’s differing site conditions and delay claims proceed as government’s motion to dismiss denied In a recent court decision involving a ...
Feb 24, 2013
Low bid called ‘non-responsive’
A goal of public contracts is to procure goods and services at the best price possible while maintaining a level ...
Feb 01, 2013
Low bid called ‘non-responsive’
Low bid called “non-responsive” Rejection after failure to follow RFP requirements results in DOT rejection (For a downloadble PDF of this ...
Jan 09, 2013
Conflict in a Contract? Court makes an ‘equitable adjustment’ ruling despite a ‘no damages for delay’ provision. By Brian Morrow A general principle ...
Jan 01, 2013
Conflict in a contract?
Conflict in a Contract? Documentation key to “equitable adjustment” ruling despite a “no damages for delay” provision (For a downloadble PDF ...
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