Construction Law Update: Fall 2010

September 1, 2010

In this issue: Read before you sign: preventing the inadvertent waiver of claims; Payment Bond pitfalls; The life of a Performance Bond–perhaps longer than you think; Advice for federal construction projects: Take the time to provide notice of differing site conditions; Bid shopping: The push-back against the traditional rule; Massachusetts enacts Prompt Payment Act governing private construction contracts; The tension between the venue selection provisions of state Prompt Payment Acts and the Federal Arbitration Act; Independent contractor/worker misclassification for the construction industry; Federal rules amended to protect expert and attorney communications; But the rules remain the same in many states; Turning square corners in government contracting; Construction Law Group News.

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