Construction Contracting Without Relief Clauses During COVID-19

What to do if your contract lacks the parts to handle COVID-19? Considerations for creating new contracts during COVID-19.

Pirates (Parties) Should Arbitrate Arbitrability

Yes, the word “pirates” is an anagram for “parties.”  Participants in a lawsuit, arbitration, or mediation are collectively referred to as parties.  Are they pirates too?

By |2022-11-07T12:32:16-05:00November 20, 2018|Arbitration, Construction Law, Contract, Contract Interpretation|

Prime Contractor Had No Duty to Help Surety Investigate Sub’s Default

We all know what happens when we “ASS-U-ME” something.  So, we should all carefully avoid assuming things unnecessarily.

By |2018-10-10T13:30:17-04:00October 24, 2018|Construction Law, Contract Interpretation, Default, Surety, Termination|

Forum Selection Can Be a Home-Court Advantage

I promise that any disputes between us will be argued at your house.  Time passes and a dispute begins to brew.  Now, I want to argue at my house, not at yours.  You pay costs to argue at my house that you wouldn’t have incurred had I done as agreed.  Should I have to reimburse your costs?

By |2018-02-28T13:10:59-05:00March 1, 2018|Attorneys Fees, Construction Law, Forum Selection|
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