Monthly Column

Jon Straw, Partner at Kraftson Caudle, PLC, in McLean, Va., specializing in heavy highway and transportation construction law, is a monthly contributor to Roads & Bridges magazine. Jon has been writing the law section for the magazine since January of 2020.

2022

OCTOBER

DELAYS VS. ACCELERATION
Opposite sides of the same coin that can be mistakenly mixed

SEPTEMBER

THE PUBLIC’S INTEREST
When buying land for a new road or house, public information can be a powerful tool.

JULY/AUGUST

PAYMENT DUE
How every word–and day–count under prompt payment laws

MAY/JUNE

BROKEN PROMISES
Examine the duties within a contract

APRIL

MADE IN AMERICA
Infrastructure law broadens federal domestic preference policies

MARCH

THE RISK OF UNCERTAINTY
New infrastructure law broadens Federal Miller Act Protections

FEBRUARY

DEFINING SCOPE
Dispute over subcontractor’s obligations complicates roadway project

JANUARY

IT’S GOOD TO BE KING
Few exceptions found under the doctrine of sovereign immunity

2021

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

NAVIGATING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND OTHER UNFORESEEABLE EVENTS
This column published as “New Problems, Old Solutions” in November/December 2021 issue

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

TURNING TO THE CONTRACT FOR GUIDANCE CAN HELP SETTLE DISPUTES
This column published as “The Best Map” in October 2021 issue

JULY/AUGUST
PASS-THROUGH
Case in Maryland Asks If Suppliers Need a Go-Between to File Claims

MAY/JUNE

THE BETTER FORUM
When Public Policy Preempts Agreed-Upon Contract Terms, Does Certainty Suffer?

APRIL

AS THE SAYING GOES…
Tax Withholding in Conn. Case Not It Initially Appeared to Be

FEBRUARY

ON RESPONSIBILITY
Court Weighs In On New Mexico DOT’s Employment of Prequalification System

JANUARY

TAKE NOTICE
Notice Procedures Should Mitigate Conflict and Aid Resolution

2020

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

REMOTE LEARNING
Your Physical Location Could Matter When Entering a Contract

OCTOBER

FINGER-POINTING
A Case in Massachusetts Concerned a Flawed Design from the DOT

SEPTEMBER

ON MISREPRESENTATION
A case in Pennsylvania where the court got it wrong

JULY/AUGUST

ON (UN) REASONABLENESS
Our April Law Column’s Focus VS. An Even More Recent Appellate Court Decision

MAY/JUNE

CAN I GET SOME RELIEF?
How Contracts Can Reduce Risk in the Face of COVID-19 Related Delays

APRIL

RISK BUSINESS
On Apportioning Risk in Design-build Contraction

MARCH

NOT TOO LATE AFTER ALL
On a Case Where Traditional Statute of Limitations Did Not Apply

FEBRUARY

The Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity Can Aid Savvy Contractors, Too

Jonathan J. Straw

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