Common Law Indemnity Claim Affirmed on Justifiable Beliefs

by Rick Erickson, Esq. Yesterday, the Arizona Court of Appeals issued an interesting opinion in Hatch Development v. Solomon. Hatch illustrated two key points in real estate and construction litigation: (1) a contractor’s indemnity does not always require an expressly … Continue reading

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Arizona Construction Law Update – June 21, 2016

The Snell & Wilmer Construction Practice Group will host and present a seminar on June 21, 2016, updating you on the latest changes to Arizona’s Construction Law.  The seminar will begin at 3:00 pm followed by a reception for attendees afterwards. For more … Continue reading

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Sarah Mead Publishes Article on Nevada Construction In Law 360

Snell & Wilmer Associate Sarah Mead has published an article on Nevada Construction Law in LAW 360 Magazine. See the Article here.

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Union Construction Unrest at Tesla Gigafactory

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that 350 union affiliated construction workers walked off the job at the Tesla Gigafactory construction site in Northern Nevada, with about 100 of them reportedly actively picketing the project. Union officials from the Building and … Continue reading

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Tips on Pursuing and Defending Complaints against Contractors

The often staggering cost of litigation has prompted an equally staggering amount of regulatory complaints against contractors in recent years. Why? Because filing a complaint against a contractor may not cost a complainant anything but time. And any litigation expenses are … Continue reading

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California Increases the Contractor’s License Bond Requirement

The California Legislature recently enacted Senate Bill 467, increasing the license bond requirement from $12,500 to $15,000 for California contractors, effective January 1, 2016.  Contractor’s license bonds generally exist to benefit a contractor’s customers if they are financially damaged as … Continue reading

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Nevada Reduces Retention to 5% Maximum

With the New Year, Nevada has reduced the maximum amount of retention that may be withheld from Contractors and Subcontractors to five percent (5%). SB254, effective for all contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2016, reduces the maximum … Continue reading

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ADOT Picks Connect 202 Partners to Design Build South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway

The Arizona Republic reports that the Arizona Department of Transportation has named Connect 202 Partners to design and build the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project. Connect 202 Partners is a consortium of Fluor Enterprises, Granite Construction, Ames Construction … Continue reading

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Denver Metro Construction is Booming

Colorado Public Radio is reporting that construction spending in 2015 was up 20 percent over the previous year in Metro Denver, CO. About $5.5 billion in construction starts, adding some 40,000 construction jobs since the end of the recession, have … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Will Suffer Natural Gas Leak for Months

ENR reports that relief wells drilled to relieve pressure and allow the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak to be repaired will not be complete until at least late February, 2016. The new well pipes are supposed to meet the leaking … Continue reading

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