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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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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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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Snell & Wilmer’s Molique to Speak Jan 28 at AZ Builders Alliance Seminar

Snell & Wilmer Construction Group lawyer, Mark Molique, will be speaking at the Preventing and Resolving Construction Disputes Conference January 28, 2016, put on by the Arizona Builders Alliance. The Conference will take place at Kitchell Construction’s offices in Phoenix, … Continue reading

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Arizona to Receive Millions for I-11 Highway Project

The Arizona Republic is reporting that Arizona will receive an additional $380 million in federal highway funding for the Interstate 11 corridor project, as well as legislation to support the Sonoran Corridor project under the recently passed federal highway and … Continue reading

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Arizona Homebuilders Do Not Owe a Duty of Care to Non-Original Homeowners

Recently, the Arizona Court of Appeals answered another lingering question of paramount importance to the construction industry – whether homebuilders and other construction industry professionals may be indefinitely subject to negligence claims based on alleged construction defects. In Sullivan v. … Continue reading

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NLRB Expected to Issue Decision on “Joint Employers”

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to issue a decision  in the very near future (Browning-Ferris Industries 32 RC 109684) that will dramatically change the standard  for finding that two or more entities constitute “joint employers” for purposes of … Continue reading

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Multi-Agency Investigation Successfully Targets Arizona and Utah Construction Companies’ Misclassification of Employees

Sixteen Arizona and Utah companies accused of misclassifying more than 1,000 construction workers agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages and penalties after a multi-year, multi-agency investigation led to consent judgments, which were recently approved by the federal district courts … Continue reading

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Arizona Residential Fall Protection Statute Repealed

By the actions of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Federal OSHA), today the Arizona-specific residential fall protection statute has been repealed. Read full test of the Article here.

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