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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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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Dec 2015 Under Construction Newsletter Available

The December 2015 Under Construction Newsletter from Snell & Wilmer’s Construction Law Group is now available. Articles include: FAA regulations affecting drone use on construction projects; Drafting pay when paid clauses in California; Construction defect reform in Denver, and use … Continue reading

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LA’s 6th St Viaduct Replacement Project Continues Work

ENR reports construction moving forward on the largest bridge project in Los Angeles history: the $449 million project to replace the 83 year old 6th Street Viaduct, which was deemed unsafe as a result of Alkali Silica Reaction that is weakening … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Stops Newhall Ranch Project on Climate Change Concerns

In a split decision, the California Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s approval of the Newhall Ranch Mega-Project’s 5,828 page environmental impact report, stating the lower court failed to adequately support its conclusion that the development would not significantly … Continue reading

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Nevada Supreme Court Building Breaks Ground

Snell & Wilmer’s Construction & Appellate Law teams congratulate LV Land Company LLC, EHB Companies and the Nevada Supreme and Appellate Courts on their breaking ground for the new Nevada Supreme Courthouse in Las Vegas, Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  More … Continue reading

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California HS Rail Likely to Be Late and Over Budget

The Los Angeles Times reports experts predict tunneling projects for the California Bullet Train to be over-budget and delayed by complications of boring through fractured rock formations, known and unknown earthquake faults and other problems posed by the boundary between … Continue reading

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Denver Transit Partners Set to Open DIA to Union Station Section

Denver Transit Authority is set to open the section of the @2.2 billion “Eagle” transit public private partnership project running from Denver International Airport to Denver’s Union Station in April. See video report from American City Business Journal/Denver here.

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Transfer of Property Title to a Holding Company Did Not Divest Landowner of Owner-Occupant Status Under A.R.S. § 33-1002(B)

Recently, in Marco Crane & Rigging Co. v. Masaryk, 703 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 29 (Dec. 30, 2014), the Arizona Court of Appeals established that a subcontractor on a residential project has no lien rights against an owner-occupant, even though the … Continue reading

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