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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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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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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Leon Mead to Present Nevada Mechanics Lien Seminar Oct 19

Snell & Wilmer’s Leon Mead, senior Construction Law Partner in our Nevada offices, will be teaching a seminar on Nevada Mechanics Lien Law at the Associated General Contractors / Nevada Contractors Association training facility on October 19, 2015. The seminar … Continue reading

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Nevada Legislature Passes Reform on General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Subcontractor Labor Benefits

The 2015 Nevada Legislature appears to have brought common sense reform to one of the state’s most controversial statutes – NRS 608.150 – which made “original contractors” liable to its subcontractor employees (or labor unions and labor union trust funds … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Congratulates Helix Electric Nevada, Inc. on ENR’s Subcontractor of the Year Award

Congratulations to Victor Fuchs and the Helix Electric Nevada, Inc. team for being named as ENR Southwest’s 2014 Subcontractor of the Year!  

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Under Construction Newsletter for 4th Quarter 2014 Released

Snell & Wilmer’s Construction Group has released its Under Construction Newsletter for 4th Quarter 2014, containing timely articles on Contract Drafting to Avoid Claims, Arizona’s View of the “Cardinal Change Doctrine”, a summary of the Arizona Weitz Company LLC v. … Continue reading

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Nevada Supreme Court Rules Suppliers Not Entitled to Notice of Defect and Right to Repair under Nevada Residential Construction Defect Law

Nevada’s residential construction defect law – NRS 40.600 through 40.695, inclusive – was enacted in order to avoid costly litigation by providing all contractors and subcontractors with a notice of and an opportunity to repair alleged construction defects before litigation … Continue reading

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NEVADA HOMEOWNERS MUST SHOW A CONSTRUCTION DEFECT REPAIR IS “ACTUALLY NECESSARY” TO RECOVER DAMAGES UNDER NEVADA STATUTES

It is hard to think of a state with more change in construction law over the last quarter century than Nevada.  Nevada’s construction industry boom and bust during that time has spawned some of the most unique statutory schemes contractors … Continue reading

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