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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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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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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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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