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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Partial Subordination Agreement not Involving or Affecting Mechanics Lien Claimant Priority is Enforceable in Nevada

When visible construction begins, Nevada law says mechanic’s liens attach to the construction site. A construction lender wants to ensure that its deed of trust securing the construction loan has first priority to the property title, if the loan is … 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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Mark D. Johnson, Construction Law Partner in Snell & Wilmer’s Los Angeles office, will be presenting a webinar on Construction Payment and Performance Bond Fundamentals, November 16, 2015, from 10 am -11:30 am, PT. The webinar will focus on the … 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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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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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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Snell & Wilmer Construction Litigation Group Ranked Tier 1 Nationally by Best Lawyers of America©

The Snell & Wilmer Construction Group is proud to have been Nationally ranked by Best Lawyers in America© as Tier 1 for Litigation: Construction.  See our press release here.

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