Under Construction - March 2011


Spring is always ripe with the promise of new opportunities. In that spirit, for our Spring 2011 issue, Under Construction is pleased to present four informative articles that we hope will help you safeguard the new construction projects you have in development. In our first article, Summary of 2010 Amendments to Arizona Prompt Payment Act, attorney Jason Ebe encourages developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals working on new private construction projects to understand the revisions and update their contracts to reflect the changes to Arizona’s Prompt Payment Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2011. In Jury Awards $1.9 Million Against General Contractor for Injury on Job Site, attorney Kelly MacHenry shares the details of a recent case that may make owners, contractors and subcontractors take a closer look at their job site practices and insurance coverage. In the article Arbitration Provisions That Waive Nevada Chapter 40 Rights Found Unconscionable, attorney Leon Mead suggests that Nevada developers and owners should review their sales arbitration clauses in light of a new case decided by the Nevada Supreme Court. In our final article, To Seal or Not to Seal—That Is the Question for Design Professional Experts in Litigation, attorney Rick Erickson offers helpful suggestions to design professionals who act as experts in dispute resolution forums.

In addition to these articles, we have included details about two upcoming events, an AGC mixer on March 30 and an OSHA seminar on March 31. If you live in the Las Vegas area or will be traveling there on these dates, see the end of our newsletter for more information.

If you have questions or comments about any of these articles, you can e-mail the attorney who authored the article, the editor or your regular Snell & Wilmer contact. If you have any suggestions for future articles, please feel free to e-mail them to me.

Jim Sienicki

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