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Under Construction - June 2016

06/15/2016

Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the June 2016 edition of our Under Construction newsletter. Hope you are staying cool this summer.

Are you legally operating your drone on the construction site? In our Winter 2015 Under Construction newsletter, we highlighted requirements for legal operation of drones for commercial use. The follow-up article in this edition provides additional updates in light of recent developments taken by the FAA and states like Arizona affecting drone operations.

We will also take a look at new legislation and recent court opinions in Arizona affecting the construction industry and how these changes may affect your construction business. Then, we move to California and examine a recent California case evaluating the sufficiency of proof of construction claim damages, including the first case in California discussing home office overhead delay damages and the federal Eichleay formula. We conclude with an article discussing a developing issue in Utah regarding indemnification of board member/developer defendants by HOAs for attorney’s fees and costs.

We hope you will find these articles informative and enlightening. Please let us know if you want us to address a specific construction issue in a future newsletter. Cheers to a wonderful summer!

Regards,
Jim Sienicki

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