Contract Interpretation

Quick Thoughts for Construction Contracting: Don’t Overlook the Entities – Part 1Sometimes the best advice is the advice we already know, but a timely reminder makes all the difference.  In this first blog post of the series, the advice is exactly that. Get the right entities on the dotted lines.

You’ve spent weeks negotiating the minutiae of change order procedures, hemming and hawing on completion dates,

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Unlicensed Contractors Can Pursue Designers for NegligenceThe North Carolina Court of Appeals recently determined that a builder who fails to comply with state licensing requirements may still pursue a negligence claim against design professionals. In Wright Construction Services, Inc. v. The Hard Art Studio, PLLC, the owner contracted with architecture firm Olive Architecture to develop plans for a mixed-use complex

Non-compliance with Change Order Requirements Dooms Differing Site Conditions ClaimOn November 6, 2020, the Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s decision dismissing a contractor’s differing site conditions claim on a sewer replacement project. In TSI Construction, Inc. v. Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District, the appellate court concluded that the contractor’s failure to comply with contractual provisions necessary to preserve its