Contractor May be Liable for Injury Caused by Work Installed According to Customer SpecificationsAn Illinois appellate court recently addressed the scope of negligence liability for a slip and fall injury on a newly installed roof at the Chicago White Sox Stadium. In 2013, a maintenance employee slipped on the roof at the stadium and suffered severe muscle tears. The employee filed suit alleging negligence and strict liability against

In Case You Missed It: Tracking Government Enforcement: The False Claims Act in 2017The federal government continues to use the False Claims Act (FCA) as one of its prime enforcement tools against government contractors. To keep you informed on the status of the law, Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group is pleased to present the 2017 FCA Year in Review, our annual review of significant FCA

How to Manage Offsite Issues on a Construction ProjectLarge projects tend to generate complaints from neighboring residents and businesses during construction. How a contractor deals with those complaints can be critical to a project’s overall success. Concerns can vary from minor noise complaints to more serious trespass and nuisance complaints regarding hazardous and non-hazardous construction materials. Regardless of the nature of the complaint

Final Countdown to DFARS Cybersecurity ComplianceMost federal defense contractors are aware that December 31, 2017, is the deadline for them to comply with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations. However, many defense contractors (understandably) remain perplexed about not only the details of the requirements, but

Aron C. BeezleyBradley is pleased to announce that Aron Beezley was appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Bid Protest Committee. The committee’s mission is to provide timely information on developments and a forum for discussing significant issues involving the resolution of bid protests within the federal government, including the agencies, the GAO, and judicial forums.

Florida Statutes of Limitations and Repose Governing Construction Claims Revised to Clarify Accrual Dates Effective July 1Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 377 providing for revisions to the Florida statutes of limitation and repose governing construction claims. The new law revises Fla. Stat. Sec. 95.11 (Limitations Other Than for the Recovery of Real Property) to clear up some confusion regarding when the statutes of limitations and repose begin to run. Under

Business contract detailsEvery construction project has a contract (written, preferably), and they often vary in size and scope depending on the nature and complexity of a project. Many construction industry participants have developed their own contract forms, and others rely on industry standard contract forms such as the AIA and ConsensusDocs standard forms. ConsensusDocs forms evolved from