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Construction Law Letters and Public Construction Works
for Industry Professionals, Managers, Trades & Suppliers

2011
January Negligence and Warranty
February Effective Management of Construction
March Debt Relief – Survival Strategy
2010
January Construction Site Injuries and Deaths
January Real Property Covenents – CC&R’s
February Evidence – Spoliation Defined; Elements of Proof Required
February Briefs of Law – Elements
March Corporate Records – Minutes
May Surface Water Intrusion; Reasonable Use Rule
June Mechanics’ Liens and Waivers of Lien
July Construction Delay Claims
August Consumer Sales Practices Act (“CSPA”)
2009
January Construction Defects and Building Products
February Contract Interpretation
March Excavating Contractor has non-Delegable Duty
April Construction Risk / Fault / Immunity
May Measure of Damages
June Quantum Meruit v. Unjust Enrichment, Distinguished
July “MAC” – Matrerial Adverse Changes Clause
August Business Associations: Limited Liability Companies (“LLC’s”) v. Corporations and Partnerships
September Construction Mediation
October Lawyer Selection – No Beauty Contest
November Abuse of Process
2008
January Real Property, Watercourse Boundaries
February Trade Secrets; Defined, Applied
February Concrete, Manufactured When
March Arbitration; Waiver of Right
April HIPAA – Medical Records
April Construction Defects
May Business Associations: Limited Liability Companies (“LLC’s”) v. Corporations and Partnerships
May Defamation; Libel v. Slander
June Designers and Product Liability
June Real Property Purchases – Unpaid Utility Bills
July Formaldehyde; Boon or Bane?
August Conflict of Interest Restrictions – Former U.S. Government Employees
September “DEBT RELIEF” Ads may mean Bankruptcy & Foreclosure
October Construction Law; Workmanlike Manner, Defined
November Real Property Conveyance – Deed Reformation to Correct Mistake
December Real Property – Adverse Possession
2007
January Construction Mediation
January Nuisance; Closure Orders, Forefeiture of Real Property
February Municipal Tort Liability; Exceptions to Immunity
March Real Property – Seller’s Disclosure Statement
April OSHA, Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace
April Real Property; Foreclosure, Transfer of Title
May Mediation; Communications Confidential
June Construction Controversies – Backcharges and Extras
July Real Property – Vendors and Agents’ Duty to Disclose
August “Workmanlike Manner”, Defined
September Trade Secrets; Defined, Applied
October Construction; Surety Bonds
November Statutes of Limitations
December Real Property, Title Transfer in Judicial Sale by Sheriff
2006
January “Commuting Employee; Injuries Compensable, When.
part 1 of 2″
February “Commuting Employee; Injuries Compensable, When.
part 2 of 2″
March “Builder Negligence, Statute Of Limitations”
April “Construction Claims – Classification”
May “Landlord Liability, Property Maintenance, Insurance Coverage
part 1 of 2″
June “Landlord Liability, Property Maintenance, Insurance Coverage
part 2 of 2″
July Economic Loss Rule
August Punitive Damages Awarded Contractor; Municipality’s Breach of Contract (Part 1 of 2)
August Construction Documents
August Employer Immunity for Occupational Injuries
August Employment; At-Will
September Lawyer Selection – No Beauty Contest
September Punitive Damages Awarded Contractor; Municipality’s Breach of Contract (Part 2 of 2)
October Contractor Liability for Permit Work
October Construction Case; Fraud, Beneficiaries Defined
November Settlements; Bad Faith v. Good Faith; Test
December Real Property, “Flipping”
December Back and Forth

 

2005  
January “Contract Mistakes part I”
February “Contract Mistakes part II”
March “Mechanic’s Liens – Top Ten Errors”
March “Construction Controversies – Backcharges and Extras”
April “Employee or Independent Contractor?”
May “Real Property Tax Liability – Seller or Buyer? Deed Controls.
part I”
June “Real Property Tax Liability – Seller or Buyer? Deed Controls.
part II”
July “Legal Definitions”
August “Wrongful Eviction”
August
“Small Business Legal Checkup List”
September “Nuisance; Closure Orders, Forefeiture of Real Property”
October “Adverse Possession – Real Property”
November “Criminal Liability – Target Corporations”
December “Trade Secrets Protection Applies to LLC’s”


2004  
January “Bidding, and Bid Mistakes”
February “Specific Performance”
March “Construction Crisis Management”
April ‘”Pay When Paid” Clauses in Construction Contracts”
May “Lead Paint Hazards Act Not Applicable to Private Housing”
June “Construction General Counsel”
July “Damage to Real Property – Four-Year Statue of Limitations Applies”
August “Subcontractor Liens on Public Projects”
September “Liability for Jobsite Safety, Administration I”
October “Liability for Jobsite Safety, Administration II”
November “Excavating Contractor Has Non-Delegable Duty”
December “Adverse Possession”


2003  
February “Mechanic’s Liens -Top Ten Errors”


2001  
January “Emerging Legal Specialty”
February “Interference with Contracts -  An Actionable Tort”
March “Subsurface Conditions Risks”
April “Piercing the Corporate Veil”
May “Construction Site Negligence”
June “Damages to Real Property”
July (sp) “Contract Privity Affected by Economic Loss Doctrine”
July “Family Medical Leave Act”
August “Arbitration Awards: Modified/Vacated?”
August
(sp)
“New Ohio Statute – “Transfer on Death”  Deed”
September “When May Subcontractor Collect from the City?”
September
(sp)
“New Ohio Statute – “Transfer on Death”  Deed”
October “Mechanics’ Liens and Waivers of Lien”
October
(sp)
“New Ohio Statute – “Transfer on Death”  Deed”


2000  
January “Unworkmanlike Construction; Measure of Damages”
February “Public Taking of Real Property Compensable”
April “Public Bid Contested”
May “Effective Management of Building and Renovation Costs, Quality, and Time”
June “On Time”, “Within Budget” and “Of Good Workmanship”


1999  
January “Statutes of Limitations”


1998  
March “Who ‘Owns’ the Architect’s or Designer’s Drawings”
June “Liquidated Damages Not Enforceable As Penalty”
July “Construction Claims – Classification”
July “New Construction Laws Enacted; Affect Public and Private Work”