Settling construction disputes

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There is no running away from the fact that we live in a highly litigious society, and there is no question that having to file a construction lawsuit to enforce your rights or being brought into a lawsuit to defend yourself is at best an expensive proposition and at worst a gut wrenching experience. Even if you are able to …

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The Ultimate Road Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Ultimate Road Project FINAL (small)

Infrastructure spending is on the increase in the United States, and Florida is not being left behind. Expected to start at the end of this year, this major road project entails 21 miles of construction, reconstructing I-4 from West of Kirkman Road in Orange County to East of State Road 434 in Seminole County. More than 75 bridges will be …

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Notice to owner not required

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Notice to owner not required

Knowledgeable contractors are aware that they must file a Notice to Owner before they can ever file a Claim of Lien on those jobs where they don’t have a direct contractual relationship with the owner. But what if the owner transfers ownership to a related corporation after it had already directly contracted with a sub, say a marble installer? Does …

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Arbitration award commotion

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It has always been possible to argue (albeit with difficulty and often with little success) that an arbitration award should be vacated because it manifestly disregards the law. However, lately, more and more construction lawyers are relying on a different argument – if an award doesn’t conform to the contract, then the arbitrator has exceeded his/her authority, and the award …

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Retainage: How to get some when you’re halfway done

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Say you’re working for a local municipality which is holding a large retainage or your payment applications. Do you know that at 50 percent completion “… a public entity must reduce to 5 percent the amount of retainage withheld from each subsequent progress payment made to the contractor”. Generally under construction contract law, the term “50-percent completion” means the point …

Alexander BarthetRetainage: How to get some when you’re halfway done

Construction Lawyer Alex Barthet Chosen as Advisor for Miami’s New Construction Show

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Miami New Construction Show steering committee

Miami Construction Lawyer Alex Barthet was tapped as an advisor by the Board of Directors of Miami’s New Construction Show. Scheduled at the Miami Beach Convention Center from August 29 to August 31, 2014, this 3 day real estate presentation will bring together key stakeholders in the new construction market within South Florida. This unique construction exhibition will create a marketplace where …

Alexander BarthetConstruction Lawyer Alex Barthet Chosen as Advisor for Miami’s New Construction Show