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Do You Arbitrate or Litigate?

Contractors and their lawyers understand arbitration is often the preferred method for the resolution of a construction dispute. It is a standard clause in most construction contracts. But what happens if an agreement is not very clear…

Punch List Work Not Last Work

A sprinkler contractor submitted its final pay application through a sworn statement, noting that no additional work was required on the project and that 100% of its work was completed. Ninety four days later when it wasn't paid, it served…

Taking Back Materials from the Job Site

If for any reason a project is abandoned, can you take back materials from the job site? Lien holders, who have delivered materials for improvements which have not been incorporated and for which they have not been paid, may peaceably…