Monthly Archives: May 2019

New York Supreme Court Granted Summary Judgment for Subcontractor Where Contractor Attempted to Utilize Contractual “Pay-When-Paid” Provision to Unreasonably Withhold Payment from Subcontractor

A.E. Rosen Elec. Co. v. Plank, LLC, No. 07862-7, 2019 BL 113951 (Sup. Ct. Mar. 01, 2019) Michelle Beth Rosenberg On March 1, 2019, the Supreme Court of New York, Albany County, granted a subcontractor’s motion for summary judgment on … Continue reading

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Enhanced Anti-Corruption Scrutiny in Construction Industry

Robert A. Gallagher Anthony Finizio Michael A. Schwartz Bribery and corruption have long plagued the construction industry, particularly in emerging markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Large contracts often trickle down through layers of subcontractors … Continue reading

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Contractor’s Third Party Beneficiary Claim Dismissed Against Designer Where Designer’s Contract with Owner Lacked Clear Intent to Benefit the Contractor

Arco Ingenierosm, S.A. v. CDM Int’l Inc., Civil Action No. 18-12348-PBS, 2019 BL 100779 (D. Mass. Mar. 22, 2019) Luke Nicholas Eaton In November 2009, Tropical Storm Ida hit El Salvador, causing flooding, landslides, and the destruction of homes, roads, … Continue reading

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Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Contractor Satisfied Conditions Precedent Under Performance Bond

Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. v Guar. Co. of N. Am. USA, 2019 BL 97923 (Colo. App. Mar. 21, 2019). Danielle J. Volpe This construction dispute involved rights and obligations under a performance bond supplied for an office building construction project in … Continue reading

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Federal Court in Louisiana Upholds Suspensive Condition Not Subject Solely to Owner’s Whim

Team Contractors, LLC v. Waypoint Nola, LLC, No. 16-1131, 2019 BL 96133 (E.D. La. Mar. 20, 2019) Emily D. Anderson The Eastern District of Louisiana recently denied the motion of a prime contractor (the “Contractor”) for summary judgment on its … Continue reading

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