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Effective October 1, 2019, Florida General Contractors Have a Statutory Right to Recovery of Attorney Fees Against a Defaulted Subcontractor’s Surety

Published Date:

05/14/2019

Florida contractors will soon have a level playing field, at least related to the right to recovery of attorney fees in certain circumstances. Effective October 1, 2019, the Florida statute by which legal fees may be recovered from insurers and sureties was amended to expressly afford that right to contractors. Florida’s Insurance statute, Chapter 627, […]

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N.Y. COURT OF APPEALS SUSTAINS 13-HOUR RULE FOR PAYMENT OF 24-HOUR HOME CARE WORKERS

Published Date:

03/26/2019

New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has issued its much-awaited decision as a result of the appeals from the rulings in Andryeyeva v. New York Health Care, Inc. and Moreno v. Future Care Health Servs., Inc.  The Court’s ruling essentially approves paying “live-in” health care aides per diem rate based on 13 hours […]

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Eleventh Circuit Reverses Attorneys’ Fee Award to Performance Bond Sureties in Dispute with Contractor arising from Claim against Subcontractor Performance Bond

Published Date:

01/15/2019

On October 26, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (the “Eleventh Circuit”) issued a decision which reversed an award of prevailing party attorneys’ fees to performance bond sureties in their dispute with a contractor arising from the contractor’s claim against a subcontractor’s performance bond. Had the lower court’s decision been […]

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AB 3018: Amendments to the Skilled and Trained Workforce Requirements on California Public Projects

Published Date:

01/15/2019

What California Contractors Need To Know About AB 3018 California contractors used to face limited consequences for non-compliance with the state’s skilled and trained workforce requirements on public works projects. A sea-change to the statutory landscape went into effect on January 1, 2019 as a result of Assembly Bill No. 3018 (“AB 3018”).1 The Code […]

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The Golden State Commits to Going Green – Why Contractors Will be in High Demand to Build the State’s Infrastructure

Published Date:

11/13/2018

On September 10, 2018 California’s Governor took an ambitious stance on environmental policy and signed Senate Bill 100 (“SB100”). The bill accelerates several Renewables Portfolio Standards (“RPS”) deadlines previously established by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill’s most notable effect—it requires that 100 percent of California’s electricity come from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. […]

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