Spring 2017

An Investigation in Sheep’s Clothing: Multilateral Development Bank “Audits”

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An Investigation in Sheep’s Clothing: Multilateral Development Bank “Audits”

Multilateral development banks, under the guise of “audits,” have significantly increased investigations of and enforcement actions against construction companies, sometimes with severe consequences.

The unique rule in federal procurement law that contractors shall follow directives of individuals who possess actual authority – express or implied, and a recent Court of Federal Claims decision that demonstrates this principle.

Leverage New Standard Contracts and General Terms and Conditions From ConsensusDocs.

The American Society of Civil Engineers in accordance with the American National Standards Institute have a consensus industry standard for schedule delay analysis coming out in 2017.

Early dispute resolution options are now available for obligees who want faster decisions on their performance bond claims.

Summary of the recently enacted drone regulations.

The total cost method damage analysis is known as the “least preferred” method of recover, but what are the conditions surrounding a court accepting its use.

This article examines the potential adverse impact on construction participants of a recent Southern District of Texas case which held that under certain circumstances an insured can violate the duty to cooperate in a policy by failing to dismiss an affirmative claim.

Determining the time impact of a delay event is not as simple as looking at a COM schedule to see if that event affected the critical path, or is longer than the amount of float available to it. The following are five things attorneys should know about float before using it to measure and argue the time impact of delay event.

Enter for a chance to win $2,000 and more!

AIA is updating their Contract Documents. The Forum is planning publications and programs including the Fall Meeting in Boston (Oct. 5-6) to discuss the updates.

Enter your great idea by March 3, 2017 to spend the Forum’s money.

Register: http://ambar.org/FCLAnnual17

Search for ABA FCL 365 in the App Store.

The Dispute Resolver blog, Practicums, and free CLEs

Hot topic conference calls and 50 State Survey

Hot topic conference calls, Newsletter, and Help Desk

Educational topic conference calls and collaboration with international trade groups and associations

Great Division for new attorneys (five years or less in practice of construction law) or attorneys 35 years old or younger.

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