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24Jun, 2020

Take-Out Food and the First COVID-19 Force Majeure Opinion

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Bankruptcy, COVID-19, Force Majeure|Tags: , |0 Comments

An Illinois bankruptcy court was the first court in the country to issue an opinion on how a force majeure clause in a commercial lease would be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Not surprisingly, the language of the underlying force majeure clause and the Illinois’ Governor’s executive order played critical [...]

17Jun, 2020

Shoddy Construction Work – Is it covered by your CGL?

By |June 17th, 2020|Categories: Commercial General Liability (CGL), Construction Contractor Advisor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A recent 8th Circuit Court of Appeals case, applying Missouri law, reminds us that shoddy workmanship may not be covered by your commercial general liability insurance.  This also means that if an owner claims your faulty workmanship caused problems on the project, you may have to pay those damages out [...]

10Jun, 2020

Liquidated Damages—They Must have a Reasonable Basis

By |June 10th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Liquidated Damages, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A recent case out of Pennsylvania refused to allow an owner to assess liquidated damages for project delay.  This case serves as a reminder that if you are including liquidated damages in your construction contract, there must be some reasonable basis for the amount of liquidated damages. In this case, [...]

3Jun, 2020

Indemnity Obligations in the Age of COVID-19

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID-19, Indemnity clauses, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

COVID-19 has created chaos in the construction world.  One of the biggest problems is staffing projects to meet deadlines on the project.  But, what if your company is hit with a COVID-19 outbreak and you cannot staff the job?  Have you already agreed to indemnify the upstream contractor or owner [...]

27May, 2020

Best Practices in Dealing with COVID-19

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Construction, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

We have all been dealing with the impact of COVID-19, but the situation becomes more personal when one of our own employees reports that he or she is suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.  And, with all the guidance out there, it may be difficult to figure out exactly what to do. [...]

20May, 2020

Sending Employees Home to Avoid Catching COVID-19? Remember Your ADA Obligations.  

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Construction, COVID Employment, COVID-19|Tags: , |0 Comments

Over the past several months, EEOC, DOL, OSHA and other federal agencies have provided answers to dozens, if not hundreds, of questions regarding how employers should handle their responsibilities to employees during this unprecedented time.  The EEOC has reminded employers of their obligations, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, to comply [...]

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