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16Sep, 2020

Damages for Delays and Disruptions on the Project—How do you recover them?

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Damages, Construction Delays, Delay Damages|Tags: , |0 Comments

Construction projects around the country are experiencing delays.  These delays can lead to extended general conditions, idle labor and equipment costs, material cost escalation, and de-mobilization and re-mobilization costs.  But, how do you recover those damages? Notice The first step to recovering delay damages is to provide notice. But, your [...]

9Sep, 2020

How Not to Use a PPP Loan!!

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, Fraud|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The U.S. Attorney for Minnesota recently indicted a contractor for defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP").  Given the broad uses of PPP loans, this contractor went pretty far out of bounds to get himself indicted. The U.S. Attorney’s press release explained the underlying allegations. Strike One: The contractor applied for [...]

3Sep, 2020

What Does it Mean to Incorporate the Prime Contract?

By |September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

How often have you read that the terms of the prime contract are incorporated into the subcontract?  If you read your subcontracts, you’ve probably seen that language in every contract over the last 10 years. But, what does that mean?  It means you are bound by the terms of the [...]

26Aug, 2020

The Economics of Litigation Must Make Sense

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Litigation, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Much as the economics of a construction project must make sense, the same is true when you are considering litigation.  The costs associated with litigation must be considered in light of the potential recovery.  A recent decision from the Nebraska Court of Appeals drove this point home. The case, Scheichinger [...]

12Aug, 2020

Why You Need an I-9 Audit

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Form I-9, I-9 Audit, ICE|Tags: |0 Comments

As you all know, you must complete an I-9 for all new hires.  And, as of last May, you should be using the most recent I-9 form.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) takes I-9’s very seriously and while I-9s are not difficult to complete, [...]

5Aug, 2020

FIGG Bridge–Debarred for 10 Years?

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Debarred, Federal Construction Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) suspended FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc. from participating in any federally funded projects and has proposed a 10-year debarment, which would bar FIGG from performing work on any federally funded or assisted projects. The FHWA decision to bar FIGG is based on FIGG’s [...]

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