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2Aug, 2016

Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law, Water Law|0 Comments

Landowners and developers bogged in an EPA wetland determination were recently thrown a life line when the United States Supreme Court determined The Army Corps of Engineer's (Corps) "jurisdictional determinations" (JD) regarding wetland designations are reviewable by the court.  United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc. Under [...]

17May, 2016

North Dakota Farmer’s 4 Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud Upheld

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Crop Insurance, Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

Such is the life of a farmer.   Even in times of a good crop, the potential insurance claim may be more valuable than the crop itself.  That may have been the case for Aaron Johnson of Norwood, North Dakota, who in 2014 received a 4 year sentence for receiving [...]

5Jan, 2016

Your Contract is a Hodgepodge of Conflicting Proposals

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|0 Comments

Ouch.  That’s what a court called a contract to remediate petroleum contamination at a number of gas stations in New York.  Sometimes, it’s hard to believe the contracts that get signed. Environmental Risk hired Science Applications to remediate petroleum contamination at 47 gas stations.  Environmental Risk had previously entered into a Professional [...]

23Dec, 2015

Insuring Additional Acres? The Number of Acres Added May Affect Your Coverage

By |December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Crop Insurance, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Added Land: Insurance Options Ahead   Farm land does not change hands very often but when it does the acquiring operator should keep in mind the rules which may affect the operator's crop insurance benefits covering the newly added land. Failing to understand and abide by the Risk [...]

16Dec, 2015

The Ghosts of Projects Past

By |December 16th, 2015|Categories: Construction Claims, Construction Contractor Advisor|Tags: |0 Comments

Sean Minahan, one of my partners, and I were discussing a construction dispute the other day and we commented again and again about the significant organization required to get a construction project to completion. From the contracts, to the schedule, to the funding—everything has to be in lock step or [...]

11Dec, 2015

Foregoing Work Comp Coverage? Remember to Provide Notice.

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: |0 Comments

Work Comp Claim Form   Early in my career I had a Nebraska case come across my desk which involved a farm hand falling and striking his head while working on a farm truck.  The farmer had not obtained a workers' compensation policy to cover such accidents because [...]

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