A “Force Majeure Clause” is a “a contractual provision allocating the risk of loss if performance becomes impossible or impracticable, esp. as a result of an event or effect that the parties could not have anticipated or controlled (emphasis ad…
The revised OSHA reporting regulation (29 C.F.R. § 1904.39) that went into effect on January 1, 2015 expands reporting requirements for covered employers. Now, when a work-related incident results in the death of any employee, then a covered employe…
Structural steel erectors often complain that the general contractor (“GC”) modifies the erection sequence, either before or during construction, but almost always after the subcontract has been executed. On the other hand, general contractors of…
Design professionals should not agree to meet certain performance criteria or otherwise impose upon themselves an elevated standard of care, particularly in light of numerous professional liability insurance exclusions. But the exclusions don’t end… Read More
The past several posts have focused on risk management for design professionals. Today, I plan to illustrate another reason why you should beware of contractually undertaking a higher duty, namely professional liability insurance exclusions. Professi… Read More
Prepared pre-lien notice and filed verified statement of lien for electrical subcontractor performing work on a series of commercial buildings, resulting in payment to the subcontractor without further action.
Throughout his career, Alabama attorney and professional engineer Jacob W. Hill has been involved in various roles in the construction industry — from laborer to design engineer, superintendent, and project manager. He is experienced in the managem… Read More
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