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Bad decision: Engineer leaves voicemail about cracks in the bridge.

No. 1,444 According to this article in the Miami Herald, the fact that cracks started to appear in the Florida International University Foot Bridge (which collapsed when it had been used for only a few days) was not necessarily bad news. Maybe so, but that won’t sound very convincing to the jury, will it? I […]

Hiccoughing on HICPA — the statute a contractor can ignore and collect anyway

No. 1,256  HOME IMPROVEMENT CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT,                                    73 P.S. § 517.1, et seq. MAUREEN DURST AND SCOTT DURST v. MILROY GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC . 52 A.3d 357 (2012) SHAFER ELECTRIC & CONSTRUCTION v. RAYMOND MANTIA AND DONNA MANTIA, 67 A.3d 2013 […]

Act 117 of 2014 Addresses Mechanics Lien Priority

The banking lobby and its allies are apparently stronger than the construction industry lobby and its allies. Thus, Act 117 (SB 145 of 2013) was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in July, becoming effective for transactions concluded after September 9.

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