On March 2, 2015, new anti-human trafficking rules applicable to government contractors went into effect. While government contracts have been subject to anti-human trafficking provisions for some time, these revised requirements include a new certification provision, mandatory reporting obligations, involvement of suspending and debarring officials in the review of reported violations, full cooperation with agency investigations, and publication of violations on FAPIIS, among other changes.
Blue and Black or White and Gold? The Dress-Seen-Round-The-World sparked a big debate on the internet and in living rooms everywhere with reasonable people having unreasonable discussions about the color of the above dress. How could two people look at the same image and walk away with wildly differing views?
On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered into a lease without realizing a property was in foreclosure.
Takings law is complicated enough but leave it to the frequently reversed U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to twist it out of shape so much as to dare the Supreme Court to reverse it not just once but twice in the same case.
As we’ve written in the past, Millennials have played a significant role in the revival of Denver’s economy. As increasing rent payments threaten to exceed monthly mortgage payments, however, Denver’s popularity among Millennials may diminish.
On February 26, 2015, Roy Cooper of Arcadis and I reprised our popular Workshop for the University of Hartford’s Construction Institute, “Managing Legal Exposures.”
As California continues to expand and improve its infrastructure, public agencies are more frequently running into contaminated property.
Footloose in Newport Beach: City Councilmembers Lack the Inherent Right to Appeal a Planning Commission Decision Then Vote On the Appeal
While formal court rules do not apply to local land use proceedings fundamental requirements for due process and fairness are part of land use decisionmaking as illustrated in Woody’s Group, Inc. v. City of Newport Beach.
New Jersey Supreme Court Calls for More Specific Language in Arbitration Agreements: Atalese and Beyond
A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Atalese v. U.S. Legal Servs. Grp., and subsequent opinions by New Jersey’s state and federal courts applying Atalese, strongly suggest that arbitration provisions contained in contracts relating to construction and engineering projects and services will not be enforceable under New Jersey law unless they contain clear and unambiguous language signaling that the parties are surrendering their rights to pursue their claims in court.
A coalition of special interest groups, led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of Commerce, are behind the introduction of Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”).