There are many situations in which a developer may need to begin construction before a certain date, but cannot get their building permit in time.
James Andrew, Assistant Chief Counsel for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (“CHSRA”), spoke Tuesday, October 14, at the Sacramento County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section Luncheon.
Frequent readers of this blog may recall a post from October 2012, in which we wrote about a Supreme Court of Canada decision that some believed, at the time, would result in the “death knell” for the remedy of specific performance in Canada at least in respect of commercial real estate transactions.
California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more state and local agencies can use design-build.
Everyone knows the old adage about a tree falling in the woods that makes a sound (or does it?). Recently, we’ve had to consider a similar question about a contractor’s claim certification under the Contract Disputes Act. If a certification is made, but later lost, does it still count?
This is the fourth in a series of posts arising out of the VA CLE seminar entitled “The Top 15 Virginia Construction Law Cases That Every Practitioner Should Know.”
HOA elections are a crucial part to keeping any community association going. But there’s more to it than simply setting up a space and counting votes when it’s over—especially when the results end up being challenged.
Practitioners are familiar with the incredible breadth in the applicability of CEQA to numerous governmental agency actions.
Bottom Line Up Front: It is hard to get through a large-scale construction project without hitting a bump in the road in the form of dispute between the owner, general / prime contractor, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, and so on.
The governor acted recently on the two bills involving use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs or “drones”) sitting on his desk, AB 1327 (Gorell) and AB 2306 (Chau). Both were discussed in some depth previously in this space. One bill was signed and the other vetoed.