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Texts Can Constitute Binding Contracts

Under certain circumstances, text exchanges can satisfy the statute of frauds. For hundreds of years, courts have required tangible proof that commercial and other contracts reflect a “meeting of the minds” by the parties to an agreement. In the
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A Review of Preliminary Notice Requirements

Timely filing is essential when serving a preliminary notice. Subcontractors and suppliers serve Preliminary Notices to ensure their right to file liens if they are not paid. This is standard procedure. A Preliminary Notice benefits contractors and o
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Early Registration Now Open

ATLANTA – Early registration for the Construction SuperConference, the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets is now open. The show will
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What is the Future of the California High Speed Rail System?

Californians have voted for the rail system but haven’t figured out how to pay for it. The California High Speed Rail System is a high speed bullet train that, if built, would link the major cities in California with what the Los Angeles Times call
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Natural Gas Pipeline Permit Denied By New York

New York State turns down the permit application for the 124-mile Constitution natural gas pipeline. The proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline designed to transport natural gas from shale fields in Pennsylvania 124 miles into New York State igni
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Final OSHA Silica Rule Becomes Effective June 23rd.

The final OSHA silica rule is far more rigorous than the one it replaces. After three years of study, revision, and input from industry and labor union experts, the “Final OSHA Silica Safety Rule” goes into effect on June 23rd, 2016. Contractors
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New, Stricter Rules for Union Avoidance Consultants

The new DOL “persuader rule” makes compliance more challenging. Attorneys, and other consultants, who provide advice to employers dealing with union organizing efforts have, in the past, been required to disclose their activities only if they hav
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