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Boston and Millennium Partners Are Negotiating A $1B Multi-use Downtown Project

This project would be a catalyst for urban redevelopment and rejuvenation. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), after reviewing a number of proposals, has entered into negotiations with real estate developer, Millennium Partners, to build a $1 b
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Federal Court Upholds Contractual Language To Arbitrate In 30 Days

Courts almost never overturn arbitration agreements. Courts, for many years, have confirmed the sanctity of arbitration agreements. This was confirmed, once again, in a recent North Carolina case, Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise v. W.G. Yates & S
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Federal Transgender Bathroom Requirements Conflict With Local Codes

Conflicting code requirements make compliance difficult for contractors and owners. According to a recent study, “about 1.4 million adults in [this] country identify as transgender.” www.latimes.com The federal government has stipulated that tran
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A Litigant Can File Simultaneous Suits In State and Federal Court

A recent Tennessee Federal District Court case reveals there are exceptions to the Colorado River Doctrine. The general rule of law stipulates that a litigant cannot simultaneously file suit in both federal and state court when the cases are based on
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Opinion—The Economic Perils of Uncertainty

Continuing uncertainty regarding federal regulations is damaging our industry and the country. The key to running a successful construction business is planning. A well-planned project has a far greater chance of being completed on time and on budget
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Aging Drinking Water Infrastructure Creates Opportunities for Contractors

Antiquated, non-compliant drinking water systems throughout the country need upgrading. The code violations in the Flint, Mich., drinking water system that have led to disastrous health problems have raised public awareness concerning the challenges
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Negotiations Continue on the Miami Beach Light Rail System

Controversy surrounds the city’s selection process. Miami and Dade County, Fla., have been examining ways to improve and expand the area’s mass transit system for years. A number of concepts, some traditional, some innovative, have been proposed.
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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