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Feb 08, 2019

A Quick Reminder on the Need to Prove Damages in New Jersey Construction Litigation

The New Jersey Appellate Division’s recent opinion in Professional Stone, Stucco & Siding Applicators, Inc. v. JMOC Builders, Inc., although not new, serves as a good reminder of what contractors need to do to prove damages in a breach of contract case.» Read More

Jan 15, 2018

Is The Pay-If-Paid Or Pay-When-Paid Clause In My New York Construction Contract Enforceable?

Many subcontractors receive standard form contracts from contractors and have little opportunity to negotiate the terms of the contract.  Often, these standard form contracts include a “pay if paid” or “pay when paid” contract clause.  What are these clauses? Are they enforceable under New York Law?» Read More

Jan 08, 2018

The Insurance Debacle: You Know You Need It, But How Does It Help You?

As a contractor, you know you need insurance.  You know that all owners – commercial or residential – will require it.  The law will require it if you are doing home improvement or public work.  You have an insurance broker.  You have general liability insurance, worker’s comp insurance, and auto insurance. » Read More

Jun 21, 2017

Contractors Working in New York and New Jersey: Do You Need a Written Contract to File a Mechanic’s or Construction Lien?

Many contractors performing work for small projects reach an “agreement” with an owner regarding the scope of work that the owner wants and the price to be paid, and begin construction.  The two parties seem to be on good terms, and the project begins smoothly. » Read More

Jun 21, 2017

Construction: A Journey to the Boundary of Success and Failure

Throughout history, construction has been one of the ultimate expressions of human achievement.  From Stonehenge, the Giza pyramids, and the Great Wall to Hoover Dam, construction is one of those human activities that, perhaps like armies, are bound either to succeed magnificently or to fail miserably. » Read More

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