There’s the 5 Second Rule, But Have You Heard of the 5 Year Rule?
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by Garret Murai
2w ago
They’re called deadlines for a reason. Usually, because something really bad could happen if you fail to meet the deadline. For those in the construction industry ..read more
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AAA Revises its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures
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by Garret Murai
1M ago
This one is for the lawyers. Or for those of you who are claims-minded . . .  Effective March 1, 2024, the American Arbitration Association (“AAA ..read more
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Government Claims Act Does Not Apply to Actions Solely Seeking Declaratory Relief and Not Monetary Relief
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by Garret Murai
1M ago
Perhaps it should come as no surprise, but public entities get special treatment under the law, and when filing a claim against a public entity, in ..read more
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Contractor Prevails in Part Against CalOSHA in Valley Fever Case
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by Garret Murai
2M ago
Fever. Specifically, Valley fever. Caused by the fungus Coccidioides. It lives in the top two to 12 inches of soil, can become airborne when the soil ..read more
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AGC’s 2024 Construction Outlook. Infrastructure is Bright but Office-Geddon is Not
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by Garret Murai
2M ago
The Associated General Contractors of America has issued its 2024 Construction Outlook. According to its survey of construction contractors throughout the United States, contractors have a ..read more
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Homeowner Who Wins Case Against Swimming Pool Contractor Gets a Splash of Cold Water When it Comes to Attorneys’ Fees
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by Garret Murai
2M ago
Looking outside as of late it seems like the glorious, sun-drenched days of Summer are just a nostalgic memory of days long gone. So, to bring ..read more
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9th Circuit Plumbs Through the Federal and State False Claims Acts
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by Garret Murai
3M ago
You may have heard of the False Claims Act and know that it penalizes companies and individuals in contract with the government who present false claims ..read more
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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. But When it Comes to the CalOSHA Appeals Board, They Can Say it Any Way They Please
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by Garret Murai
3M ago
We lawyers do a fair amount of reading. Documents. Court decisions. Passive aggressive correspondence from opposing counsel. As well as statutes, regulations and administrative guidance. And ..read more
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Jury Could Have Found That Scissor Lift Manufacturer Should Have Included “Better” Safety Features
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by Garret Murai
4M ago
A few years ago I listened to an NPR segment called “What Can Kids Learn by Doing Dangerous Things?” It was about a summer program called ..read more
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2024 Construction Law Update
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by Garret Murai
4M ago
We would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season as we approach 2024. The first half of the 2023-2024 legislative session saw the ..read more
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