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Jan 25, 2019

Custom Arbitration Language in Construction Contracts

By: Werner Sabo Most construction contracts include dispute resolution provisions, including situations where the parties decide not to use industry-standard agreements. Using custom language in such provisions poses real danger, including potential litigation regarding the meaning of the contract. Below are two recent cases that illustrate this danger. 1.    Did the […]

Nov 1, 2018

The Importance of Making Sure Arbitration Provisions are Unambiguous

By: Jennifer Cromheecke and Werner Sabo Two recent cases underscore the importance of ensuring that contractual dispute-resolution provisions are clear, unambiguous, and reflective of the parties’ intentions. In Matrix North American Construction, Inc. v. SNC Lavalin Constructors, Inc., Case No.: PWG-17-3763, 2018 WL 3707838 (D.Md. Aug. 2, 2018), a subcontractor […]

Jul 19, 2018

Pass Through and Liquidating Agreements for the Construction Industry

By: Margery Newman Introduction to Pass-Through and Liquidating Agreements The Pass-Through Claim As is typically the case in the construction context, the project owner—whether a governmental entity or simply a private property owner—enters into a contract with the prime contractor, who is then responsible for the overall coordination of the […]

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