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Mar 16, 2017

Employers: Are You Ready For OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard?

By: Maital Savin, Associate OSHA recently issued a final rule on crystalline silica exposure. (§1926.1153). Beginning in June 2017 for the construction industry and June 2018 for the maritime and general industry, employers that engage in silica generating applications, such as cutting, grinding, drilling or breaking concrete and/or masonry, must […]

Feb 24, 2017

Has Computer-Aided Design Exposed Design Professionals To Greater Liability?

By: Juan Anderson, Income Member In many respects, the design profession is no different than most other construction-­related industries. For example, the computer revolution has had a significant impact on the way in which design services are rendered and delivered. As computer-aided design (CAD) software becomes more advanced, more and […]

Feb 16, 2017

Is My Contract A “Construction Contract” Subject To The Illinois Anti-Indemnification Act?

By: Jeanne Hoffmann, Capital Member The Illinois Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act (Anti–Indemnification Act) (740 ILCS 35/0.01 et seq. (West 2000), essentially voids any agreement in a construction contract to indemnify or hold harmless a person from that person’s own negligence. The statute on its face clearly applies “with respect to […]

Feb 7, 2017

Contractors Sued In Personal Injury Litigation Must Honor Liens Properly Served Under The Health Care Services Lien Act

By: Jim McConkey, Special Counsel Contractors sued in personal injury litigation are certainly aware of their responsibility to honor workers’ compensation liens, particularly where the workers’ compensation carrier has intervened in the lawsuit in which the contractor is a defendant. They should give the same deference to liens served under […]

Feb 1, 2017

Before Buying A Condominium, Carefully Review The Declaration & Financial Statements!

By: Robert Bramlette, Income Member The Declaration sets the rules that owners must abide by. These rules include establishment of monthly maintenance amounts, limitations on animals and pets in a unit, parking restrictions, rental of units, Annual Meeting, election of a Board of Directors and other issues associated with condominium life. […]

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