In April 2019, the Virginia Supreme Court rendered a precedent setting decision in Dominion Resources v. Alstom Power. The Court held that a legal principle – the “collateral source rule” – can apply in certain breach of contract cases (and not only tort cases). In this blog we explain this ruling and how it may impact Virginia construction project owners and contractors.
This year’s Virginia General Assembly Session is for the most part complete and, as usual, Virginia lawmakers addressed (in some cases unsuccessfully) multiple construction industry issues. Here is a rundown of the House and Senate bills that passed and will become new law as of July 1. A few bills that did not pass and some that might live to be the subject of debate later this year or in next year’s Session are also included.
Your company has been named an additional insured on a certificate of insurance. Is that enough? Possibly not. This blog shares how a New York court recently declared that a construction manager was not an additional insured despite being named on a certificate of insurance.
Many design and construction contracts and subcontracts contain a â€œwaiver of subrogationâ€ provision in the contract’s â€œInsurance Requirementsâ€ section. But what exactly is â€œsubrogationâ€ and what does it mean to â€œwaiveâ€ subrogation rights?
Contractors are often asked to name someone else as an additional insured on their policies. Care must be exercised to ensure that the status of additional insured is properly granted.
Many businesses rely on professionals and laborers retained and assigned through staffing agencies. In a decision released yesterday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that insurance coverage for the negligent acts of those borrowed employees turns on the language of the insurance policy at issue, not the terms of the staffing agreement between the staffing agency and its client.
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- Virginia's Collateral Source Rule and Its Effect on Owners and Contractors
- Virginia General Assembly: Construction Bills To Watch- Part 2
- Courtney Paulk and Kelly Bundy Discuss “Unpreventable Employee Misconduct” Defense in Article for Construction Executive
- Five Licensure Issues All Virginia Contractors Should Consider
- New Trump Executive Order Encourages Buy American Preferences in Infrastructure Projects
- Five Issues all Subcontractors and Suppliers on Federal Projects Should Consider
- Litigation. Arbitration. Mediation. What is the Difference and Who Should Care?
- Courtney Paulk to Participate in University of Richmond - Robins School of Business's C-Suite Conversations
- Virginia General Assembly Opens Session Today: Construction Bills To Watch
- Construction Year in Review: 2018 Trends and What To Expect in the Year Ahead
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