City Potentially Liable for Cost Overrun on Not-to-Exceed Public Works Contract

On a public works construction project, a contractor incurred additional costs and asserted a claim against the city.  The city denied the claim because the contract had a not-to-exceed price, and the city council and mayor did not approve contract

Reaffirming the Importance of Appeal Deadlines Under the Contract Disputes Act

The following article was first published by Chadd L. Reynolds in the Division of Government Construction’s September 2016 Newsletter for the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.

A recent United States Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) decision emphasizes the …

New AAA Fixed Time and Cost Arbitration: Affordable Claims Resolution?

New AAA Fixed Time and Cost Arbitration: Affordable Dispute Resolution? 

A prior post discussed the advantages of the AAA’s Fast Track Arbitration Procedure.  More recently, the American Arbitration Association has created a new set of rules that also seek …

The Importance of Construction Document Management in Claims Resolution

The Importance of Construction Document Management in Claims Resolution

Construction projects typically involve many, many documents.  They can include volumes of specifications, supplemental specifications, and standards.  Even the contracts themselves can fill an oversized binder.  Outside of contract documents, the …

Georgia Amends Lien Statute to Cover General Conditions and Other Contract Costs

The Georgia legislature recently amended the lien statute to effectively reverse a ruling by the Georgia Court of Appeals that prevented lien claimants from recovering general conditions costs and interest.

Background: 182 Tenth, LLC v. Manhattan Constr. Co.

In the …

The False Claims Act: What Construction Financial Managers Need to Know

Building Profits — the magazine for the Construction Financial Management Association — recently published an article written by AHC Attorneys David Cook and Mark Hanrahan.  Read the False Claims Act: What CFMs Need to Know.  …