Mediation: Is if for you?

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03/18/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

I recently had a client question why he should participate in mediation. The short answer is mediation allows parties to create their own solution to a construction dispute. Otherwise, the dispute is resolve by arbitrators, a judge, or a jury, depending upon how the construction contract is written. Mediation is not mandatory, unless set as… Read more »

New FAR Rules Confirms No Priority Among Socio-Economic Programs

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03/09/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

FAR Part 19.203 has been modified to confirm that there is no priority among socio-economic programs. This applies to the 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, and WOSB programs. This was adopted, in part, to contravene prior GAO decision that the HUBZone program “trumped” the other SE programs. The new regulation is effective as of April 2, 2012…. Read more »

Mechanic’s Lien Law Changes: Updated

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03/09/2012Lowenstein, Neil S.

Updating my earlier blog about pending HB 1265, those changes will not be adopted, at least this year. Sen. Purkey had made some “accommodation” changes to try and make it more palatable to the construction industry, such as limiting it to residential construction and changing the notice period to 30 days, but that was not… Read more »