Statutory Subcontract Limits & Requirements for North Carolina Subcontracts: The Short Summary©

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02/05/2015Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by attorney Neil Lowenstein1 Below is a short summary of some of the statutory requirements and constraints in the North Carolina code regarding subcontract requirements for North Carolina projects (commercial or public). Pay when paid (NCGS § 22C-2). Performance in accordance with its contract entitles subcontractors to payment (NCGS § 22C-2). Payment by an… Read more »

North Carolina Mechanic’s Lien Rights: The Short Summary©

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02/05/2015Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by attorney Neil Lowenstein1 Generally speaking, the North Carolina code structure gives two types of liens: 1) a claim of lien on real property; and 2) a claim of lien on funds. Attorney’s fees can also be discretionarily awarded by the court to the prevailing party (NCGS § 44A-35). Perfecting and enforcing lien claims… Read more »

North Carolina “Little Miller” Payment Bonds: The Short Summary©

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02/05/2015Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by attorney Neil Lowenstein1 Like many states, North Carolina has “Little Miller” code provisions intended for the protection of those that furnish labor or materials for North Carolina public projects since those persons cannot claim claims of lien against the real property. It covers the construction, reconstruction, alteration or repair of any public building… Read more »

Industry Opposes Senator McCain’s Jones Act Repeal Rider to Keystone Pipeline Bill

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02/02/2015Weckstein, Daniel R.

Authored by attorney Daniel R. Weckstein, Esq. Last week, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) offered an amendment to the already controversial Keystone Pipeline Bill.  His amendment would repeal the Jones Act and its protections for the American shipbuilding and maritime industry.  Under the Jones Act, vessels used for coastwise trade in the United States must be… Read more »

Michael L. Sterling Appointed to Eggleston Services’ Board of Directors

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02/02/2015Sterling, Michael L.

Norfolk, VA (February 2, 2015) – Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner of the law firm Vandeventer Black LLP, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of Eggleston Services.  The nonprofit organization offers 33 programs across 16 locations throughout Hampton Road, providing services to over 600 individuals each year. Since 1955, Eggleston Services has… Read more »