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Trends In New York Construction Law

23
OCT
2017

New York City’s New Mandatory Construction Training Requirements and its Impact on Owners, Workers and the Defense Bar

On September 27, 2017 New York City enacted new legislation in response to continuing construction site accidents. New York City’s Local Law Int. No. 1447-C amended certain provisions of the Administrative Code of the City of New York and the 2014 New York City Building Code to...
10
MAR
2017

Risk Allocation Provisions in Construction Contracts-The Enforceability of No Damages for Delay Clauses

Construction projects are fraught with financial risk for all sides. A mechanism to control costs employed by construction project owner/ developers is to contractually limit their liability to contractors performing work at a project through “no damage for delay clauses” which...
02
FEB
2016

Under New York State’s Trust Fund Statute Failure to Provide a Proper Verified Statement Sufficient to Establish Liability for Improper Diversion of Trust Assets

Article 3-A (Lien Law § 70, et seq.) creates a statutory trust for funds received by owners in connection with an improvement of real property in New York State. The intent of the statute is to ensure that trust fund beneficiaries, including subcontractors, suppliers and...