As your business grows, you are probably dealing with more entities each year. In addition to customers, you have new suppliers, vendors and subcontractors who depend on you to deliver your services in a timely manner. Maybe one of your goals as a business owner was to maintain a casual, approachable image, and you have managed this by keeping your word and accepting the word of others.
In our last post, we began looking at a construction dispute involving the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and a contractor charged with heading up the construction of a mental hospital in Morganton. As we noted, the state is now attempting to cancel the contract after the project has run into numerous delays and significantly increased in costs due to complications.
We have previously looked at the topic of construction delays on this blog, mentioning some of the principles of sorting out such disputes, which are quite common in construction projects. As easy as it may be to look at the general rules that govern construction contract disputes, sorting out the details can be hard in practice.
Some of our readers will be familiar with the HGTV series, “Love It Or List It,” which features homeowning couples choosing between renovating their current home or selling and purchasing a new home better suited to their needs. The series has one host, Hilary Farr, proposing and managing the renovation plan, and the other host, David Visentin, searching out and showing new homes.
In our last post, we began looking at the topic of mechanic’s liens, not only as to their importance for contractors, but also as to the general requirements for perfecting and filing a lien. There are also specific requirements for enforcing a lien on real property.
Mechanic's liens are an important tool for those who provide labor, materials, rental equipment, professional design or surveying services to the owner of real property for the purpose of making improvements to the property.
Any time a legal issue arises, people typically have one of two initial reactions. They either want to resolve the situation immediately and quietly or to take the case right to the courtroom. While each of these two solutions can be viable options for people locked in a dispute, there are other options that may be more effective and appropriate.
When people think about product defects, they usually are thinking of the end result of a defect. For instance, instead of thinking about the mechanics of an airbag, you might think of its failure to deploy as the defect. Or you might think of the burns you could suffer from using a tool that malfunctions as a defect.
Buying any house is a big decision that people do not make lightly. Unfortunately, even after all the inspections have been done and questions have been answered, there is still some information about a home that homeowners don't learn until months or years after it has been purchased.
Readers of this blog may be familiar with the devastation sweeping through Louisiana in light of recent flooding. Families have been forced to leave their homes, which may be damaged beyond repair. According to reports, the flooding has displaced thousands, and at least six people have died as a result of the catastrophic situation.