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Five Points to Consider When Leasing Construction Equipment

Posted in Construction Related Issues, General Business Issues, General Legal Issues, Leasing Issues
    As the construction industry starts to rebound from a down market, rentals of project equipment are on the rise. Whether you are an owner, principal contractor, or specialty trade subcontractor, you may very well be renting equipment for use on an upcoming project. Here are five important points to bear in mind:   … Continue Reading

Gunfire Leaving Your Property? You Might be a Nuisance

Posted in General Legal Issues, Insurance/Risk Management Issues, Litigation Issues
Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals issued an interesting opinion earlier this year that wove together issues of statutory interpretation, expert testimony, property rights and nuisance. The end result? If you have bullets flying off your property, you might be strictly liable for nuisance.   Before the court in Batelle Memorial Inst. v. Big Darby Creek was … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Rules Beach Additions Not Compensable Takings

Posted in Environmental Issues, General Legal Issues, Litigation Issues, Retail Industry Issues
Truckloads of sand will begin cascading across hurricane-battered beaches along the Destin and Walton County shorelines, thanks to a recent 8-0 decision by the Supreme Court. Coastal homeowners originally sued Florida arguing that the Beach Erosion Control Program (BECP) would cause the value of their homes to decline, turning their “oceanfront” property into “ocean view” … Continue Reading

Legal Certainty

Posted in General Business Issues, General Legal Issues
Long before ‘billable hour" accounting became the norm in law firms, lawyers would price projects based upon what was fair to both the client and the lawyer.  That is not to say that billings based on time is unfair, only that it can be unpredictable.  Billable hour accounting dictates accountability which is and will remain … Continue Reading
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