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Ohio Appellate Court Calls Into Question Long-Standing Law Regarding Insurance Coverage For Construction Defects.

3/30/2017 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Concealed Carry Law Changes Impact Employer Policies.

3/1/2017 – Monica Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Deal Is A Deal – Federal Court Of Appeals Rejects Plaintiff’s Case Of Buyer’s Remorse.

12/15/2016 – Nicholas Horrigan

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New Overtime Rule Suspended – Federal Court says the DOL Went Too Far.

11/28/2016 – Todd Harpst

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Landowners Prevail Against Utopia: Private Property Rights Upheld.

10/17/2016 – Todd Harpst

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Beware of Cats with Sharp Claws.

9/7/2016 – Todd Harpst

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Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Rules In City Of Cleveland’s Favor On Residency Lawsuit.

8/31/2016 – Nicholas J. Horrigan

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Cleveland Challenges Law Striking Down Residency Requirement.

8/29/2016 – Nicholas J. Horrigan

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Ohio Appeals Court Determines Contractor’s Failure To Follow Contract’s Procedural Requirements Waived Right To Pursue Payment Claim.

8/9/2016 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Don’t Bet the Farm on Utopia.

7/7/2016 – Todd Harpst

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NEW STATE LAW DISALLOWS LOCAL GOVERNMENT HIRING PREFERENCE.

7/6/2016 – John C. Ross

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Ohio Appellate Court Determines Breach Of Contract Does Not Equal Prompt Payment Act Violation.

6/21/2016 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Another Blow for Freedom from California.

6/13/2016 – Todd Harpst

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Contractors Be Wary – Update On Criminal And Personal Liability Cases.

5/12/2016 – Joseph R. Spoonster

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Just What We Need – Another Federal Law. Or Does The Defend Trade Secrets Act Of 2016 Actually Make Businesses Stronger?

5/5/2016 – Todd Harpst

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Antitrust: Uber’s Uber-Dangerous Legal Threat.

4/26/2016

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Indiana Supreme Court Rules Unpaid Subcontractors Have Right To Attorneys’ Fees In Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure Action.

4/14/2016 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Federal Court Of Appeals Sides With Union Against Employer On Fringe Benefits Case.

04/11/2016 – John C. Ross

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The Apple-Samsung Patent War Heads to the Supreme Court.

3/31/2016

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Shaky Shale – Trouble Ahead for Contractors?

3/31/2016 – Joseph R. Spoonster

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The Ohio Home Construction Service Suppliers Act Removes Much Home Construction From The Consumer Sales Practices Act, Imposes New Requirements On Homebuilders.

3/22/2016

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Ohio Supreme Court Revisits Liquidated Damages Decision With Unexpected Result.

3/3/2016 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Justice Scalia’s Passing Will Affect Several Significant Cases Pending Before The Supreme Court.

2/25/2016

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Massachusetts Appeals Court Holds That Homeowner’s Wavier of Building Code Violations Does Not Release Builder From Liability.

2/17/2016 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Contractor’s Incomplete And Shoddy Work Results In Felony Conviction.

2/11/2016 – Joseph R. Spoonster

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It’s not the Crime It’s the Cover Up – Why You Don’t Hide Evidence.

2/4/2016 – Todd Harpst

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Ohio Supreme Court Says the Division of Wildlife Can Seek a Record $27,851 in Restitution for Poached Huron County Deer.

1/20/16 – Todd Harpst

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New York Appeals Court Agrees With Ohio – Construction Disputes Belong In The State Where The Project Is Located.

01/8/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Ohio Appeals Court Holds That Contractor Waived Right To Enforce Arbitration Clause.

12/17/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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So You Think Claims for Defective Work are Covered by Your Insurance? 

12/8/2015

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Harpst Ross Sponsors Akron Public Schools Fundraiser

12/8/2015 – Harpst Ross

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Federal Court Of Appeals Determines That Holder Of Insurance Policy Entitled To “Same Or Nearly the Same” Terms Upon Renewal.

11/25/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Takes Peppercorn Doctrine With A Grain Of Salt.

11/20/2015 – Todd Harpst

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Federal Appeals Court “Likes” Employees That Don’t “Like” Their Employer.

10/22/2015 – Todd Harpst

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Pennsylvania Appellate Court Interprets Applicability Of Often-Misunderstood Economic Loss Doctrine.

09/17/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Ohio Court Ruling Keeps Construction Disputes Where They Belong – In Ohio.

08/25/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Limits Applicability of Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act.

08/14/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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More Anti-Business Rules from the US Department of Labor.

08/5/2015 – Todd Harpst

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American Arbitration Association’s New Rules Governing Construction Disputes Go Into Effect.

07/10/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Sweeping Change To Overtime Pay Rules.

07/2/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Considering Bill To Expand Mechanic’s Lien Rights Of Design Professionals.

06/11/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Seek To Further Strengthen Payment Protections For Contractors And Subcontractors.

06/2/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

 

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What’s The Difference Between A Statute Of Limitations And Statute Of Repose. 

05/27/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Indiana’s Highest Court Enforces AIA Subrogation Waiver To Bar Owner’s Claims Against Contractor For Damages Covered By Insurance.

05/14/2015 – Todd A. Harpst

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What Is Indemnity And What Does It Mean?

05/8/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Illinois Case Demonstrates Circumstances Under Which A Contractor May Pierce The Corporate Veil.

04/28/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Sweeping Changes To Ohio’s Receivership Statute Are Now In Effect.

04/17/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Federal Court of Appeals Determines Insurance Company Required to Provide Defense for Construction Defect Claims.

04/9/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Delaware Court Determines Insurance Company Not Required To Cover Construction Defect Claim.

04/2/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Harpst Ross To Present At 2015 North East Ohio Regional Estimating Academy.

03/25/2015 – Harpst Ross

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The Legal Basics of Construction Bond Claims Under Ohio Law.

03/19/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Ohio Court of Appeals Issues Contractor-Friendly Decision Regarding the Scope of Mechanic’s Liens.

03/10/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Wait, I Have to Sue Where?

02/23/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate – That is the Question.

02/17/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Harpst Ross, Ltd. Victory in Pro-Business Court Decision Limits Business Liability Under Ohio Consumer Protection Law. 

02/12/2015 – Harpst Ross, Ltd.

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Harpst Ross, Ltd. Helps Local Contractor Win Hard-Fought Victory in Pro-Business Court Decision. 

02/10/2015 – Harpst Ross, Ltd.

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What Every Contractor Needs to Know About Ohio’s Prompt Payment Act.

02/09/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

 

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Feeling Lucky?  Roll the Dice With Your Liquidated Damages Clause.

02/06/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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Change Is Inevitable – So Get It In Writing.

02/02/2015 – Nicholas Horrigan

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