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Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

Posted in Arbitration,Case Law,Contracts by Blue Blog on the November 20th, 2016

We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D., M.B.A. The prime contract on the majority of construction projects includes a general conditions document, which are then
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New Arbitration Rules for Construction Cases

Posted in Arbitration by Blue Blog on the August 15th, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb Beginning this summer, there is a new set of supplementary rules for the arbitration of construction cases. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) promulgated these rules in an attempt to lower participants’ costs and to fast-track certain construction matters. The new rules do not apply to arbitration claims less than $75,000; similarly,
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How Do Arbitration Provisions Affect Enforcement of Materialmens Liens?

Posted in Arbitration,Materilamen's Liens by Administrator on the July 20th, 2010

Many construction contracts have provisions that parties must arbitrate–rather than litigate–their claims.  Although these mandatory arbitration provisions can be useful, saving the parties time and money, they can also cause hiccups in the enforcement of materialmen liens.  For example, in order to perfect a mechanics lien in Georgia, a lawsuit must file within one year
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