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Construction and Marijuana: How Will Legalization Affect the Industry?

Construction and Marijuana: How Will Legalization Affect the Industry?

It’s beginning to feel like the widespread legalization of marijuana is inevitable. While marijuana is still an illegal substance under federal law, several states have decided to legalize cannabis. Effectively, this means that the states haven’t actually “legalized” marijuana, as much as they have decided to no longer punish the use of the substance. Rather […]

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District of Columbia Court Reiterates Importance of Little Miller Acts

District of Columbia Court Reiterates Importance of Little Miller Acts

We talk about the Miller Act and Little Miller Acts regularly on the blog. These laws are integral in protecting subcontractors and suppliers on public projects. Unlike their counterparts on private projects, subs and suppliers involved in public works projects do not have the protection of a mechanics lien. Because public property may not be encumbered […]

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Does the Davis-Bacon Act Apply to P3 Projects?

Does the Davis-Bacon Act Apply to P3 Projects?

In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit decided a case that could have far-reaching implications. The case, District of Columbia v. Department of Labor, discussed the application of the Davis-Bacon Act to a situation where a construction project took place on land leased from the District of Columbia. While […]

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P3 Project Legislation Added to Georgia and DC

Construction projects can be costly, especially for large-scale public projects to create and expand infrastructure. Because of this, public entities have expanded their use of non-traditional financing or funding methods. One of these alternative funding methods that is rapidly growing in popularity is the public-private partnership, or P3 project. P3 projects enable the public sector to utilize […]

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Washington DC Mechanic Lien Law Changing Slightly

A bill titled “Mechanics Lien Amendment Act of 2012” is sitting on the Washington D.C.’s Mayor’s desk and expected to be signed any day, making very slight changes to the Washington DC Mechanics Lien law. Most lien claimants will not notice any differences, as the differences and changes are very subtle and relate to a […]

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