COVID-19 UPDATE APRIL 2, 2020

Contractors are being ordered to return to or continue work despite a PPE Shortage, what can you do to mitigate this risk?  Please see the attached PDF sample template for submitting conditions you should be requesting for your work to proceed lawfully to protect your employee, the public and mitigate your liability. NOTICE-TO-RESUME-WORKDownload BREAKING NEWS:  … Continue reading COVID-19 UPDATE APRIL 2, 2020

KEY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TO THE EVOLVING COVID-19 CRISIS

Please continue to check back for updates as this is an evolving issue. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions. 610-238-0880 Paul Bucco - PaulBucco@davisbucco.comDave Makara - Dave.Makara@davisbucco.comJohn Dorsey - JDorsey@davisbucco.com 1. WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS FOR JOB/WORK SITE SHUTDOWNS AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PHILADELPHIA AND … Continue reading KEY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TO THE EVOLVING COVID-19 CRISIS

Key Answers to your COVID-19 Questions: What are penalties for non-compliance, How do I get a Waiver and our Delay Notice Template

The Proclamation provides no specific penalties. However, the enabling statutes and regulations upon which the Proclamation is predicated do provide for certain penalties. For example, the “Disease Prevention and Control Act,” cited by the DPH as the legal authority under which it is acting for issuing this shutdown, provides: “..for each offense, upon conviction thereof in … Continue reading Key Answers to your COVID-19 Questions: What are penalties for non-compliance, How do I get a Waiver and our Delay Notice Template

IS CORONA A DELAY/FORCE MAJEURE EVENT UNDER YOUR CONTRACT?

With State and National Emergency Declarations imposed due to the COVID-19 ‘Coronavirus’,  the force majeure provisions in properly drafted contracts will be tested.  Construction contractors and owners must now evaluate if productive work on projects can proceed in this COVID-19 context.  Can social distancing and other mitigation measures allow for the same rate of production … Continue reading IS CORONA A DELAY/FORCE MAJEURE EVENT UNDER YOUR CONTRACT?

New Year. New Name.

For over 30 years, our firm has applied principles and built its reputation upon guiding clients to achieve practical results and make sound decisions.  Throughout that 30-year-journey, we have expanded from a sound, industry proven construction practice to a firm with strong experience and capabilities in handling general commercial transactions and litigation. We pride ourselves on … Continue reading New Year. New Name.

NEW ANTI-INDEMNITY BILL FILED WITH PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE

Indemnity provisions are often the subject of great scrutiny in construction contracts. Pennsylvania’s continued scrutiny and negotiation of indemnity provisions is due in part to the Commonwealth being one of the last states to enact legislation restricting the scope of indemnity obligations. However, this summer a billed in the Pennsylvania Legislature was to limit indemnity … Continue reading NEW ANTI-INDEMNITY BILL FILED WITH PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE

DAVIS BUCCO OBTAINS FAVORABLE DECISION IN A MECHANIC’S LIEN CLAIM

DAVIS BUCCO OBTAINS FAVORABLE DECISION IN A MECHANIC’S LIEN CLAIM Superior Court Decision Creates New Favorable Case Law For Mechanic’s Lien Claimants! Davis Bucco is pleased to announce that it has obtained a favorable appellate decision reversing the trial court decision, and upholding the validity of a Mechanic’s Lien over a property owner’s attempts to … Continue reading DAVIS BUCCO OBTAINS FAVORABLE DECISION IN A MECHANIC’S LIEN CLAIM

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PENNSYLVANIA ARBITRATION ACT START JULY 1 2019

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PENNSYLVANIA ARBITRATION ACT START JULY 1 2019 Arbitration is well known to construction and commercial contracts.   Pennsylvania is now among nearly 30 other states to adopt the Revised Uniform Arbitration  Act to augment the arbitration process.  These changes will become effective July 1, 2019.  Anyone using arbitration provisions in their contracts, or … Continue reading SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PENNSYLVANIA ARBITRATION ACT START JULY 1 2019