Decision will Create New Law Impacting the Obligations Of Mechanic’s Lien Claimants Davis Bucco Makara and Dorsey partner, David Makara, recently argued a case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that should be closely followed because of its impact on the rights of Mechanic’s Lien claimants. DBMD represented the contractor in the matter Terra Firma v. King, which … Continue reading DBMD Appears Before Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Argue a Precedent Setting Mechanic’s Lien Question
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has amended the previous Order barring “non-life sustaining” work from proceeding. Under the amendment, EFFECTIVE MAY 8, 2020 “… limited construction activity is authorized to commence in-person operations statewide.” However, this construction work must be performed in compliance with the CDC/DPH guidelines for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, including without limitation, social … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Shutdown Order Lifted for Construction Industry
COVID-19 SHUTDOWN AND RESTART ISSUES, RISKS, RIGHTS AND ISSUES Please click the link below to view the CFMA Philadelphia sponsored forum on the Project Shutdown and Restart issues in the Covid-19 environment. DBMD was featured on the panel along with fellow panelists. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about … Continue reading DBMD joins the CFMA of Philadelphia for a Webinar on the Project Shutdown and Restart Issues in the COVID-19 Environment
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
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
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
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?
https://videopress.com/v/Gi0SLNJL?preloadContent=metadata We invite you to view the recent event Davis Bucco Makara & Dorsey recently sponsored with Kreischer Miller on Pay if Paid provisions and the tax benefits they may offer.
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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