January / February

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  • Against the clock – Proximity of harassment complaints to firing is key in retaliation case

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 732

    Abstract: Could a plaintiff who had complained of sexual harassment two months before being fired succeed in bringing a retaliation claim? This article explains why the Eighth Circuit ruled that two months was too long to support an inference of a causal connection. Van Horn v. Best Buy Stores, 526 F.3d 1144, 1149 (8th Cir. 2008)

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  • CLB Quickcase – Bannaoun Engineers v. Mackone Development – Stop notice costs contractor in the long run

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 361

    Abstract: Subcontractors with claims for extras on public works jobs sometimes seek to increase their leverage in settlement negotiations by asserting liens on project funds for inflated amounts. Their hope is that the general contractor will have to negotiate their claims quickly in order to get the government to continue making progress payments on the project. But, as a recent California case demonstrates, such tactics often backfire.

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  • Neighbor helping neighbor leads to AIA contract dispute

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 492

    Abstract: Many great communities have been built on the concept of neighbors helping neighbors. But when a construction project enters the picture, it doesn’t take much for things to go awry. A recent Connecticut decision provides a case in point.

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  • Yesterday’s promises – Doctrine of merger can create pitfalls for the unwary

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: In the course of developing real estate, transactions often consist of a combination of real estate contract documents and construction contract documents. Not surprisingly, such a plethora of paperwork can lead to confusion, assumptions and misperceptions — particularly when a legal dispute develops. So went a recent Georgia case.

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  • Policy limits: Even owners can’t insure against faulty work

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 505

    Abstract: Generally, a contractor can’t buy insurance covering losses caused by its own faulty work. The same principle applies to building owners — if damage to a building results from faulty construction work, the owner’s property insurance likely won’t cover the loss. A recent Nebraska case provides an example.

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  • Say what? Subcontractor’s lawsuit turns on verbal change orders

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 919

    Abstract: Verbal change orders are commonplace on many construction projects and courts will enforce them — even in the face of a “written changes only” clause in the contract. But when one party tries to abuse the law’s tolerance for verbal approval of changes, a court may strictly enforce the “written changes only” provision. Such was the circumstance in a recent Michigan case.

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  • DEALER DIGEST – EESA gives dealers a marketing tool

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 512

    Abstract: Featured in this issue is news about the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA), which gives dealers a new marketing tool for selling vehicles; predictions on 2009 health care costs; and information on how to spot “actively disengaged” employees at your dealership.

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  • Take it to HEART – Federal law boosts employee benefits of reservists

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 576

    Abstract: Dealerships with employees in the military reserves must follow some new rules of engagement. The Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (HEART), signed by the president in June 2008, gives breaks on a number of employee benefits to men and women called to active military duty.

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  • Internal controls – How to detect and deter employee fraud

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1117

    Abstract: Internal controls have always been important for dealerships. They help protect you from losing money to mistakes, faulty procedures or theft, and an evaluation of their effectiveness is now a big part of the audit process. And in these difficult economic times, internal controls are more important than ever.

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  • 3 ways to beat the cash flow blues

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 744

    Abstract: A dropoff in sales volume. Lower profit margins. Tighter credit for both customers and auto dealerships. Circumstances such as these can easily lead to a cash flow problem. Fortunately, there are ways to beat the cash flow blues, and this article gives you three of them.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor shocked into action by corporate identity theft

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 351

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Construction Success Story,” we meet an ambitious contractor who, through hard work and a considerable amount of foresight, kept his construction company’s head above water in a tough market during the past year. He was quite proud of this accomplishment and thought all was well until one day, while surfing the Internet, he came across a Web page with his company’s name and logo. Problem was, it wasn’t the Web site he’d set up — and it contained all the wrong contact information.

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  • Are you ready for 5D modeling? High-tech estimating software looks promising

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 634

    Abstract: Margins are typically razor thin in the construction industry, and it’s important that estimators and project managers have every possible advantage. The newest generation of design technology, 5D, may be the advantage they need to keep jobs in the black. This article takes a closer look at this promising new kind of software.

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  • LEED changes increase complexity of going green

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 504

    Abstract: In an effort to eliminate backlogs and comply with ISO standards, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has revised its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. As a result, contractors looking to “go green” with their projects will face a substantially larger number of reviewing organizations and a more complex point system to qualify for certification. This article covers some of the many specifics.

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  • EVM: Taking the mystery out of job costing

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 507

    Abstract: Most contractors likely have a spending plan going into every job, and they probably track every dollar spent once work is underway. Yet, despite these efforts, measuring the true progress of the job may remain a mystery. This article looks at a solution to this particular whodunit: earned value management (EVM).

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  • Add muscle to your bottom line with benchmarking

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: To maintain a competitive edge, it’s critical for a contractor to know where he or she stands financially. One way to do so is by benchmarking. Under this process, a construction company owner selects metrics, or “benchmarks,” to measure his or her construction company’s performance against its own past performance or against other, similar construction businesses. This article explores the details and benefits of this helpful activity.

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  • Tax Tips – Government incentives for business growth – 1099s – Municipal bonds

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 474

    Abstract: News items briefly discussed are government incentives for business growth, the new law requiring processors of credit card transactions to file 1099s reporting a merchant’s annual gross payment card receipts, and municipal bonds.

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