November / December

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  • CLB Quickcase – LeClear v. Fulton Court decision turns on disregarded deed restrictions

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 309

    Abstract: This issue’s “CLB Quickcase” gives readers a pithy snapshot of a case in which deed restrictions played a key role in a dispute between property owners and a resident on that property who wanted a new driveway — at the cost of a couple of spruce trees.

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  • Act as if you have a contract, and you shall have one

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 489

    Abstract: In construction disputes, courts tend to disfavor litigants who have proceeded with a project, providing labor and materials and receiving payment as though a contract had been signed, and then come into court and argue that some technicality in the paperwork means there was no contract covering their participation. This article discusses a case involving just such a situation that arose recently in Washington, D.C.

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  • Renovations gone wrong can lead to costly litigation

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 546

    Abstract: No construction project is a sure thing. But renovation jobs bring distinctive challenges in that existing components or conditions of the structure may prevent the project from proceeding exactly as planned. And when those challenges turn to legal disputes, the ramifications can be unexpected — and costly. This article examines a case that shows just how costly.

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  • Economic loss doctrine often provides imperfect protection

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 719

    Abstract: Initially heralded as a way to simplify and clarify construction dispute resolution, the economic loss doctrine now has courts struggling to find ways to keep parties in lawsuits despite the doctrine’s apparent applicability to release them from the proceedings. This article explores a recent example of this trend.

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  • Do-it-yourself legal troubles – Homeowners’ project involvement affects outcome of case

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 945

    Abstract: When homeowners stake out a role in a remodeling project, much legal confusion can ensue if the job goes awry. This article looks at a case in which just such a circumstance occurred.

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  • DEALER DIGEST – S corporation red flags attract bullish IRS auditors

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 532

    Abstract: Discussed in this issue are certain red flags that attract IRS auditors to S corporations, particularly shareholder compensation that seems unreasonably low, and how creative service department managers are learning that high fuel costs can be good for fees. Also discussed is a way to wrap various employee benefit plans into one comprehensive plan.

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  • 5 ways to fire up your sales staff

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 311

    Abstract: Generating a positive environment for your sales staff is more important now than ever, even though it might be a hard match to light these days. This article presents some ideas for helping you better understand your sales force and the best ways to motivate them.

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  • Get a new lease on LIFO – Recent IRS pooling method fosters tax advantage

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: If you didn’t get a chance to use the last-in, first-out (LIFO) single-pool method when accounting for your inventory last year, you might want to make the switch for your dealership’s 2008 tax returns. You might be in for some tax savings.

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  • Unrecorded liabilities affect your dealership’s net worth

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 638

    Abstract: Do you know what your dealership is really worth? If you’re planning to apply for a loan, hoping to impress an investor or gearing up for a future sale, you’ll need to find out. Make sure you’re tallying your assets correctly — what you don’t count could hurt you. (Updated 12/30/12)

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  • Finance and insurance – Internet presence, compliance summon management response

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 947

    Abstract: Two major issues that promise to affect dealership Finance and Insurance (F&I) departments in 2009 are Internet presence and regulatory compliance. This article discusses both the opportunities and the challenges that these areas provide.

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  • Construction Success Story – Cross-training saves contractor money, worry

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 387

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Construction Success Story,” we meet a contractor with a commercial construction business in a sizable metropolitan area who was concerned about the fact that many of his seasoned employees were baby boomers who would be ready to retire in a few years, and there weren’t enough younger workers entering the field to take their places. After discussing the situation with his financial advisor, the two recognized that perhaps the most cost-effective option was to cross-train existing “craft” employees (such as electrical or carpentry staff).

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  • General contractor focus – Separate the good from the bad with subcontractor prequalification

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: With the economy stuck in slow-mo, general contractors may find the list of subcontractors who want to bid on their projects is growing. The challenge is to separate the good subs from the bad before you put them on a job. This article discusses how a solid prequalification process can help general contractors ensure that they work only with financially sound, qualified subs who will perform as promised. (Updated 4/20/12)

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  • Fine tune your bidding process to win the jobs you really want

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 518

    Abstract: There’s no question that bidding is one of the biggest challenges any construction company faces — particularly when competition is high and jobs are few. So why do more of it than necessary? This article offers some tips on how contractors can fine tune their bidding processes and win more of the jobs they really want.

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  • GPS technology can lead to cost savings

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 494

    Abstract: Global positioning system (GPS) technology has come a long way since its military inception in the 1960s. It’s in most cell phones and many automobiles, and it drives the online mapping systems that enable you to navigate unfamiliar territory. This article discusses how GPS technology can help contractors find new operational efficiencies and cost savings.

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  • Are you giving away your money? Why it may be time to rethink year end bonuses

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 902

    Abstract: Year end bonuses are nice gestures, but they may do little to boost productivity or build loyalty. In fact, many holiday bonuses are nothing more than gifts. This article explains why it may be time for contractors to rethink their year end bonus plans and consider performance-based alternatives.

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  • Tax Tips

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 458

    Abstract: News items briefly discussed are mutual funds and charitable giving.

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