34th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar Materials - SALE!

Publication Date: November 2013
Available Formats: Print
Pages: 659

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Content Summary:

  • UPL, MDP And MJP (Defining What Lawyers Do And Where They Can Do It)
  • Not Your Typical Performance Bond Suretyship Lecture: An Interactive Discussion Of Davis-Bacon, Performance And Payment Obligations
  • The Complete Law Of E-Discovery (Abridged) In 50 Minutes Or Less
  • Project Risk Management
  • Lawyers Beware: State And Local Contracts In Virginia: A View From The Inside
  • Federal Government Contracts: Recent Developments In Regulatory Enforcement Efforts
  • Facilitating Success In Construction
  • A Look From The Inside Out: In-House Counsel’s Perspective
  • Managing Changes And Resolving Delays In Megaprojects
  • Recent Developments In Construction And Public Contracts Law In Virginia

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This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a November 2013 seminar cosponsored with the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar..

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

UPL, MDP AND MJP (DEFINING WHAT LAWYERS DO AND WHERE
THEY CAN DO IT): PART II - HYPOTHETICALS

Thomas E. Spahn

UPL, MDP AND MJP (DEFINING WHAT LAWYERS DO AND WHERE
THEY CAN DO IT): PART II- HYPOTHETICALS AND ANALYSIS

Thomas E. Spahn

NOT YOUR TYPICAL PERFORMANCE BOND SURETYSHIP
LECTURE: AN INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION OF DAVIS-BACON,
PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS

Elizabeth Dorfman
Seth A. Robbins


THE COMPLETE LAW OF E-DISCOVERY (ABRIDGED) IN
50 MINUTES OR LESS

Hon. Robert S. Ballou
Josh Johnson
Stephen Test


    I. Brief History/Introduction
    
    II. Preservation - The Duty to Preserve
    
    III. Proportionality
    
    IV. Cost-Shifting/Allocation
    
    V. Consequences for Spoliation of Electronically Stored Information
    
    VI. Effective Planning
    
    VII. Drafting Contract Provision
    
    VIII. Take Away
    
    Appendix A: Abridged Summaries

PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
Marc E. Papini

LAWYERS BEWARE: STATE AND LOCAL CONTRACTS IN VIRGINIA:
A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE

Christopher S. Boynton
Richard T. McGrath

    Overview
    
    Notice of Claim Requirements
    
    Statutory Cap on Change Orders
    
    Effect of Sovereign Immunity on Quasi-Contract Claims

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS:
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

Elizabeth M. Gill

    I. Reporting Requirements
        
        A. System for Acquisition Management (“SAM”)
    
        B. Proposed Rule Impacting CAGE Codes
    
        C. Small Business Subcontracting
    
    II. Small Business Concerns
        
        A. Women-Owned Small Business Concerns
    
        B. Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concerns
    
        C. Small Business Certifications
    
    III. Past Performance Information
        
        A. Updating Past Performance Evaluation Criteria
    
        B. Responding to Past Performance Evaluation
        
    IV. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
        
        A. Overview of Definitions and Applicable Laws and Executive
        Orders
    
        B. New Rules
    
    V. Suspend Act
    
    VI. GAO Bid Protests Generally

FACILITATING SUCCESS IN CONSTRUCTION
Kevin L. Branner
Kevin W. Willis


A LOOK FROM THE INSIDE OUT:
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL’S PERSPECTIVE

Douglas J. Cole
James K. Lowe, Jr.
Christine M. McAnney

    I. A Day in the Life of In-House Counsel
    
    II. What Keeps In-House Counsel Up at Night?
    
    III. Level of Involvement/Oversight by In-House Counsel of Outside Counsel
    
    IV. Qualities In-House Counsel Looks for in Outside Counsel
    
    V. Costs and Complications of Electronic Discovery and Related
    Information Governance
    
    VI. Attorney-Client Privilege Over Internal Communications with
    In-House Counsel
    
    VII. Foster Long-Term Relationships - Take Challenges the In-House
    Counsel Faces and Transform Them Into Opportunities
    
    VIII. Be Informed - As Outside Counsel, Known As Much As Possible About
    Your Client’s Business, To Be Able to Provide Value To Your Client
    
    IX. Joint Venture/Joint Representation
    
    X. Case Digests

MANAGING CHANGES AND RESOLVING DELAYS IN
MEGAPROJECTS

Mark I. Anderson
Joseph M. Andres
Patrick M. Kelly


    I. Introduction
    
    II. Schedules and Change Management
    
        A. The Nature and Origins of Claims in Megaprojects
    
        B. Making Schedules Work
    
        C. Making Change Management Work
    
    III. Conclusion

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CONSTRUCTION AND
PUBLIC CONTRACTS LAW IN VIRGINIA

William R. Mauck, Jr.
Lauren P. McLaughlin


    I. Construction Law Contracts
    
        A. Teaming Agreement is Unenforceable “Agreement to Agree”
    
        B. Virginia Court Strictly Construes Seven-Day Notice Provisions
        In Contract, Thereby Barring Subcontractor’s Claim
    
        C. Recovery Not Available for Purely Economic Losses, Absent
        Contractual Privity
    
        D. Virginia Supreme Court Finds Voluntary Payment Doctrine
        Is a Valid Defense
    
        E. Supreme Court Reverses Circuit Court Decisions to Award $1
        Nominal Fee for Attorneys’ Fees Award
    
        F. Statute of Repose Inapplicable to Claims Arising Solely Out
        Of the Contract
        
    II. Surety, Indemnity, and Insurance
    
        A. Claim on Performance Bond Cannot Set-Off Balance on Bonded
        Contract with Balance Due on Another Contract
    
        B. Court Held Shoddy Work by Contractor Was Intentional and
        Therefore Was Not an “Occurrence” Covered by Comprehensive
        General Liability Policy
    
        C. Supreme Court of Virginia Interprets “All Risk” Homeowners
        Insurance Policy to Exclude Damage Resulting from Chinese
        Drywall
    
        D. Virginia Court Finds that Defective Work on a Residence Causing
        Structural Damage is Not Covered by Commercial General
        Liability Policy 8
    
        E. Court Dismisses Bond Claim Due to Claimant’s Failure to Name
        General Contractor as a Party to the Claim
    
        F. Subcontractor Must Join General Contractor as Party to Suit to
        Recover Payment on Mechanic’s Lien Bond Posted by
        General Contractor
    
    III. Arbitration
    
        A. Incorporating the Underlying Contract Into the Bond May
        Require Surety to Arbitrate
    
        B. Inclusion of AAA Rules in Arbitration Agreement Allows
        Arbitrator, Not Court, to Determine Whether Dispute is
        Arbitrable
    
        C. Permitting Litigation to Progress Does Not Waive Right to
        Enforce and Arbitration Clause
    
        D. Unavailability of Designated Arbitrator Did Not Render Arbitration
        Agreement Unenforceable
    
    IV. Virginia Public Procurement Act
    
        A. Virginia Public Procurement Act Does Not Provide a Private
        Cause of Action
    
        B. Virginia Supreme Court Finds That VPPA Does Not Provide
        For a Third-Party Challenge to a Governmental Action
    
    V. Damages
    
        A. Virginia Circuit Court Finds That Mortgage Payments Are Not
        Compensable as an Element of Property Damage in a Loss of
        Use Claim
    
    VI. Mechanic’s Liens
    
        A. Virginia Finds Mechanics’ Liens Enforceable But Remands to
        Examine Whether the Entire Property May Be Sold to Satisfy
        the Lien
    
    VII. Bankruptcy
    
        A. False Payment Applications May Constitute Fraud Necessary to
        Hold a Debt Non-Dischargeable in Bankruptcy
    
    VIII. False Claims Act
    
        A. Recent Court of Federal Claims Decisions Demonstrates the
        Peril to Federal Contractors of Submitting Inflated Claims
    
    IX. Miscellaneous
    
        A. Employee of Subcontractor Injured While Operating Rental
        Equipment Leased by Others Has No Claim for Negligence
        Against Rental Company
        
        B. No Private Right of Action Under FAR
    
        C. Eastern District of Virginia Dismisses Minority Contractor’s
        Complaint for Race Discrimination for Failure to Plead a Cause
        of Action
    
        D. Virginia Supreme Court Evaluates Defamation Claim Asserted
        By Government Contractor
    
        E. Virginia Supreme Court Evaluates Res Judicata Defense to
        Contract Action
    
        F. Circuit Court Finds Various Fraud Claims Barred by Statute of
        Limitations
    
        G. Court Examines Service of Process for Appealing Board of
        Contractors Decision
    
    X. Legislative Summary

Authors

Thomas E. Spahn

Elizabeth Dorfman

Seth A. Robbins

Hon. Robert S. Ballou

Josh Johnson

Stephen Test

Marc E. Papini

Christopher S. Boynton

Richard T. McGrath

Elizabeth M. Gill

Kevin L. Branner

Kevin W. Willis

Douglas J. Cole

James K. Lowe, Jr.

Christine M. McAnney

Mark I. Anderson

Joseph M. Andres

Patrick M. Kelly

William R. Mauck, Jr.

Lauren P. McLaughlin

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