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Breach of Contract Claims: Affirmative Defenses and Counterclaims

As a contractor, you know disagreements can happen in the construction industry. At times those disagreements are taken to court and brought to litigation. These disagreements are common due to the complex nature of construction and can occur between any of the many parties involved. The disagreement could involve an owner, subcontractor, supplier, architect, or […]

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4 Portable Generator Hazards Part 2

In the first part of this article, a Nashville contractor lawyer explained some of the hazards of portable generators and some safety tips. In part two, we will go over two more hazards and the consequences that could arise. 3. Shock Since generators supply electricity, workers must be familiar with the hazards of electrical shocks […]

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4 Portable Generator Hazards Part 1

As a contractor, chances are you’ve worked at a site that didn’t have power and you utilized a portable generator. Storms, sleet, and tornadoes can cause power outages that require the use of generators. Ensuring safe generator use is crucial to keeping a site productive. Although generators supply the energy necessary to complete a job, […]

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Contending With Cancer in the Construction Industry Part 2

Maintaining a safe and healthy project site is a challenge that contractors are forced to contend with each and every day. There are countless hazards on any given project site, so contractors must possess a comprehensive understanding of risk mitigation techniques and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and requirements. By working diligently to […]

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Contending With Cancer in the Construction Industry Part 1

The construction industry has made considerable strides to protect the health and safety of workers. As recently as December of 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adjusted its requirements to protect workers against Beryllium, which is often linked with cancer. However, dealing with cancer in the construction industry doesn’t stop at prevention. […]

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Should You Sell Your Construction Business? Part 3

In parts one and two of this three-part series, the Orlando construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law discussed a range of topics related to selling your construction business. We answered important questions that contractors should ask before selling their business including: Is it time to walk away from my construction business? Who can help me […]

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Should You Sell Your Construction Business? Part 2

Selling your construction business is a life-changing decision that requires a substantial amount of forethought and consideration. As a successful construction business owner, you spent years thriving in one of the most competitive and high-pressure industries, and the results show. Your name is likely attached to many structures in your community; from highways to schools […]

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Should You Sell Your Construction Business? Part 1

As the owner of a construction business, you’ve dealt with everything from nonpayment to bid protests to defective materials and of course, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. In the construction industry, every day is filled with a barrage of activity and there’s almost never time to relax, so when the time comes to […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Healthcare Construction Part 3

In parts one and two of this three-part series, attorneys from our Orlando construction law firm discussed important considerations for contractors looking to provide provisions of labor and materials for healthcare construction projects. After explaining the importance of planning ahead, performing a thorough assessment of any existing medical facilities, and paying close attention to the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Healthcare Construction Part 2

In order for the citizens of our country to stay healthy, it’s imperative that we continue to build new cutting-edge hospitals that allow doctors to push the limits of what we think is possible in healthcare. It’s in these types of facilities that the blind are granted the ability to see again, and amputees receive […]

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