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When Can Arbitration Be Utilized to Settle a Dispute?

Arbitration is an informal process that can be used to settle disputes without the need for costly and time-consuming litigation. During arbitration, both parties and their respective attorneys meet with one or more arbitrators who are responsible for listening to each party’s testimony and providing an impartial and binding verdict. There are many reasons why […]

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4 Characteristics of an Effective Mediator

While disputes in the construction industry have a tendency to escalate to a court of law, not every dispute needs to be resolved this way. Litigation is one way to reach a final outcome, but that outcome isn’t always amicable, and you can contaminate an otherwise beneficial relationship by relying on the law when a […]

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4 Causes of Construction Disputes

Disputes are extremely common in the construction industry and serve to undermine the projects that contractors work so hard to complete. It comes as no surprise really; when you consider the vast amount of financial resources that must be poured into even the most rudimentary commercial project, it quickly becomes apparent that, unless contractors and […]

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3 Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allows contractors and owners to settle their grievances without the need for time-consuming and costly litigation. However, in many cases, contractors and owners aren’t aware that ADR is an option. With such vast sums of money in play, it’s natural for disagreements to occur during a construction project, so it’s imperative […]

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Avoiding Miscommunication with Clients

Communication is one of the most important factors in any partnership, and this is doubly so when large sums of money are on the line. As a contractor, you need to be able to cultivate a positive relationship with your clients that results in clear channels of communication that keep everyone on the same page. […]

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Conflicts of Interest on Construction Projects Part 2

As we covered in part one, a conflict of interest has the potential to derail a private construction project. But what happens when a conflict of interest presents itself on a government contract? Below, a Greensboro contractor attorney will be discussing how to spot and mitigate conflicts of interest on public construction projects. Organizational Conflicts […]

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Conflicts of Interest on Construction Projects Part 1

Everyone involved in a construction project has a vested interest in seeing the project through to completion. However, when collaborating parties have conflicting goals, it often leads to an ugly dispute. In this two-part series, a Greensboro construction lawyer at Cotney Construction Law will be discussing conflicts of interest as they appear on private and […]

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Avoiding Electronic Payment Disputes in the Construction Industry

In an increasingly digital age, the use of electronic payments is becoming more and more common as professionals across every industry embrace the ease and speed of payment platforms like Authorize.net, Square, and PayPal. That said, with new technology comes new problems, and in some circumstances, convenience paves the way for payment disputes. As a […]

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3 Questions Every Contractor Should Ask When a Dispute Arises

When a dispute arises, whether the result of an owner refusing to pay, a defective work claim, or something else entirely, contractors need to team up with an attorney to protect their firm from undue legal ramifications. When a dispute arises, it’s vital that contractors know how to respond to keep their business operating smoothly […]

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The Hospitality Industry and Wage and Hour Laws Part 2

Whether deliberate or accidental, employers in the hospitality industry often violate wage and hour laws. This results in servers, bartenders, cooks, hostesses, and dishwashers being potentially owed additional compensation. To make matters worse, the Department of Labor (DOL) is also cracking down on restaurants that violate these laws. In the first part of this article, […]

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