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What Construction Businesses Need to Know About Using Arbitration as a Method of Dispute Resolution

Large-scale commercial construction and infrastructure projects rarely run according to the exact specifications of the plan or the budget, leading contractors to assert claims for additional time or money for delays, disruptions, or other events that have caused damages. Similarly, employers make claims for delays, back charges, or defective work performed by the contractor. When […]

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How to Settle an OSHA Dispute

When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is contacted by a whistleblower, it can be extremely stressful and may result in a surprise inspection, which, in turn, may garner unexpected and frustrating citations. Furthermore, the whistleblower may fear retaliation, which is likely to add even more stress as you navigate keeping your employees happy […]

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Common Questions About Construction Arbitration

When it comes to a construction dispute, you have several options for resolution. You may choose mediation, arbitration, or litigation. One of the most effective ways of settling a dispute quickly and privately is with arbitration, one of several alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods that we offer. If you’ve found yourself caught up in a […]

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Dispute Resolution Best Practices in Construction Law

Construction projects often involve disputes. Inevitably, there is a disagreement about how work is handled, and it turns into a situation where the contractor and a subcontractor are at odds over the work. Resolving that dispute is a critical problem since both parties have a stake in the outcome. It may even result in a […]

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What Is a Whistleblower Dispute and How Is OSHA Involved?

If an employee feels unsafe at a jobsite, they are legally entitled to contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are protected as a whistleblower. It can be frustrating at the least and damaging at most when an employee decides to contact OSHA before discussing their issues or concerns with you; however, it […]

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What Is a Workmanship Dispute?

Construction work is expected to have a certain quality of workmanship. When the quality does not align with this standard, it can cost a lot of money and time to repair it. A workmanship dispute occurs when the property owner challenges the quality of the skill or quality control of a project either after the […]

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What Is the Difference Between Litigation and Mediation?

Despite doing your best work, you may still encounter property owners who are displeased. When a dispute happens, it’s important to understand the difference between litigation and mediation and how to best defend your business.  If you are involved in a construction dispute, a Miami construction dispute lawyer from Cotney Construction Law can discuss your […]

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Choosing the Right Arbitrator for Your Dispute

One of the most popular methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that contractors across the United States regularly utilize as an efficient form of resolving disputes without the need for a courtroom battle is arbitration. During this process, the opposing parties present their case to a neutral third party known as the arbitrator. After each […]

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Mitigating Construction Payment Disputes

If you’ve worked in the construction industry for any period of time, you know that performance on any project is dependent upon an uninterrupted, steady cash flow. Yet, more than half of all contractors in the United States do not get paid on time, are forced to chase down payments, have to threaten to file […]

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Questions to Ask Potential Construction Dispute Attorneys

When you find yourself in a situation where you think you need a lawyer, it can be tempting to pick the first Nashville construction dispute lawyer that you find that appears to be competent. However, this does not always work out best for you. Finding the best lawyer for your needs means vetting multiple lawyers […]

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