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Dispute Resolution

Resolving a Construction Dispute With Litigation

At Cotney Construction Law, we often recommend employing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods for resolving construction disputes. Methods like mediation and arbitration are practical alternatives to litigation for their time- and cost-saving benefits. However, there are times when litigation is the only remaining option for resolving disputes. In those instances, it’s still possible to find […]

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North American Construction Industry Sees a Significant Increase in the Volume of Disputes

Recently, Arcadis released their tenth annual Arcadis Global Construction Disputes Report, which aims to provide key themes and insights into the global construction disputes market. While the report revealed that all regions saw an increase in mega disputes related to private projects and larger capital programs, this brief editorial will touch on the finding that […]

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Debunking Common Mediation Myths

It is uncommon for a construction project to reach completion without some degree of conflict during the building process. While most issues are minor and can be resolved via informal conversation, some disputes can lead to months-long courtroom battles and severe financial repercussions. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods like mediation are often recommended to reach […]

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What to Do If Negotiations on Your Project Break Down

Usually, when a dispute arises on a construction project, it’s the result of a delay, defect, or otherwise unforeseen expense. It may seem like the obvious solution would simply be to talk it over with a project owner — enter into casual negotiations. Unfortunately, in their earnest attempts to resolve a dispute, contractors can end […]

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Is an Owner or Contractor Refusing to Pay You for Completed Work?

A recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America reveals a startling picture of a construction industry impaired by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Owners are not only halting many current construction projects but are canceling a growing number of projects that have not yet started,” said AGC’s chief economist Ken Simonson. Unfortunately, the […]

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When Is Mediation Preferable to Litigation?

Mediation and arbitration are two alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. ADR methods are often preferred to litigation because of their time- and cost-saving qualities. But while mediation and arbitration are both ADR methods, mediation has its own qualities that make it uniquely beneficial for resolving construction disputes.  Below, a Denver construction lawyer with Cotney Construction […]

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Addressing Construction Disputes and COVID-19

When nearly a third of the world’s population is living under coronavirus-related restrictions and over three million unemployment claims have been filed in the United States thus far, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is something all businesses need to take into careful consideration. With major disruptions in the supply chain and labor shortages across the country, it […]

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Effective Tactics for Construction Mediation

Due to the long duration and dispute-prone nature of construction projects, it’s important to understand your options for resolving conflicts during the building process. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation and arbitration, are a means of settling disputes without litigation. The mediation process involves the meeting of two parties with a mutually selected neutral […]

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Is Mediation Really Effective for Resolving Construction Disputes?

Often taking months upon months to resolve, construction disputes can drain contractors of resources even when those companies are completely in the right. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods like mediation are often recommended to resolve disputes, but are they really effective? In this article, a Tallahassee construction dispute attorney aims to answer that question. If […]

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The Arbitration Process and the Construction Industry

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services like arbitration are often a necessary means for resolving a dispute with another entity. This is especially true in construction, where an ironclad contract can mean the difference between success and failure on any project. As a common provision in the contract, many contractors discover that arbitration is their only […]

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