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Dispute Resolution

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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Three Common Construction Disputes in Florida

In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the state of Florida’s population increased by 1.81% or nearly 378,000 people. With such a high increase in population, the demand for new homes is sure to rise as well. As your company takes on more construction projects, you also risk taking on a higher number of negative claims during […]

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What to Do In a Construction Conflict

Construction disputes and conflicts may arise from any number of causes. These conflicts can be due to contract disputes, licensing, payment issues, liens and bonds, delays in completion of a project, unclear expectations, or unsubstantiated claims.  No matter the cause, construction conflicts can add up to a major loss of time and money. In fact, […]

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Four Reasons to Contact A Portland Construction Dispute Attorney

Despite a contractor’s best efforts, construction projects may give rise to legal disputes. Whether the dispute is settled through arbitration, mediation, or litigation, these disputes can be time-consuming and costly for all parties involved. An experienced Portland construction dispute attorney can guide you through the process and resolve any construction disputes that may arise. In […]

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3 Tips for Successfully Mediating Your Construction Dispute

Mediation is often the first step in resolving a construction dispute. This is because it is a relatively quick alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process that can resolve disputes to the satisfaction of all parties involved. But for this process to be successful, you must approach it from the right state of mind and with the […]

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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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