Monthly Archives: August 2014

Construction Trivia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Aug 22, 2014.

The Hoover Dam is still considered one of the most impressive engineering and construction accomplishments of all time. Relying on the largest known reservoir in the United States, it provides massive amounts of hydroelectric power to the power grid. But it was not always called the Hoover Dam.

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Kaplin Stewart Construction Attorneys To Deliver Program to New Jersey Architects

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Kaplin Stewart News on Aug 22, 2014.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, two attorneys from Kaplin Stewart’s construction law department will deliver a presentation on contract administration and handling construction disputes to New Jersey architects. 

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court holds that acceptance of a public contract bid does not form a contract

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Public Construction Projects on Aug 21, 2014.

The Commonwealth Court recently considered a breach of contract claim by Allan A. Myers after the Montgomery County Commissioners reversed course and awarded paving work to another bidder.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overturns Conway v. Cutler

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Defect on Aug 20, 2014.

In a prior post on November 19, 2012, I reported that the Superior Court of Pennsylvania held that the implied warranty of habitability extended to subsequent purchasers of residential properties. The Superior Court based its opinion on the foundation of public policy considerations flowing from the unequal bargaining power between developers/builders and residential home buyers.In its August 18, 2014, ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed that decision on the primary ground that public policy decisions are best left to the legislature.

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