LT Knoxville Construction Law Seminar 2018

This year our seminar is titled Construction: On And Off The Field, and will be held in Knoxville on August 17th at the Fox Den Country Club.  This seminar is aimed at offering practical advice for all parties involved in the construction business from a legal viewpoint. All that concerns the legal aspects of the business is filed in this title … Read More

Statute of Repose and Insurance Company Construction Projects

A contractor’s “preferred contractor” relationship with an insurance company does not necessarily mean the insurance company can recover under a breach of contract theory when it seeks relief in subrogation from the contractor for faulty work. Such a claim has to be clearly specified as a breach of contract in the insurance company’s complaint. Recently in Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance … Read More

LT Memphis 2017 Annual Construction Law Seminar

The Lewis Thomason 2017 Annual Construction Law Seminar in Memphis, Tennessee will take place at the University Club on 14 December 2017. This year’s keynote speaker is City of Memphis Chief Operating Officer Doug McGowen. Invitations and registration forms will be posted in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

Commercial Drones in the Construction Industry

Better enjoy those long lunches while they last. According to a recent article in the Economist, commercial drones may soon find their way to a job site near you as a means of improving efficiency and safety in the construction field. Goldman Sachs has run the numbers and predicts that $100 billion will likely be spent on military and civilian … Read More

What’s Next For Federal Contractors?

A special guest post by Lewis Thomason employer lawyer Janet Hayes. When it comes to signing Executive Orders, President Barack Obama proved there is no shortage of ink in the presidential pen. Obama’s sweeping executive actions frequently targeted federal contractors. While President Trump’s agenda is vastly different from his predecessor, he has already proven he shares Obama’s love for the … Read More

Prevailing Parties Get the Fees

Tennessee follows the “American Rule” concerning attorney fees.  Accordingly, even if a party wins his case, he is not entitled to attorney fees unless there is a contract or statute providing a recovery.  There are a few other narrow situations that provide attorney fees based on a recognized exception, but generally speaking, there will be no recovery of attorney fees … Read More

Earn CLE and PDH with Tennessee Construction Lawyers

It’s that time of year.  Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and Christmas is just around the corner, which means one thing: it’s time to make sure you have earned enough CLE and PDH before it is too late.  Take a break from the holiday stress and earn your remaining CLE or PDH with us.  Join Tennessee Construction Lawyers Steve Barton, Jimmy Duckworth, … Read More

Additional Rule Changes by the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

Recently we posted (here) that the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners passed rule changes affecting military families.  Additional rule changes have now been announced.  To view the changes, click here. These rules include a general cleanup of language; exam procedure cleanup; reduction of the engineer intern application fee from fifty to fifteen dollars; and revised teaching experience requirements for professors.  The … Read More