Waiver of Written Change Orders and Unjust Enrichment
By Paul Whitt • February 1, 2023

Tennessee Court of Appeals Finds in Favor of Subcontractor in Claim Against Owner The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court’s decision in favor of a subcontractor where…

Tennessee Reconstructs Construction Statutes
By Wally Irvin • June 16, 2020

Yesterday, Tennessee passed the Construction Industry Payment Protection Act (CIPPA) (SB2681/HB2706), which brings broad amendments to Tennessee’s lien laws, the Truth in Construction Act, the Prompt Pay Act, and Construction…

Covid-19 & Construction in Tennessee: Are We Open for Business? Apparently, but . .
By David Draper • April 6, 2020

Employers across the entire spectrum of the economy are grappling with impacts to operations and ongoing business functions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.  With remote workforces, the construction industry…

THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’ – CONTINGENT PAYMENT AND LIENS IN TENNESSEE
By Wally Irvin • March 13, 2019

Come senators, congressmen please heed the callDon't stand in the doorway don't block up the hallFor he that gets hurt will be he who has stalledThere's a battle outside and…

FREE TRAINING AT SAFETYFEST TN 2019
By Wally Irvin • March 12, 2019

Want to learn more about safety?  Attend SafetyFest Tennessee 2019 a free health and safety training held April 29 – May 3, 2019 in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee.  SafetyFest is a…

LT Knoxville Construction Law Seminar 2018
By Tennessee Construction Lawyers • July 24, 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…

Construction Defects and the Importance of Preserving the “Scene”
By Paul Whitt • July 23, 2018

In construction defect claims, failure to preserve the “scene” can be fatal to either a valid claim or a strong defense.  Indeed, when a defect or failure is discovered, it…

Getting Paid on Tennessee Public Projects: the “Little Miller Act”
By David Draper • June 28, 2018

Like many states, Tennessee law requires that a contractor performing work on a state or local project having a contract price of $100,000 or more to post a bond to…

Statute of Repose and Insurance Company Construction Projects
By Tennessee Construction Lawyers • May 9, 2018

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…

Robots in the Construction Industry: Robots and automation arrive on construction sites
By Paul Whitt • March 21, 2018

While most of modern commerce and our daily lives have seen a dramatic increase in the use of automation and/or robots, construction sites have been one area where robots were…

“Pay that man his money,” or don’t. Contingent Payment in Tennessee for Subcontractors
By Wally Irvin • February 22, 2018

The payment term is the most important provision of any subcontract.  Subcontractors are not typically advanced money at the start of their work, requiring them to front the cost of…

With a Government Shutdown Looming, What You Should Know
By Wally Irvin • January 19, 2018

With a Government Shutdown Looming, There are a Few Things Contractors Should Know The failure of Congress to reach an agreement on a short-term spending bill before the end of…

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