(David Sacks)

The Legal’s Construction Law supplement includes articles on jury selection and technology, amendments to the state’s Mechanics’ Lien Law, the use of mediation in construction accidents and tips to avoid delays.

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Importance of Jury Selection, Technology and Expert Testimony
Successfully trying a construction case to a jury requires thoughtful selection of a jury, effective utilization of technology and preparation of expert testimony that is utilized persuasively. Trial counsel who utilize and complete these tasks effectively have an excellent opportunity to prevail at trial. Read more


Explaining Key Amendments to the Pa. Mechanics’ Lien Law
While use of the term “groundbreaking” in a construction law article may want for originality, it is an accurate description for recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law. The amendments—signed into law on Oct. 14, 2014—will change the way liens are obtained. The law is set to go into effect in 2017, provided a state-operated website is operational by the end of this year. Read more


Legislature Seeking to Close Loopholes With Proposed Changes to CASPA
The construction industry is replete with risk and can be daunting to negotiate. With challenges ranging from the completion of complex projects on compressed schedules to the possibility of significant personal injury, so much can go wrong. Perhaps the biggest problem plaguing the industry since the 2008 crash, however, is the threat of nonpayment. Read more


The Use of Mediation for Construction Accidents
The percentage of plaintiffs’ verdicts in Philadelphia Common Pleas Courts has decreased dramatically in 2015. It is most noticeable in construction cases. Construction cases are complex, costly and tough to win in jury trials. They usually involve multiple defendants in different disciplines and require expert testimony that is difficult to communicate to a jury. Multiple defendants may result in multiple defense experts. Additionally, because of the exposure involved, a trial will be against a top-notch defense counsel. Read more


Project Delays—Tips for Avoiding and Handling
Delays seem to be a fact of life for all construction projects. The unfortunate results include cost overruns, contractor defaults, bond claims, lien claims and litigation. All of these consequences damage the project, the owner and the contractors. Read more

The Legal’s Construction Law supplement includes articles on jury selection and technology, amendments to the state’s Mechanics’ Lien Law, the use of mediation in construction accidents and tips to avoid delays.

Click here to download the digital edition


Importance of Jury Selection, Technology and Expert Testimony
Successfully trying a construction case to a jury requires thoughtful selection of a jury, effective utilization of technology and preparation of expert testimony that is utilized persuasively. Trial counsel who utilize and complete these tasks effectively have an excellent opportunity to prevail at trial. Read more


Explaining Key Amendments to the Pa. Mechanics’ Lien Law
While use of the term “groundbreaking” in a construction law article may want for originality, it is an accurate description for recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law. The amendments—signed into law on Oct. 14, 2014—will change the way liens are obtained. The law is set to go into effect in 2017, provided a state-operated website is operational by the end of this year. Read more


Legislature Seeking to Close Loopholes With Proposed Changes to CASPA
The construction industry is replete with risk and can be daunting to negotiate. With challenges ranging from the completion of complex projects on compressed schedules to the possibility of significant personal injury, so much can go wrong. Perhaps the biggest problem plaguing the industry since the 2008 crash, however, is the threat of nonpayment. Read more


The Use of Mediation for Construction Accidents
The percentage of plaintiffs’ verdicts in Philadelphia Common Pleas Courts has decreased dramatically in 2015. It is most noticeable in construction cases. Construction cases are complex, costly and tough to win in jury trials. They usually involve multiple defendants in different disciplines and require expert testimony that is difficult to communicate to a jury. Multiple defendants may result in multiple defense experts. Additionally, because of the exposure involved, a trial will be against a top-notch defense counsel. Read more


Project Delays—Tips for Avoiding and Handling
Delays seem to be a fact of life for all construction projects. The unfortunate results include cost overruns, contractor defaults, bond claims, lien claims and litigation. All of these consequences damage the project, the owner and the contractors. Read more