May 2012

May 30, 2012 2:17 PM | Posted by Admin

It's time to re-think the issues associated with signing contracts if you are a design professional.
May 30, 2012 2:06 PM | Posted by Admin

In Florida, there is no duty of a real estate developer to disclose to prospective residential purchasers information about the neighborhood that may adversely impact property values, according to the court in Luis Virgilio v. Terrabrook Vista Lakes L.P., et al. , Case No. 11-11027 (5/18/12).  In reading an overview of the case, this situation is very fact intensive and could vary from state to state based upon the peculiarities of state specific laws.
May 25, 2012 2:27 PM | Posted by Admin

With Iowa’s recent passage of House File 675, requiring the creation of a computerized data base for residential mechanic’s liens, the state took a step forward in helping contractors and potential buyers determine if there are liens on residential property. Whether this will help contractors receive payment for the work they have provided on such properties is yet to be seen but it is a step in the right direction.
May 25, 2012 2:20 PM | Posted by Admin

This month, the Kansas Supreme Court decided a case that affects every business that sells products for resale in Kansas.  Under Kansas antitrust law, any arrangement, contract, agreement or combination with a reseller that is designed or tends to control prices is illegal.  This means that resale price agreements between suppliers and their retailer customers are unenforceable and could subject suppliers to significant penalties.  These laws apply to suppliers whether they are based in Kansas or simply provide products for sale in Kansas.