By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP In a recent opinion, the Supreme Court of Ohio declared that non-lawyers who prepare affidavits for mechanic’s liens may unwittingly engage in the unauthorized practice of law in the State of Ohio. In Ohio State Bar Association… Read More >
Indiana’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Property Tax Caps: How Will It Affect Public Construction?
By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP On November 2, 2010, Indiana voters will be asked to weigh in on a proposed constitutional amendment relating to property tax caps. The proposed amendment would limit a taxpayer’s property tax liability to 1% of the assessed… Read More >
By: Sean T. Devenney In the recent case Sheehan Construction Company et. al. v. Continental Casualty Company et. al. the Indiana Supreme Court issued a game changing insurance opinion which will likely be interpreted as providing insurance coverage for construction defects for general contractors. … Read More >
By: Daniel M. Drewry Cory Schouten with the IBJ recently interviewed Jeff Henry, the managing partner of Cassidy Turley, in conjunction with IBJ’s October 8, 2010 Commercial Real Estate & Construction Power Breakfast. Mr. Henry reported that after several down years, we can finally… Read More >
By: Daniel M. Drewry The Indiana chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”) recently issued a report grading the infrastructure of the state. The report focused on Indiana’s wastewater treatment facilities, airports, bridges, roads, rail, and drinking water. The result? Indiana was… Read More >
By: Daniel M. Drewry The Indiana Court of Appeals has recently issued an opinion on mechanic’s liens focusing on the technical requirements of the mechanic’s lien statute. In Capital Drywall Supply, Inc. v. Jai Jagdish, Inc. issued September 29, 2010 (http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/09291001ewn.pdf) the Indiana Court… Read More >
By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP In a November 17, 2009 blog post here, we commented on Rhode Island’s adoption of its Green Buildings Act, which imposed energy efficiency and sustainable design requirements on all new public projects in that state. Now, Rhode… Read More >