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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Texas Jury Awards $5.3 Million to Company Defamed by Union: Could it work in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Secondary Boycotts, Unions

In early September a Texas jury awarded a janitorial $5.3 million against the local chapter of the SEIU.  The janitorial firm claimed that the SEIU damaged its reputation and caused it damages when it spread false, defamatory, and disparaging stories about the firm.  Specifically, the janitorial firm claimed that the SEIU told the janitorial firms… Continue Reading

Philadelphia Proposed Best Value Procurement Bill

Posted in Construction Law

An opinion piece in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer concerning proposed legislation that would change the way the City of Philadelphia awards public construction projects is causing quite a stir. The article concerns legislation that would allow the City to award public construction contracts based on a “best value” approach rather than the current requirement that the… Continue Reading

The Biggest Change to the Mechanics Lien Law Since 1963

Posted in Mechanics Liens

The New Year will bring with it the biggest change to Pennsylvania’s Mechanics Lien Law since the current law was passed in 1963.  These changes will impact owner, contractors, and subcontractors equally.  However, the biggest benefits will probably be for real estate developers and other project owners. On December 31, 2016, Pennsylvania will go live… Continue Reading