Thursday, December 11, 2008

AGC Legal Brief Highlights Recent Builder's Trust Fund Decision, Other Michigan Decisions

The December, 2008 issue of the AGC Legal Brief highlights a number of recent court decisions and legislative changes affecting design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and residential builders in Michigan.

The current issue of the AGC Legal Brief was written by attorneys from Dickinson Wright and its construction practice group, and includes the following articles:
  • Joseph W. DeLave, Bankruptcy Court Recognizes Preclusive Effect of State Court Default Judgment Entered Under the Michigan Builder's Trust Fund Act to Bar Subcontractor from Disputing Nondischargeability of Resulting Debt [reporting on In Re Brunett, 394 B.R. 425 (Bkrtcy. E.D. Michigan, October 8, 2008)] (slip opinion here)
  • Michelle L. Alamo, Contractor Claims Against the Project Engineer Hang in the Balance after the Michigan Court of Appeals' Recent Decision in Keller Construction, Inc. v. U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc.
  • Jeffrey M. Wesselhoff, Licensed Builders Shed Consumer Protection Claims [reporting on the Michigan Supreme Court's decision in Liss v Lewiston-Richards]
  • Leslee M. Lewis, Michigan Bolsters Residential Builder Licensing Laws including Licensing Requirements and Consumer Remedies [reporting on Public Acts 155-158 of 2007]
AGC Legal Brief is published quarterly by the AGC of Michigan and its Legal Advisory Committee. The full text of the December issue can be found here at the AGC's website.

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