The February, 2011 issue of the AGC Legal Brief highlights a number of recent court decisions affecting design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and lien claimants in Michigan.
This issue of the Legal Brief was written by Aileen M. Leipprandt, a construction attorney with the Hilger Hammond firm in Grand Rapids, and includes the following articles:
- Contractor Gets a Shot at Proving Architect Improperly Interfered with Bid Award [reporting on the November 2010 Michigan Court of Appeals deicsion in Cedroni Associates, Inc v Tomblinson, Harburn Associates, Mich Ct App No. 287024 (Nov 16, 2010]
- Contractor Holds Airport Authority's Feet to the Fire Despite Absence of Signed Contract [which discusses The Garrison Company v Bishop Int'l Airport decision]
- Construction Lien Has Priority over Mortgage Regardless of Change in General Contractor and Project Ownership [which details decision in First Community Bank v Mountainaire, LLC, et al., Mich Ct App No. 293005 (Oct 21, 2010)]
- You Snooze, You Lose - Subcontractor's Lien Invalid Where Warranty Work Did Not Extend Time to Record Lien [reporting on Stock Building Supply, LLC v Parsley Homes of Mazuchet Harbor, LLC, et al., Mich Ct App No. 294098 (Jan 25, 2011)]
- What's New in the New AIA A-312 Payment and Performance Bonds?