Venue

Manufacturer Can Pursue Local Lawsuit for Out-of-State Project

Venue clauses requiring lawsuits to be brought in a particular locale are common, and routinely enforced. From a federal court in Western Pennsylvania, though, comes a reminder that analysis of venue (when not governed by a contract clause) can favor… Read More
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The Contract Isn’t Signed, a Few Issues Remain, the Work is Done; Now What?

Lawyers hate this question. A contractor and subcontractor, having gone back and forth on a few contract terms while the sub is performing work, reach the end of the project – or at least the end of the sub’s work – without an agreed contract f… Read More
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Arbitration Venue: Where the Parties Agreed, Despite State Law

The contract calls for arbitration in Indiana, applying the laws of Nebraska. But Nebraska has a law prohibiting parties from being compelled to arbitrate outside that state for an in-state project. In a GC/sub dust-up including lawsuits in both stat… Read More
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About Stan Martin

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Stan Martin holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree in architecture. He has been involved with the construction industry for more than 45 years, working in construction prior to law school and beginning his construction law practice. Over the course of his career, he has served on boards and committees for organizations including the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

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