Category: Legislation

Subcontractors Can Expect Final Payment Sooner Under New Law

For all public/private construction projects in Minnesota, a new law dictates when final payments must be made. For all contracts entered on or after August 1, 2019, owners and general contractors must release retainage to subcontractors no later than 60 days after “substantial completion” of a project. This is a substantial departure from current law,

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2017 Amendments to the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA)

Recent amendments to MCIOA have added additional layers of complexity to managing an association’s common elements and, in particular, to bringing construction defect claims arising out of the original construction. Associations new and old should take note of the new requirements and how it will affect them. Amendment’s Effect on Construction Defect Claims for Associations

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The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act

Time is money in the construction and real estate industries, so even when it is sage advice to document agreements, changes, and conversations in writing, the reality is that projects and deals often move so quickly that it is impractical, if not impossible, to do so by traditional means and methods. The growth of electronic

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Construction Law and the 2016 Minnesota Legislative Session

The second year of the 89th Session of the Minnesota Legislature convenes on March 8, 2016. This year’s session is unusually late and will only last a short 11 weeks, but undoubtedly construction and construction-related issues will be at the forefront of much legislation considered this session. Construction at the Capitol Though not specifically legislation,

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