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Chambers USA Guide 2018 Names BrigliaMcLaughlin, PLLC As Leading Construction Law Firm

BrigliaMcLaughlin PLLC has again been selected to the exclusive Chambers USA Guide 2018 for its expertise in construction law. Chambers USA selectively ranks the leading firms in an ex…
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Maryland Appeals Court Limits Application of Construction Trust Statute to Contracts Subject to Little Miller Act and Mechanics' Lliens

The Maryland Construction Trust Statute provides a powerful tool to prevent a dishonest contractor from merely closing up shop to avoid liability for its malfeasance. However, as a creature of statute, it is not without its limitations. In the recent…
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Robert J. Dietz Co-Authors Chapter of 2017 A201 Deskbook

Robert J. Dietz has co-authored a chapter in the ABA Forum on Construction Law 2017 A201 Deskbook. The A201 document, the industry’s most frequently used set of construction general conditions, works in tandem with virtually all of the AIA fam…
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Robert J. Dietz and Shoshana E. Rothman Have Been Named Partners With BrigliaMcLaughlin

BrigliaMcLaughlin is pleased to announce that Robert “Rob” J. Dietz and Shoshana “Shana” E. Rothman have been promoted to Partners with the firm. Rob and Shana have each practi…
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Raziye Andican Joins BrigliaMcLaughlin

BrigliaMcLaughlin, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Raziye (“Raz”) Andican. Ms. Andican joins
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Maryland Enforces Pay-if-Paid Clause Against Subcontractor on a Virginia Project

In the recent decision of Young Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Dustin Construction, Inc., the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, applying Virginia law, affirmed a circuit court ruling that a pay-if-paid clause can vitiate a subcontractor’s claims…
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Recent Decision Highlights the Benefits that Qualified Mechanic's Lien Counsel Can Provide to Lien Claimants

Earlier this month, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a mechanic’s lien decision that underscores the benefits of having a qualified mechanic’s lien attorney prepare and file a lien.  While the Court ultimately found in favor of the mechanic’s…
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Shannon J. Briglia Co-Authors Article in Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal

Shannon J. Briglia has co-authored an article for the Winter 2017 edition of  the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Journal titled: “Recent Developments in Fidelity and Surety Law.”  To read the article, click…
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BrigliaMcLaughlin Obtains Complete Recovery on Summary Judgment for Surety Client

On March 7, 2017, BrigliaMcLaughlin obtained summary judgment on behalf of a surety client in the case Developers Surety and Indemnity Company v. Belcher, et al., before the U.S. Dist…
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Lauren P. McLaughlin Elected Chair of VBA Construction and Public Contracts Law Section

Lauren P. McLaughlin has been elected as the Chair of the Virginia Bar Association Construction and Public Contracts Law Section. The Section works to monitor, initiate and promote legislation that affects the construction industry and matters of pub…
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