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Legislative Victories Mark the End of Congress for IIBEC

January 13, 2021

IIBEC Takes Lead on Brooks Act and Reverse Auctions Wins On Monday, December 21, 2020, when the United States Congress passed its year-end omnibus spending bill, two of IIBEC’s key legislative priorities were included in the final bill. A week later, the president signed the legislation, and they became law. As a result, the General […]

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Anatomy of Construction Litigation:Part IV – Expert Testimony

October 01, 2020

By Derek A. Hodgin, RBEC, RRO, PE, CCCA EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part four of a four-part series about construction litigation. For purposes of completeness, and so that each part can make sense individually, the disclaimer and a large portion of the background are repeated. Please see the August 2019 issue of IIBEC Interface to […]

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Price-Fixing Lawsuits Against CSSB Dismissed

July 01, 2020

A U.S. district court judge recently entered an order dismissing all class action lawsuits against the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau (CSSB) and other defendants regarding price-fixing claims, according to the CCSB. In February 2019, S&W Forest Products, Ltd., Maple Ridge, BC, filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court in Seattle against CCSB; Anbrook Industries […]

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The Independent is Austin’s “Jenga Tower”

November 01, 2019

An Akron, Ohio, contractor has been sentenced to three years in prison and $303,152 in restitution after his employee fell three floors to his death without wearing the required fall protection. Jim Coon, owner of Jim Coon Construction, who also failed to provide workers’ compensation coverage, will pay the fine to the Ohio Bureau of […]

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