Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – May 2020

  By Larry S. Logsdon Subcontractor Claim Denied Due to Lack of Proper Licensing Construction Services Group, LLC v. MS Electric, LLC, No. 2171099, 2019 WL 2710115 at *1 (Ala. Civ. App. June 28, 2019). This case demonstrates the importance of following licensing protocols for specific projects. Even if a sub-contractor does have their general […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – June 2019

  By Larry S. Logsdon Specifications in Subcontract Control Over Those in Prime Contract Peachstate Roofing, Inc., v. Kirlin Builders, LLC 2018 WL 3097326 (M.D. Ala. June 22, 2018). The court considered a dispute between a roofing subcontractor and general contractor and conflicting contractual provisions in their subcontract and the prime contract. In play was […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – February 2010

  By Larry S. Logsdon Owner Required to Provide Notice and Opportunity to Cure City of Mobile v. Bill Harbert Con-str. Co., 2009 WL 2343710 (Ala. 2009). In this case, the general contractor sued the City of Mobile alleging that it had been wrongfully ter­minated from two projects for the City. The contractor argued that […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – June 2009

  By Larry S. Logsdon Court Reverses Challenge to Competitively Bid Project Alabama Municipal and En­vironmental Engineers, Inc. v. Slaughter Construction Co., 961. So.2d 889 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007). In this case a contractor sought money from a state agency who chose to award a competitive State contract to a different bidder. The court analyzed […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – September 2006

  By Larry S. Logsdon Contractor May Have to Pay Twice for Materials from Subcontractor Supplier Valley Joists, Inc. v. CVS Corp., — So.2d —-, 2006 WL 2193662 (Ala. Civ. App. Aug 04, 2006) A supplier filed a lien claiming that they had not been paid by a subcon­tractor. The owner asked the court to […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – March 2006

  By Larry S. Logsdon Hinkle Metals and Supply Company Inc., 909 So. 2d 843 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005) A heating & cooling company obtained a bond from Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, in favor of the State of Ala­bama as a prerequisite for the company to become licensed by the Alabama Board of Heating and […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – December 2004

By Larry S. Logsdon   Below are recent court decisions affecting those dealing in the construction industry in Alabama.   Walker Key Condominium Homeowners Ass’n, Inc. v.Washer-Hill & Libscomb, 2004 WL 2367957 (Oct 22, 2004). In this case a condominium association brought an action against an architectural firm for negligence, wantonness, misrepresentation, breach of warranty, […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – December 2003

By Larry S. Logsdon   Below are recent court decisions affecting those dealing in the construction industry in Alabama.   Steele v. Walser, No. 1020652 (Ala. Oct. 31, 2003) Arbitration; construction of a new house; interstate commerce; unconscionability; Maxine Walser sued Robert L. Steele, president of S.S. Steele and Company, Inc. (hereinafter “the company”), alleging […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – October 2001

By Larry S. Logsdon   Below are recent court decisions affecting those dealing in the construction industry in Alabama.   Whether Arbitration Clause in Construction Contract is Enforceable Depends on Whether Contract Affects Interstate Commerce In Ex parte Allen, No. 1991656 & 1991707 (Ala. Apr. 2001) the court upheld an arbitration provision related to a […]

Alabama Construction Law Newsletter – June 2001

By Larry S. Logsdon   Below are recent court decisions affecting those dealing in the construction industry in Alabama.   Contractual Indemnity Provision Finding Subcontractor Responsible for Claims Against General Contractor Upheld In Stone Building Co. v. Star Electrical Contractors, Inc., No. 1990085, 2000 WL 1841877 (Ala. Dec. 22, 2000) the court upheld an indemnity […]