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HOW DO CONTRACTORS GET PAID IN FULL FOR THEIR NEVADA CONSTRUCTION WORK?

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Nevada’s Prompt Payment Act Is Enforced in Business Court

Department 7 of the Washoe County Business Court entered November 29, 2016 Order and December 2, 2016 Order enforcing Nevada’s Prompt Payment Act in favor of a Nevada drilling contractor that sought a $2.3 million change order due to unanticipated subsurface drilling conditions. Factual Background Plaintiff National EWP, Inc. (“National”), a licensed Nevada drilling contractor, […]

Nevada Supreme Court Narrowly Construes Indemnity Clause in Subcontractor Agreement

By Jerry Carter.  The Nevada Supreme Court recently decided a significant contract case against a general contractor that sought indemnity from its subcontractor.  The case is United Rentals Highway Technologies, Inc. v. Wells Cargo, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 59 (December 6, 2012) (“United Rentals“). A general contractor, Wells Cargo, Inc. (“Wells Cargo”), hired United […]

Nevada Supreme Court Affirms Judgment That Subcontractor Failed to Establish Express or Implied Contract

By Jerry Carter.  The Nevada Supreme Court recently decided a significant contract case against a subcontractor who refused to sign the written subcontract agreement and failed to deliver any work that could be used by the general contractor.  The case is Certified Fire Protection, Inc. v. Precision Construction, Inc., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 35 (August […]

Nevada Supreme Court Overturns Fraudulent Inducement Judgment Arising out of a Construction Subcontract

By Jerry Carter.  In its recent opinion in Road and Highway Builders, LLC v. Northern Nevada Rebar, Inc., 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 36 (August 9, 2012), the Nevada Supreme Court attempted to elucidate the sometimes blurry line between breach of contract and fraudulent inducement. The general contractor was the successful bidder on a freeway construction […]

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