The (Jurisdictional) Rebranding of the CDA’s Sum Certain Requirement

  By Jordan A. Hutcheson and Stephanie Rolfsness, Associates The Contract Disputes Act (the “CDA”), 41 U.S.C.A. §§ 7101 et seq., which has provided the statutory framework for resolution of most contract disputes between the federal government and its contractors since 1978, has recently been the subject of changes in judicial interpretation, despite no corresponding […]

Handling Responsibility For A.I. In Construction

By Brian C. Padove and John E. Sebastian Note: This article was originally published by the ASA Foundation. The construction industry has an unfortunate notorious reputation of being resistant to adopting new technological changes while other industries (finance, healthcare, etc.) rapidly embrace digital transformations. While dealing with this reputation, the construction industry, likewise, has been […]

Senior Partner Vivian Katsantonis Named Fellow of ACCL

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP is proud to announce that Senior Partner, Vivian Katsantonis, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL). The ACCL is an invitation-only association for construction law practitioners who are distinguished by their excellence in skill, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct […]

California Law Update: Senate Bill 235 And Initial Disclosures – New Requirements And Practical Considerations

By Brent N. Mackay, Partner and Kyle S. Case, Associate Introduction On September 30, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsome signed into law Senate Bill (“SB”) No. 235, which, starting on January 1, 2024, enacted important changes to California’s Civil Discovery Act that every litigator practicing in California should know. Specifically, Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) […]