St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

What Are the Three Types of Bonds That Can Be Required from a Contractor?

Construction projects are often extraordinarily costly jobs. As such, all parties require tangible assurance that everyone will operate in good faith. In the construction industry, the contract that creates a legal relationship between the owner of a project and a contractor is known as a “bond.” In the language of bonds, the issuer of a […]

Mar 21 2024      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

Missouri Lawyers Weekly Names David M. Duree Influential Appellate Attorney for 2023

Every year, Missouri Lawyers Weekly recognizes the distinguished work of attorneys throughout the state. Attorney David M. Duree has been named Influential Appellate Attorney for 2023 for his work in case State ex rel. Grooms v. Privette, where he represented a circuit court clerk against the judge for whom she worked.  This prestigious honor demonstrates […]

Mar 12 2024      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Civil Rights And Consumer Protection

What Is the Difference Between Conflicts and Disputes in Construction Law?

Few construction projects finish without problems, whether it’s building delays, permitting issues, or design difficulties. But when these issues escalate to legal action, they can wreak havoc on a project or derail it entirely. The key to a smooth construction project is understanding the difference between conflicts and disputes and managing the former to avoid […]

Feb 26 2024      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

What Is the Construction Retention Law in Missouri?

In construction, retention laws allow project owners to hold back a portion of the payment due to contractors and subcontractors until they complete the project satisfactorily. This withheld amount, usually a small percentage of the total contract value, acts as security to guarantee work quality and completion. Once the work meets all contract requirements, the […]

Jan 18 2024      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction

What is a Material Breach Of Contract in Missouri?

Under Missouri contract law, a breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform their responsibility as stated in the contract or does not complete their duty per the terms of the contract. When one party breaches a contract, the non-breaching party may be compensated for resulting losses. A breach of contract can be […]

Dec 27 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Business And Commercial Litigation

What is the Economic Loss Doctrine in Missouri

The Economic Loss Doctrine, a pivotal legal concept in Missouri, holds significant implications for construction cases. Understanding this doctrine is paramount for anyone navigating the intricacies of construction law, especially in disputes concerning financial damages. Recovery Theories Construction law is a multifaceted area that offers various recovery theories for aggrieved parties. One of these theories, […]

Oct 30 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Economic Loss Doctrine

What is the Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Missouri?

If you discover your recent home improvement or building project has a defect, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. In construction law, this is known as the statute of limitations. Failing to abide by this time limit can keep you from recovering compensation for a defective construction project. Statute of Limitations […]

Sep 5 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction Defect Claims

The Impacts and Complications of Burn Injuries

The statistics are startling; approximately 486,000 fire or burn injuries were treated in emergency departments between 2011 and 2015, and there were 3,390 civilian deaths from fires in 2016 alone. If you or someone you love has suffered a severe burn, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Missouri Burn Injuries: Impacts and […]

Aug 22 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

What are the leading causes of fatal accidents?

Although cars become safer every year, the incidence of motor vehicle accidents in Illinois remains constant, with fatal accidents continuing to climb. About 13 accidents occur every minute, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While drivers cannot entirely prevent accidents, they can drive defensively and be aware of the most dangerous driving situations. Fatal […]

Apr 13 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury

Workplace injuries and seeking compensation

If you are suffering from an injury at work in Illinois, you may be entitled to financial compensation for damages you have incurred because of your injury. This can include various types of damages, each aimed at helping you recover from the physical, emotional, and financial toll of your injury. Some of the most common […]

Feb 13 2023      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Personal Injury