St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

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

When can you sue a contractor for delays in Illinois?

Construction jobs of any kind involve some level of unpredictability. This is why you should always make a comprehensive and formal agreement before breaking ground on the project in Illinois. You can’t predict everything But even with the most airtight construction…

Dec 19 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

When can I sue over construction project delays?

Construction projects in Illinois never seem to meet their intended completion date. However, what is the difference between unforeseen delays and those where contractors were negligent in performing their duties? What type of construction delays are open to lawsuits? Construction delays are fraught with pitfalls Delay claims are some of the most misunderstood issues in […]

Apr 15 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

Resolving construction disputes in Illinois

Construction disputes are a common occurrence in the construction industry. Contractors and construction companies often experience disagreements about projects, contracts and other factors. If construction disputes arise, there is a risk that the construction project may get delayed or even stop. If you are involved in a construction dispute, it is important to take action […]

Feb 14 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

4 common issues that can lead to a construction dispute

Construction projects can have a widely varied scope from a home remodel to erecting a brand-new building from the ground up. No matter the size of the project, there are numerous scenarios when the developers, contractors, subcontractors or property owners might find themselves at odds. Whether it is a residential construction project or a commercial […]

Jul 1 2021      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

Can you sue for damages when construction delays occur?

Business owners who have commissioned the construction of a new building for their operations in Illinois or Missouri can run into difficulties when the project isn’t finished by its completion date. If you have experienced a significant delay, you may wonder whether you can sue the construction company for operational damages. The answer is maybe. […]

Apr 20 2021      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

What might happen when contractor/client disputes arise?

Contractors and their clients may sign a detailed agreement for new building constructions, renovations, and other types of projects in Illinois. Things might not work out between the contractor and the client as initially inspected. Sometimes, the client has a legitimate claim against the contractor. That said, the contract binds the client to terms, as […]

Feb 2 2021      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

What options do homeowners have in construction defect cases?

It’s one of those moments when your heart seems to stop: When you realize that the new home construction has a serious defect. The home for which you saved, prepared and spent so much of your own income has a serious problem that will cause possibly years of extra construction and costly repairs. What is […]

Jul 29 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

Common causes of construction accidents

One errant piece in a construction project can lead to enormous extra costs. When someone doesn’t meet the terms they agreed to, it doesn’t have to be you that pays the price. Private construction in the U.S. is worth over $1 trillion every month. Contracts are essential with that kind of money, and every crew […]

May 28 2020      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

Some common errors cause most lawsuits against engineers

You spent many years in college and graduate school to become an engineer. Unfortunately, one lawsuit can threaten your professional future and your financial security. One engineering consultant who has testified as an expert witness in professional liability cases says that most lawsuits against engineers fall into one of three categories. Let’s look at these. […]

Oct 9 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes