St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

What Is the Missouri Prompt Payment Act?

The construction industry depends on a high degree of trust and understanding among all parties involved. One of the most crucial elements of a successful public works project is the timely payment of all contractors and others involved. Punctual payment keeps everyone motivated to complete a project to the highest standard possible. Missouri has laws in place […]

May 22 2024      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

What Are the Main Causes of Legal Disputes in Construction Contracts?

Legal disputes can arise during a construction project even when you feel you’ve done everything possible to protect yourself. Understanding some of the most common sources of contract disputes can help you anticipate these issues and create a plan to resolve them, potentially saving you the time, money, and energy associated with a legal challenge. […]

Apr 23 2024      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Construction And Engineering Disputes

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

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 (which can differ dramatically throughout the nation as construction laws vary by state) is usually a small percentage of the total contract value and acts as […]

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