In my latest Daily Journal of Commerce Construction column, I discuss the case for construction claims reform. Construction industry participants all have one thing in common: they hate litigation. While avoiding claims is not always possible, the number of disputed issues can be reduced.

Some states have enacted statutes eliminating much of the uncertainty surrounding construction claims. Owners, designers, contractors and suppliers in these states convene to draft compromise legislation they all can accept. While not ideal for any one party, the legislation shortcuts many of the disputed motions and recoverability concerns that add cost and time to litigation and often prevent settlement.

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"The Case for Construction Claims Reform" was originally published May 15, 2013 by the Daily Journal of Commerce. Also published by New Orleans City Business, May 15, 2013.