WPL Publishing to Sponsor Webinar on Implied Covenants and Obligations in Construction Contracts

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A wide variety of professionals within the construction community can benefit from this interactive event, which is scheduled for April 18, including contractors, subcontractors, consultants, construction managers, attorneys, architects, engineers, and public and private owners.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry

Later this month, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help various professionals within the construction community understand and address implied covenants and obligations in their contracts.

Implied obligations may arise under law or in equity when design or construction agreements are executed. These implied obligations should be carefully considered by all parties in a construction project. Many times, these implied obligations apply because the parties have failed to enter into specific contractual provisions that might supersede certain implied obligations. The 90-minute webinar, which is designed to help construction professionals handle issues of this sort, is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/bpsxmna.

During the webinar, entitled “Implied Covenants & Obligations in Construction Contracts,” the following 12 implied obligations will be discussed:

  • Implied warranty of plans and specifications.
  • Implied duty of good faith and fair dealing.
  • Implied duty to share material information.
  • Implied duty to provide access, duty to coordinate, and duty to not interfere.
  • Implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or habitability.
  • Implied warranty of workmanship.
  • Implied Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) warranty of merchantability.
  • Implied UCC warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Implied standard of care.
  • Implied duty to construct according to plans and specifications.
  • Implied duty to construct according to legal requirements such as building codes, ordinances, consent decrees, and regulations.
  • Implied duty to complete work or services in a reasonable time and for a reasonable price.

Addressing webinar attendees will be Bryan Jackson and Robert “Mike” Cathcart, partners in the Los Angeles office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP.

Jackson recently was designated by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for Los Angeles in the practice area of construction law. He edits “Green Building Update,” a weekly publication on green and sustainable building issues. From 1990 to 2010, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California (USC). He taught “Green Building and Sustainable Construction” and “Construction Management and Technology” for USC’s Master of Real Estate Development program.

Cathcart has more than 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer for jury and bench trials in federal and state courts in California and other jurisdictions. He also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution through mediations, mini-trials, arbitrations, private trials, and reference proceedings. For most of his career, he has specialized primarily as a construction lawyer in federal and state courts in California and several other jurisdictions for specific matters, including domestic and international controversies involving Pacific Rim developers, contractors, and design professionals. He has represented numerous owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in construction cases involving breach of contract, negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and surety claims.

Following their presentations, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/bpsxmna.
WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry via live webinars and its ConstructionPro Network website (http://www.ConstructionProNet.com). Through ConstructionPro Network, WPL publishes the independent newsletter ConstructionPro Week, providing news, analysis, and insightful commentary about recent developments involving construction law, green buildings, building information modeling, and various construction managerial technologies and techniques.

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