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Prompt Payment Act Summaries – MO & KS

Missouri and Kansas Prompt Payment Acts: Are They Working? Owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in Missouri and Kansas are subject to five separate statutory schemes governing "prompt payment" requirements. These ...
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Mechanics Lien Summary – Kansas

Lien claimants? General contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, Suppliers, and Architects/Engineers. Does NOT permit liens by: suppliers to suppliers or suppliers to sub-subcontractors. Lien covers? Labor, materials, supplies, equipment and transportation costs ...
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Mechanics Lien Summary – Missouri

Lien claimants? General contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, suppliers, and Architects/Engineers. Lien covers? Labor, materials, supplies, and equipment utilized or incorporated into the project. Under Missouri case law, does NOT include equipment ...
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IDIQ Contracts

Indefinite Delivery Contracts I. (§16.1) What Is an Indefinite Delivery (ID) Contract? A. (§16.2) Definite Quantity Contract B. (§16.3) Requirements Contract II. (§16.4) What Is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity ...
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Missouri Materialmen’s Lien Valid Even Where Materials Removed

Innocent Materialman Has Lien A recent Missouri case held that a materialman's lien remained valid even where materials were wholly removed following defective installation by a subcontractor. A seller of ...
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Developing Issues in Lead Based Paint Abatement

LEAD-BASED PAINT ABATEMENT: DEVELOPING LIABILITY ISSUES by Denise E. Farris, Esquire* I. INTRODUCTION In 1980, it was reported that over 800,000 workers were exposed to airborne lead in the workplace, resulting ...
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Missouri Retainage Law: Show Me The Money Or Holding The Money?

Introduction Effective August 28, 2002, the Missouri Legislature enacted new requirements governing retainage treatment and release on private construction projects. The new legislation is intended to level the economic playing ...
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Legal Landmines in Tenant Improvement Liens

Tenant space improvements are a common practice in the day to day life of small businesses. The small business owner may be the building owner and landlord, the tenant, or ...
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Socio-Economic Issues in Government Contracting: The A B C’s of Affirmative Action Compliance

A: The “A”dvent of Affirmative Action “Affirmative Action” remains one of the most divisive issues in public contracting today. However, where most government contracts require adherence to minority and women-owned ...
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