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What You Should Know About Sustainable Development Projects

What You Should Know About Sustainable Development Projects

April 7, 2009

In this article, Carlton Fields attorney Nicole Kibert discusses the successful green building movement, which has contributed to the incorporation of sustainability principles into certain standardized documents of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The article outlines the roles and responsibilities of the construction team as set forth in the AIA form documents, and the hidden liabilities emerging as a result of the green building boom. Additionally, the article addresses drafting considerations for new residential communities with sustainable development elements, ways to deal with existing covenants that prohibit sustainability-oriented activities, and leasing considerations for green projects

The Supreme Court May Grant Cert To Decide The Scope Of Preemption Over State Laws Prohibiting Or Effectively Prohibiting Telecommunications Service

The Supreme Court May Grant Cert To Decide The Scope Of Preemption Over State Laws Prohibiting Or Effectively Prohibiting Telecommunications Service

March 26, 2009

To keep you abreast of developments in the law, Carlton Fields is pleased to provide you with our latest alert, which summarizes the issues involved in a recent United States Supreme Court order involving the telecommunications industry. In the order, the U.S. Supreme Court invites the Solicitor General to file a brief expressing the view of the United States as to the cert petitions filed in two cases addressing significant issues regarding the ability of State and local governments to regulate the telecommunications industry.

Florida State and Federal Courts Impose Policy Form Review and Approval Requirements on Surplus Lines Insurers

Florida State and Federal Courts Impose Policy Form Review and Approval Requirements on Surplus Lines Insurers

March 13, 2009

Florida State and Federal Courts Impose Policy Form Review and Approval Requirements on Surplus Lines Insurers for the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc. (FORC) (Spring 2009).

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