Sean E. Regan Secures Victory in Contract Bid Case

On April 24, 2013 Sean E. Regan, Esq. obtained an order from the Essex County Superior Court, confirming the award of a $17,900,000 sanitary sewer improvement contract to Cruz Contractors, LLC.  The contract was awarded by the Passaic Valley Sewer Commission (“PVSC”) for various sanitary sewer main improvements.  The second lowest bidder at $18,400,000 had […]

Courts Are Open For Developer Seeking Release of Performance Bonds

Developers in New Jersey often find it difficult to secure release of performance guarantees.  Increasingly developers seeking release of a performance guarantee are met with a never-ending round of punch lists and delays.  The Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) requires that punch lists be limited to the improvements specifically covered by the performance guarantee.  Yet […]

Home Improvement Contractors: Avoiding Individual Liability

New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 56:8-2 et seq., (the “Act”), has been described as “one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the nation.”1  There are three categories of unlawful practices under the Act for which liability can be imposed:  (1) affirmative acts, which do not require a showing of intent; (2) knowing omissions; […]

Consolidate Residential NUB Arbitrations

As most construction practitioners are aware, the New Jersey Construction Lien Law1 was amended effective Jan. 7, 2011. Prior to those amendments being signed into law by the governor, this author was part of an ad hoc committee organized by the New Jersey Builders Association to respond to the New Jersey Law Revision Commission’s request […]