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Taft has been helping clients build their futures for more than 125 years. We are business attorneys who see the big picture. Our Construction Team has broad experience in the construction industry and can provide a solid legal foundation for the work you do. We can assist you with every aspect of your project, from start to finish, whether you are an owner, developer, design professional, contractor or supplier. Our construction team is as multifaceted as you are.
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What's Up With AIA Contract Documents?
For years, AIA has been touting the development of its new version of Contract Documents software that would run in "The Cloud," which everyone knows from the ubiquitous television commercials is just the current buzzword for Internet-based software. This software development was potentially motivated (at least in part) by competitor ConsensusDocs, which has had a web-based platform for a while. An online version of AIA software could provide major advantages, such as the ability to access documents from anywhere and through the use of just a browser, with no special software installation needed, and Mac compatibility. AIA has also promised some nice new features. So we have been waiting - and we are still waiting. While AIA "launched" the new ACD5 product earlier this year, it is not available for sign up "due to overwhelming demand."
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Navigating the Illinois Anti-Indemnity Statute and Case Law
Construction is a risky proposition. Injury to workers and property loss are significant risks. Accordingly, parties to a construction project often attempt to shift these risks using indemnification provisions. In Illinois, the Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act, 740 ILCS 35/0.01, et seq. (the "Act"), prohibits contract language that indemnifies a party for that party's own negligence. The courts have narrowly interpreted this statutory restriction and have carved out certain exceptions. This article provides an overview of case law interpreting indemnity provisions under the Act regarding owner and higher-tier contractors' attempts to maximize indemnification from lower tiers.
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