Governor Wolf Signs Amendments to CASPA into Law

On June 12, 2018, Governor Wolf signed HB 566, as amended, into law.  The new law makes some significant changes to the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) and it will take effect on October 10, 2018 (120 days after it was signed). The(…)

Bill Seeking to Amend Pennsylvania’s Private Project Prompt Payment Act Passes House Vote

On June 20, 2017, Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 566, which proposes amendments to Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”), by a 168 to 26 vote.  The bill introduced by Representative Santora is very(…)

Bill Seeking to Amend Construction Payment Act Introduced in Pennsylvania’s Legislature

On May 18, 2017, Representative David S. Maloney, Sr. (R., Berks County) introduced House Bill 1387, which seeks to amend Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA).  The changes include the inserting language amending CASPA to st(…)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms Contractor Cannot Maintain a CASPA Claim against Owner’s Agent

On September 28, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed a decision by the Pennsylvania Superior court that held an owner’s agent cannot be individually liable under the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, 73 P.S. §§ 501-516 (“CASPA”), unl(…)

Babst Calland Attorneys Attend Prompt Pay Task Force Coalition Meeting to Discuss Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act

On April 5, 2016 Babst Calland Attorneys Robert Palumbi and Marc Felezzola attended a Prompt Pay Task Force Coalition meeting in Harrisburg organized by the American Subcontractors Association’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter to discuss House Bill 726 o(…)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Grants Appeal of Decision Holding Individual Owner of an LLC May Not Be Liable for CASPA Damages

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently granted allowance of appeal of the Scungio Borst & Associates v. 410 Shurs Lane Developers, LLC case that we blogged about in February of this year.  As described more fully in our prior blog post, in Scungi(…)

The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, as well as the Pennsylvania Prompt Payment Act, are subject to the six-year statute of limitations set forth in Section 5527(b) of the Judicial Code.

In East Coast Paving & Sealcoating, Inc. v. North Allegheny School Dist., No. 751 C.D. 2014 (Pa.Cmwlth. March 6, 2015), East Coast filed a complaint against the School District seeking, among other things, damages under the Contractor and Subcontr(…)

Authorized Agents of a Property Owner Are Not Subject to Individual Liability Under CASPA

It is not uncommon for contractors and subcontractors to be verbally directed to perform extra work on construction projects without written change orders. Construction attorneys frequently deal with payment claims for such work if payment for that ex(…)

Construction Law 2013: A Year in Review

As a service to its clients and prospective clients, the law firm of Babst Calland will provide a complimentary “year in review” breakfast seminar which will cover an overview of 2013’s significant developments (both statutory and case-law) in the are(…)

Construction Law Issues Impact the Expansion of Natural Gas Pipelines in the Region

As the natural gas industry expands in the region, energy and midstream companies and their contractors need to be aware of the unique Pennsylvania construction law issues that may impact development. Although Pennsylvania courts have not yet addresse(…)