Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

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This combination of reach and local autonomy supports our clients with the clout of a mega-firm and the service hallmarks of a boutique. With one firm, our clients get a macro view of the law with a micro focus on their unique legal needs. With 16 offices in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally. We represent recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational entities.

A recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held a Texas highway contractor liable for its supervisor’s involvement in a subordinate employee’s violation of workplace safety rules. See Angel Brothers Enterprises, Ltd. v. Walsh , No. 20-60849, 2021 WL 5627103 (5th…
Continue Reading Federal Court of Appeals Holds Contractor Liable for Employee's OSHA Violation

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, a federal judge in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the enforcement of the federal mandate that obligates many federal contractors and subcontractors to require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As discussed in a…
Continue Reading Federal Court Blocks Federal Contractor Mandatory Vaccination Rule From Taking Effect

The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in BST Holdings, L.L.C. v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration , 2021 WL 5279381 (5th Cir. Nov. 12, 2021)(Unpublished), recently extended a sweeping stay of OSHA’s vaccination mandate for companies with 100 employees or more…
Continue Reading Federal Contractor Vaccination Mandates Enjoined Nationwide Following Stay of OSHA's Vaccination Mandate for Companies of 100 or More Employees

Development through public-private partnerships or “P3s” has increased sharply in the past several years, and is poised for an even bigger jump thanks to Uncle Sam. The infrastructure bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week as H.R. 3684 and which President Biden signed into…
Continue Reading Federal Infrastructure Bill Set to Supercharge P3 Spending

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed in the House of Representatives on Friday, November 4th and is expected to be signed into law in the coming weeks, includes an important, permanent streamlining to the federal permitting and environmental review process for large…
Continue Reading Federal Infrastructure Bill to Codify Streamlining of Federal Permitting Process in Major Infrastructure Projects

A recent decision from the United States District Court for Delaware held that a surety was not liable for consequential damages to a building owner after a default by its contractor because the surety’s liability could not be greater than its principal’s liability. See Iron Branch Associates, LP v…
Continue Reading Delaware Federal Court Imposes Limit on Surety's Liability Under Performance Bond

A recent decision from the United States District Court for Massachusetts held a contractor and its owner personally liable for failing to pay a subcontractor and held that the contractor was liable for millions in damages to the owner resulting from owner’s termination of the contractor for cause…
Continue Reading Massachusetts Federal Court: Contractor and Contractor's Owner Personally Liable for Fraud and Conversion for Failing to Pay Subcontractor; Contractor Also Liable for Millions Resulting From Termination for Cause

SEIU and ABOMA Agree on COVID-19 Vaccination Rules for Unionized Employees This alert contains time-sensitive material – all building owners or condominium associations that wish to require vaccination must “opt-in” by October 12, 2021 As COVID-19 continues to ravage our country and vaccination…
Continue Reading SEIU and ABOMA Agree on COVID-19 Vaccination Rules for Unionized Employees

A Texas appellate court recently ruled that an owner properly terminated its contract with a contractor, despite the owner’s failure to provide the contractor notice and an opportunity to cure. See TPG (Post Oak) Acquisition, LLC, et al. v. Greystone Multi-Family Builders, Inc., et al. , First…
Continue Reading Notice and Opportunity to Cure: Only if Specifically Required in a Construction Contract

Along with the new wave of post-COVID litigation surfacing across the country, the EEOC has now brought its first lawsuit against an employer for allegedly failing to accommodate and unlawfully terminating a disabled employee who had requested to work remotely due to COVID-19. In this case, EEOC v…
Continue Reading EEOC Files First Lawsuit Against Employer for Failing to Accomodate Work Request due to COVID-19

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a series of federal COVID-19 mitigation efforts, which represent an invigorated national approach to reduce COVID-19 transmission and rapidly increase vaccination rates across the country. In addition to a pair of executive orders issued by the…
Continue Reading President Biden's Mandatory Vaccination Action Plan – More Questions Than Answers