Upcoming ASA Webinar: Delay and Disruption Claims
Join us on January 26th, 2022 at Noon Eastern for the upcoming webinar, Delay and Disruption Claims, presented by Jim Sienicki and Ed Hermes from Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
- Delay and disruption claims are always a risk in the best conditions on a construction site. Never more so than during the global pandemic brought about by COVID-19 and related labor and material disruptions.
- Depending on the specific contractual terms and the impact COVID-19 and related governmental orders have had on a specific project, this pandemic may be considered a force majeure, delay, change in law, suspension and/or other applicable event.
- Subcontractors should be aware of these clauses in their subcontract and in the prime contract in order to be able to use these clauses or other legal defenses under applicable law to attempt to excuse their late completion of projects that are delayed or interfered with due to COVID-19’s unforeseeable events, and to possibly bring claims for delay and/or disruption due to increased costs caused by COVID-19 or other unforeseen or unanticipated events.
- Owners and general contractors may be entitled to damages against subcontractors caused by long delays and disruption and subcontractors should be aware of defenses or counterclaims that subcontractors may raise, including, subcontractor claims that the owner and/or general contractor caused or exacerbated delays or disruptions.
This presentation will provide an overview of key issues to being successful in pursuing or defending against claims related to delay and disruption, especially in light of the difficulties caused by COVID-19, and how to best document and position claims and defenses to maximize the chances of success.