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John A. Greenhall is the Secretary of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC as well as a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. In addition, he is a Partner in the Firm’s Construction Group. His clients hail from all areas of the construction industry and include general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, sureties and owners.

EDiscovery LaptopAlmost any construction project carries the potential for disputes, which all too often lead to litigation and associated costs. As litigation costs increase, they eat into potential recovery or limit defense strategies. Finding ways to lower litigation expenses helps eliminate cost as a barrier to a favorable outcome. One area ripe for such measures is e-discovery—the process in any litigation where, as court rules require, the parties collect and exchange electronically stored documents and data. That process necessarily is affected by the way those documents and files are stored and managed. Even before litigation begins, construction companies can take simple steps to reduce their e-discovery costs.


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As members of the construction industry know, to describe the relationship between a surety and the party to whom it issues a surety bond (the principal) as confusing would be an understatement.  In fact, many believe that the surety-principal relationship is similar, if not identical, to the insurer-insured relationship. In a recent federal court opinion

home warranty.jpgBy John A. Greenhall and Jennifer R. Budd

For decades, Pennsylvania Courts have limited the scope of the implied warranty of habitability to the first user of the home. For the first time, in Conway v. Cutler Group, Inc., the Pennsylvania Superior Court permitted a homeowner, who was not the initial purchaser of the