Entries by Nick Schwandner

Ohio’s Prompt Payment Act – remedies for late payments to subcontractors.

As a construction law firm in Cincinnati, an important legal tool that comes up often is Ohio’s prompt pay law, more formally called the Prompt Payment Act (O.R.C. 4113.61). The Prompt Payment Act sets certain time requirements for when payments must be made on Ohio construction projects. The Prompt Payment Act requires general contractors to pay subcontractors within 10 calendar days…

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) construction delays and impacts in Ohio – what contractors can do now to protect their rights.

There is no single answer to the questions of what contractors’ rights are and what must be done to protect those rights for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) delays and impacts. Construction attorneys and litigation will be working on the questions for years to come. However, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers who may be affected directly or through ripple effects should immediately…

Is it a pay-when-paid provision or a pay-if-paid provision?

“We were not paid at all, so we will not be paying you.” “We were only partially paid. We took a haircut, so you will also have to take a haircut.” “We are not obligated to pay you until we receive payment ourselves.” These are common statements…

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