Category Archives: Government Contracts

The Danger of Groupthink in Litigation

The Danger of Groupthink in Litigation By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (803) 670-0024 Inspired by the Orwell novel 1984, William H. White, Jr. coined the term “groupthink” to refer to rationalized conformity. Groupthink has been blamed for the … Continue reading

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Beware the Credit Card Millionaire

Beware the Credit Card Millionaire By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 Con men come in all shapes and sizes. From the elegant mountebank hawking Dr. Feelgood’s magic hair elixir to the foreign prince who must deposit “$$ … Continue reading

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Keep the Hate Mail Coming

Keep the Hate Mail Coming By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas In business litigation, winners and losers often are decided by the documents, whether it be a single email, a series of memos, or hundreds of letters. It stands to reason, then, that … Continue reading

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Litigating Complex Construction Disputes

Litigating Complex Construction Disputes By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas For construction lawyers, there are cases, and then there are cases.  Defending a general contractor being attacked from the top by an owner, from the side by the architect, and … Continue reading

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Employees, Independent Contractors, and The Mythical “1099 Employee”

Employees, Independent Contractors, and the Mythical “1099 Employee” By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 I too have heard the whispers of strange creatures called “1099 Employees” that roam abroad. But before you run off to Oregon with night … Continue reading

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One-Sided Construction Contracts and their Limitations

One-Sided Construction Contracts and their Limitations By:  Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 904-9012 I. Introduction We attorneys often hammer home the importance of reviewing and negotiating solid construction contracts. Standard industry contracts offered by ConsensusDOCS, the American Institute of … Continue reading

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A Chat with Jeff Humbert, Outgoing Chairman of ABC of the Carolinas

Jeff Humbert Reflects on His Tenure as Chairman of ABC of the Carolinas By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (803) 670-0024 Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas’ annual conference took place in Wilmington earlier this month. During a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Basic Guide to Contractor Bonding

  Continuing the tradition of  Guest Posts here at Construction Law Carolinas, I am pleased to welcome Danielle Rodabaugh, the chief editor at SuretyBonds.com, a leading surety provider. As a part of the company’s educational outreach program, Danielle writes to help construction … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Your Head By Ignoring Your Gut

Don’t Lose Your Head by Ignoring Your Gut By:  Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 Act III, SCENE 1: Hotel Project, in the unfinished but dried-in lobby. ENTER GLOUCESTER, the general contractor, and BUCKINGHAM, the Architect. Gloucester: O … Continue reading

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The Microphone Is Always On

The Microphone is Always On By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 We all enjoy hearing the off-the-cuff remarks politicians and celebrities make while they believe the mic is off. We believe that these comments give us insight … Continue reading

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