CM 331Chapter 11.Common law is that body of past court decisions that serves as authority or precedent governing future decisions.2.7 main groups of parties: 1.Construction Contractors and Subcontractors2.Architects/Engineers- Designers and administrators3.Construction Owners- Private owners and public owners4.Service and Supply Organizations- Companies that supply the material5.Labor Force- Laborers that does the actual construction6.Local, State, and Federal Governments7.The General Public – people who are impacted but have are not involved in the construction.3.Major Statutes:1.National Labor Relations Act (the Wagner Act)2.Davis-Bacon Act3.State Mechanic's Lien Laws, the federal Miller Act, and the various state “little” Miller Acts.4.State Contractor License Law5.State Subcontractor Listing Laws6.Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Disadvantaged Business, and Women-Owned Business Participation Laws, and Other Forms of “Set-Aside” Laws7.Uniform Commercial Code4.Tort is a civil wrong. Tort Law is a part of the common law. It's concept is that we cannot
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