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James Duffy O'Connor Quoted in the New Jersey Building Contractor

June 2, 2008

James Duffy O'Connor, Chair of Maslon's Construction Law Group, is quoted extensively in the New Jersey Building Contractor, (Volume I-2008), article titled "AGC Unanimously Votes Against Endorsing the AIA A201," by Jack Kocsis Jr., BCANJ Chief Executive Officer. This article discusses the changes in the 2007 Edition of the American Institute of Architects' A201 General Conditions document. One example from the article is a clarification issue in the new document's Section 2.3, The Owner's Right to Stop Work. The word "persistently failed to perform" was replaced with "repeatedly failed to perform" in the new document. Mr. O'Connor questions this change, stating "Willful failure to perform is no longer the standard. Now it is a matter of numbers. Is twice enough to define 'repeatedly'?"

Click here to view the entire New Jersey Building Contractor article. To view and hear the audio conference with the General Contractors of America (AGC) taped in December 2007, that includes Mr. O'Connor's nearly line-by-line review of the new A201 document, click audio conference.

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