State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims provides a practical, state-by-state analysis of legal issues affecting architects, engineers, project owners, and construction contractors. Included are in-depth treatments of design and construction issues for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Updated annually, this essential sourcebook covers each state in its own separate chapter written by leading construction industry attorneys from that jurisdiction, making it easy to find answers quickly for your jurisdictions. You'll find expert answers to such questions as: Are contract clauses that waive a potential claimant's statutory lien rights enforceable in your jurisdiction? Can you enforce "pay-if-paid" and "pay-when-paid" contract clauses in your jurisdiction? Is there a leading case or statute in your jurisdiction that specifically discusses the elements of a claim for breach of contract? Is there a leading case or statute in your jurisdiction that specifically addresses the elements of a claim for ordinary negligence, gross negligence, or professional negligence? What are the most common theories of recovery in the design and construction claim setting in a particular jurisdiction? What damages are recoverable in the context of design and construction claims in a particular jurisdiction? Designed to assist you in managing any type of litigation situation, the State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims offers expert explanations and analyses of the full range of contract and claim topics.