Posts Tagged ‘contract clause’

New Law Modifies Construction Indemnification and Prohibits Duty-to-Defend in Design Professional Contracts

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

For those not familiar with Chapter 22B of the North Carolina General Statutes, this Chapter prohibits certain contract provisions by making those provisions void and unenforceable as a matter of public policy. The restrictions in Chapter 22B apply to all contracts, including those with a governmental entity as well as those between private parties. Within […]

Do Local Governments have Federal Constitutional Rights?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The United States Constitution includes many provisions that protect persons and entities from government action. For example, the Due Process Clause (Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments) safeguards against arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the government. The Equal Protection Clause (Fourteenth Amendment), prohibits the state from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal […]