Subcontractors and suppliers to the Las Vegas Fontainebleau resort and casino development have learned tough lessons during its bankruptcy and final sale to billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Contractor liens total some $424.3 million. Contractors explain what they learned in this piece: One is that because work was halted so quickly, some contractors could were not able to prove all the change orders they dealt with were authorized. "It was just a good wake-up call to make sure everything is in place," said Scott Howard, a principal at Commercial Roofers.

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