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Construction Law

Should I Pull the Pin? Contractor and Subcontractor Termination for Cause

Employee Handbooks and Contracts: The Ounce of Prevention Worth Pounds of Cure.

Insurance Tips for Contractors

Trademarks and Service Marks: An Often Overlooked Method of Business Asset Protection

After Sixty Years, Subcontractors are Back in the Driver’s Seat in Bidding on California Construction Projects

How to Determine the Deadline for Recording a California Mechanics Lien

Federal Public Works Construction Collection Remedies The Miller Act Payment Bond Claim

When Service of a “Payment Bond Notice” is Required Before Bringing a Lawsuit on a Payment Bond Claim on California Construction Projects

Will a Notice of Non-Responsibility Prevent Enforcement of a California Mechanics Lien?

Defeating the Ten-Year Statute of Repose For Latent Construction Defects

California Indemnity and Defense Construction Law Changes for 2013

Important Changes to California Construction Forms Beginning on July 1, 2012: The Impact of 2010 Senate Bill 189

A “Supplier to a Supplier” on a California Construction Project Sometimes Does Have A Right to A Mechanics Lien, Stop Payment Notice or Payment Bond Claim

Mechanic’s Lien Laws, Forms and Procedures Changed on January 1, 2011

Sacramento Air Board Construction Mitigation Rule 1052 – Upcoming Costly Regulation

Ten Tips for Construction Creditors

Sacramento Superior Court Supports Disgorgement from Building Contractor Lacking License During Any Part of a Construction Project; Contractor Compelled to Refund All Payments Received During Entire Project

Understanding Mold and Mold Lawsuits

Contractor Lacking License at Any Time During Construction Project Can be Compelled to Refund All Payments Received During Entire Project; A Prejudgment Writ of Attachment May Secure Refund

Mass Construction Defect Actions – How Trade Contractors can Fight Back

The Importance of Preliminary Notices on Private Works Projects

The Private Works - Preliminary Notice – Are You Using the Correct Form?

The Importance of a Notice of Completion to Contractors, Subcontractors and Suppliers

Understand how the Mechanics’ Lien Deadline Depends on the Validity of the Notice of Completion

How to Extend the Life of a Mechanics’ Lien

Penalty for Failure to Release Expired Liens

Why Bonding Around a Mechanics’ Lien can Unintentionally Extend the Deadline to File a Mechanics’ Lien Lawsuit by Six Months or More

When Will a Mechanics’ Lien Claimant be Paid in Full Before the Mortgage or Deed of Trust Holder?
(The “Relation Back” Doctrine)

What do You do About Your Mechanics’ Lien When the Developer Files Bankruptcy?

Protecting and Perfecting Your Mechanics’ Lien when the Owner/Developer Files Bankruptcy

Architect, Engineer & Design Professional Liens in California Follow Different Rules than the Mechanics’ Lien

Penalty for Filing a False or Inflated Stop Payment Notice

The Public Works Affidavit vs. Counteraffidavit Process

Construction Project “Stop Work Notice” Unintended Trap for Prime Contractors

When Service of a “Payment Bond Notice” is Required Before Bringing a Lawsuit on a Payment Bond Claim on California Construction Projects

Suspending the Contractors’ License of any Contractor or Subcontractor who does not Pay on a Construction-Related Judgment

Federal Public Works Collection Remedies: The Miller Act Payment Bond Claim

U.S. Bankruptcy Code Section 547: The 90-Day “Preferential Payment” Rule

Employment and Labor Law

Have You Protected Yourself from Lawsuits Brought By Laid Off Employees?

Notice to Employers Regarding Supreme Court Decision on Enforceability of Written Employment Contracts

Workers Compensation Serious and Willful Misconduct Claims – Brought Before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, but Not Covered by Your Workers Comp. Insurance (California Labor Code Section 4553)

Owners and Contractors are Liable for Injuries Caused by their Independent Contractors under the “Peculiar Risk Doctrine”

Potential Penalties for Discriminating against Injured Workers

Business Law

Attorney Fee Clauses Really Do Work

Native American Tribes are Immune from Civil Lawsuits Says U.S. Supreme Court

Don’t Be Bullied into Resolving or Litigating Disputes Out of State