Construction

Builders Rejoice? SB 800 Not Dead Yet!

In 2002, the California Legislature enacted SB 800 to cover residential…


Construction

Calemine v. Samuelson- Duty to Disclose Prior Construction Defect Lawsuits

As residential real estate home sales seem to be showing signs of life,…


Construction

The Perils of Acting as an "Owner-Builder"

With the economy starting to show signs of life, many homeowners are beginning…


Circumventing Workers Compensation Preemption

Recently, one of our clients was sued by an allegedly negligent third party…


Hiring a Contractor? Make Sure the Contractor Is Insured!

Recently, I had a case where a husband and wife, who were in the process of…


Business, Labor & Employment

Service and Repair Contracts - What is Required in California

During the summer months, many homeowners are interested in making needed…


California Mechanic’s Liens and Bankruptcy

What you don’t know can hurt you. California’s Mechanic’s Lien Law (Civil Code…


Construction

Homebuilders: Good News About Your Alternative Nonadversarial Prelitigation Contractual Provision

California Senate Bill 800 (“Right to Repair” or “Fix It” law; Civil Code sec.…


Construction

Unlicensed Contractors Can Agree to Binding Arbitration

However, results will likely be unfavorable to the unlicensed contractor.…