CA Contractors’ Mechanic Lien Rights Are Limited By Court

CA Contractors' Mechanic Lien Rights Are Limited By Court Most contractors know that they have the right to put a mechanics lien on a property for non-payment by the property owner. Most contractors do not know that this is a constitutional right given in the California Constitution!!! A mechanics lien is a powerful tool for payment because the contractor can force the...

Mandatory Public Works Registration Deadline Is Here

Mandatory Public Works Registration Deadline Is Here The DIR is replacing the Compliance Monitoring Unit (“CMU”) and Labor Compliance Program requirements for bond-funded and other public works projects. The new program requires contractors to register before bidding on and entering into contracts for state and local public works projects ALL contractors are required to register before bidding and entering into public works...

The Wrong GL Insurance Could Cost You $1000s

The Wrong GL Insurance Could Cost You $1000s Most contractors, architects, engineers, design professional etc. are asked the same question by their insurance brokers every year..Do you want a deductible or a self insured retention (SIR)? Most contractors do not worry about what this means to their bottom line until it is too late...

CA Supreme Court Increases Liability for Architects

CA Supreme Court Increases Liability for Architects HISTORY The long standing history is that architects, engineers and other design professionals are not liable to the owners of the property. This holding has been premised on two long standing cases, Bily v. Arthur Young & Co. 3 Cal. 4th 370 (1992) (Bily), and Weseloh Family Ltd. Partnership v. K.L Wesel Construction Co. Inc....