In a Win for Property Owners California Court Expands and Clarifies Privette Doctrine
By Garret Murai, March 21, 2018
Victoria Pickering CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
We’ve written before about the Privette doctrine, which generally holds that a higher-tiered part..
And the Winner Is . . . The Right to Repair Act!
By Garret Murai, February 7, 2018
Andrius Petrucenia CC BY-SA 3.0
Civil litigation attorneys often talk about “damages.” Because without damages . . . well . . . you’re out of luck.
But damages come i..
2018 California Employment Law Update
By Garret Murai, January 31, 2018
Jeff Eaton CC BY-SA 2.0
If there’s one area of the law that has a direct impact on the construction industry nearly as much as new construction laws, it’s new employment laws. Fo..
You Are Your Brother’s Keeper. Direct Contractors in California Now Responsible for Wage Obligations of Subcontractors
By Garret Murai, January 22, 2018
bridgesward, CC0 Creative Commons
If there’s one law from the 2017 Legislative Session that’s gar..
2018 Construction Outlook: Mature Expansion, Deceleration in Some Sectors, Continued Growth in Others
By Garret Murai, January 18, 2018
Sean Creamer, Crystal Castles, Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
U.S. construction starts are expected to ..
2018 California Construction Law Update
By Garret Murai, January 4, 2018
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The California State Legislature introduced 2,495 bills during the first year of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Of these, 859 were signed into law.
California Court Broadly Interprets Insurance Policy’s “Liability Arising Out of” Language
By Gary Barrera, December 18, 2017
In McMillin Mgmt. Servs. v. Financial Pacific Ins. Co., Cal.Ct.App. (4th Dist.), Docket No. D069814 (filed 11/14/17), the California C..
In a Win for Design Professionals, California Court of Appeals Holds That Relation-Back Doctrine Does Not Apply to Certificate of Merit Law
By Garret Murai, December 5, 2017
The year was 1995. The old guard was still in power in Sacramento. “Button-Down” Pete ..
Got Licensing Questions? CSLB Licensing Workshop November 17th and December 15th
By Garret Murai, November 14, 2017
A rare opportunity to hear it straight from the folks who process the applications . . .
October 31, 2017 CSLB #17-09
CSLB Licensing Workshop ..
Property Damage, Occurrences, Delays, Offsets and Fees. California Decision is a Smorgasbord of Construction Insurance Issues
By Garret Murai, November 13, 2017
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I read once that 97 percent of cases never go to trial. However, there ..