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USA - September 16 2013 The economic loss doctrine generally holds parties to the benefits, burdens and obligations set out in their contracts and bars tort claims such as…

Colin R. Higgins, Daniel Frost, Joshua Grabel, Stewart O. Peay.

California’s anti-indemnification statute and additional insured provisions

USA - June 20 2013 California law governing indemnification in the construction industry has recently undergone a major overhaul. Previously, a broad indemnity…

Jeffrey M. Singletary.

California expands prohibition on certain indemnity and cost of defense provisions in construction contracts

USA - December 20 2012 Back in October 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 474, which addresses indemnity provisions and cost of defense requirements in commercial construction contracts.

Jeffrey M. Singletary.

Summary of changes to California’s mechanics’ lien law – effective July 1, 2012

USA - June 28 2012 Effective as of July 1, 2012, the existing statutes governing California’s mechanics’ lien law, including stop notices and payment bonds, will be repealed and replaced with entirely new statutes.

Colin R. Higgins.

California court confirms that contractors need to strictly follow notice and claim procedures

USA - March 13 2012 Construction contracts usually include detailed notice and claim provisions which are often ignored by the parties.

Jeffrey M. Singletary.