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California counties now less at risk on public works construction

USA - October 10 2013 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 328, which permits counties to enter Construction Manager At Risk ([email protected]) agreements for construction…

Public-private partnerships in California - part II

USA - October 2 2013 Public-private partnerships (“P3s”) cannot completely meet our increasing infrastructure needs, but they should be part of the mix. P3s have been…

B. Scott Douglass

Case allows parties to substantially reduce ten year statutory exposure

USA - June 7 2013 In a case of first impression, the First Appellate District recently affirmed a judgment holding that standard AIA contract language, providing that…

Stephanie J. Hall

The California Supreme Court makes it easier to attack written contracts

USA - January 22 2013 On January 14, 2013, the California Supreme Court overruled a decision it issued 78 years ago, making it easier for parties to a written contract to…

Stephanie J. Hall

Are you ready for the changes in California's mechanics lien law?

USA - June 15 2012 What is “mechanics lien law,” what is it based on and where is it found?