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Acret's California Construction Law Digests, 2020 Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 9781557019967

Acret's California Construction Law Digests is the easy way to keep up to date with new construction law developments. You'll see, for example, how a contractor's claim that a municipality had abandoned its construction contract was rejected by the court. You'll learn how to give proper notice of a claim against a payment bond. You'll be brought completely up to date on the status of lienability of union fringe benefit claims. And you'll review new cases dealing with "pay if paid" clauses.

New cases in the 2020 Edition Include:

  • The ruling that a lease-lease back project did not meet the competitive bidding exception.
  • The ruling that an architect and landscape design firm were considered to be a contractor and subcontractor.
  • The ruling that a subcontractor's license automatically be suspended for failing to notify the CSLB of an unsatisfied judgement.
  • The ruling that a dispute over the contract price does not entitle a public entity to withhold funds.

In this book you'll also find:

  • Information on elements and formation of contract
  • Bidding practices
  • Interpretation of contracts
  • How California law interprets illegality
  • Changes, modifications and extras
  • Breach of contract
  • Stopping work
  • Damages
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Negligence
  • Warranty and strict liability
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Special defenses
  • Indemnity and Insurance
  • Performance and payment bonds
  • Statutes of limitations
  • Architect and engineer malpractice
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Conduct during arbitration hearings
  • Arbitration award
  • Mechanic liens
  • Bankruptcy
  • And much more!

This isn't a book of static laws and how you must comply. By reading this book, you'll see how the court decided on different cases, involving interpretations many incidences of contract law and what the final decisions were. This is a great way to learn about construction law in the state of California. Knowing how the courts decided on past decisions can help you see where they'll stand should they need to make a decision on your case.

Keep up to date with new California construction law developments. Order Acret's California Construction Law Digests now!