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June 4, 2014

Nowhere To Run To, Baby: Arbitration Is Nowhere To Hide For Unlicensed Contractors

By Kathlynn Smith The subject of licensing has been on the minds of California’s courts recently. Hot on the heels of the appellate court’s decision in Twenty-Nine Palms Enterprises Corporation v. Bardos (See “Contractor Licensing Law: The High Price of Being an Unlicensed Contractor,” by Aaron Flores, Esq.), the California Court of Appeal just handed down another […]

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June 4, 2014

The Right to Repair Act: It’s Your Choice

by Dale Ortmann, Esq. Many practitioners believed that the procedurally complex Right to Repair Act (“RRA”) provided the exclusive remedy to a homeowner claiming damages for residential construction defects. The RRA was intended to provide for a non-adversarial procedure for the homeowner and builder to follow in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Though well […]

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