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08/14/2019 (Care),Custody, (and Control) Battles in Construction: The McMillin Decision and Its Insurance Implications
07/17/2019 Client Alert: Is it Time to Update Your Arbitration Agreement?
05/1/2019 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveils 2019 Sustainable City pLAn
04/11/2019 New California Insurance Laws 2019
01/30/2019 What’s Fair Is Fair: Court Of Appeal Affirms Order Granting Insurers’ Motion To Vacate Default Judgement Against Insured Based On Equitable Grounds
01/22/2019 Due Process For Subcontractors On Public Works Projects: Let The Agencies Decide!
01/09/2019 New California Employment Laws 2019-Part III
11/28/2018 New California Employment Laws 2019 – Part II
11/14/2018 New California Laws Impacting Employers – Three Part Series
11/08/2018 Buckle Up, Contractors: CSLB Disciplinary Procedures Must Be Completed Before Seeking The Court’s Assistance
10/25/2018 Ninth Circuit Orders Individual Arbitration of Uber Class Actions Under Epic Systems
10/11/2018 ALLIED CONCRETE REVERSED: Ninth Circuit Finds Statute Extending Prevailing Wage Laws to Ready-Mix Concrete Drivers Is Conditional
09/21/2018 Heat Pumps Are The New Solar Panels: California to Help Spur Development and Market Growth of High Efficiency Building Heating Technology
07/19/2018 Employers, Rejoice: Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable!
06/12/2018 Stay Your Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure Action – Or Waive Arbitration Rights On All Your Claims
06/07/2018 No Liberty For Insurers – Negligent Hiring And Supervision Invokes Coverage
5/31/20108 As Water Districts Are Held Not Liable For Copper Pipe Pinhole Leaks, Homeowners And Their Attorneys Must Reevaluate The Liability
05/24/2018 California Supreme Court Announces New “ABC” Test For Independent Contractors
05/18/2018 Here Comes the Sun: California Becomes First State to Require Solar Panels
05/16/2018 Not Just Any Dispute: The California Supreme Court Instructs On Withholding Retention
05/10/2018 Love Don’t Cost a Thing (But Arbitration Does)
02/27/2018 Federal Court Rules That GrubHub Drivers Are Independent Contractors
01/31/2018 Buried Claims Can Be Covered Claims – An Insurer’s Duty to Defend Employment Claims is Broad!
01/30/2018 From Clear As Mud to Clear As Day: California Supreme Court Confirms that Right to Repair Act Is Exclusive Remedy for Construction Defect Claims
01/08/2018 2017 Employment Law Round-Up – What Employers Need to Know Going Forward
12/20/2017 Going Once…Going Twice…Sold to the Greenest Bidder! New California Law Requires Contractors to Use Green Materials on Certain State Projects
07/14/2017 Hold On Tight: California Supreme Court Gives Employees A Big PAGA Win On Class Action Type Wages And Hour Claims
04/25/2017 Providing Notice of a Claim to Your Insurer
04/12/2017 Not An All-Or-Nothing Proposition─ Active Negligence May Not Preclude Indemnity Rights
04/06/2017 Early Win for Ready-Mix Concrete Drivers in Ongoing AB 219 Battle
03/09/2017 The Byzantine “Right to Repair Act” Has Another Day in Court
03/01/2017 Close But No Cigar: Supreme Court Rejects Civil Liability to Unsuccessful Bidders of Public Works Projects
01/02/2017 California Employment Laws in 2017
06/02/2016 To Withhold or Not to Withhold: That Is The Question To Avoid Prompt Payment Penalties
04/18/2016 Avoiding Prompt Payment Penalties Just Got A Little Harder
02/17/2016 Serving Your 20-Day Preliminary Notice- Court Finds There Is (A Little) Room For Error
02/04/2016 We Like Ike!: California Permits Use Of The Eichleay Formula
11/03/2015 What’s Fair Is Fair- No Attorney’s Fees for Victor
09/29/2015 Contractors And Owners Both Win With Right to Repair Act
08/28/2015 Mind Your Ps and Qs- Owner’s Own Statements Hand Rare Victory to “Unlicensed” Contractor
01/08/2015 Add Another Log to the Fire- New Decision Burns General Contractor
12/11/2014 Are You On The List? Mandatory Registration For Public Works Contracts
09/23/2014 Stop Payment Notice Claimants Beware! Read Full Opinion Here
03/12/2014 The Right to Repair Act: It’s Your Choice
03/14/2013 Nowhere To Run To, Baby: Arbitration Is Nowhere To Hide For Unlicensed Contractors
01/08/2013 The High Price of Being An Unlicensed Contractor
10/18/2012 Subcontractors Rejoice! Legislature Bans Type 1 Indemnity Clauses
09/18/2012 Is It A Public Or Private Job?
09/13/2012 Stop, Look, and… READ! Don’t Sign That Subcontract Just Yet
07/02/2012 New Waiver And Release Forms: What The Heck Is A Through Date?
06/29/2012 You Served The Preliminary Notice: Now Prove It
06/26/2012 To Serve and Protect Your Rights – Use The New Preliminary Notice Form
06/20/2012 Preliminary Notice Form: Use It Or Lose It! (Your Mechanic’s Lien Rights, That Is)
05/24/2012 You Can Never Serve Too Many Preliminary Notices
05/01/2012 Attorney’s Fees- Bonded Stop Notices and Mechanic’s Liens
04/05/2012 Can A Public Agency Recover Attorney’s Fees Defending A Stop Notice Claim?
03/23/2012 New Laws Affecting Public Works Construction: Are They Good For California?
02/22/2012 The Owner is Bankrupt? Record Your Mechanic’s Lien Anyway!
11/18/2011 Public Entities: No Guarantee of Full Payment
10/11/2011 It’s A Tough Job But Everyone Wants To Do It: Bidding On Public Works Projects
10/11/2011 Give Proper Notice!
09/15/2011 UC Campuses Adopt Best Value Contracting Pilot Program
08/17/2011 Public Or Private, Which One Is It?
08/03/2011 In Default- But Not Dead
07/05/2011 Smart Girls Featured on Cover of Image Magazine
06/22/2011 Contractors: Your Name Could Make the Difference
06/17/2011 Where Do I File My Bid Protest?
06/10/2011 SCCA Magazine- What to do About Cost Escalation?
06/06/2011 Smart Girls Selvaggio and Smith Featured in Daily Journal
06/01/2011 Who’s Holding The Bag When We Are All Holding Hands? Risk Allocation In The Age Of Collaborative Contracting
04/02/2011 Nieves Featured in Pasadena Star News
03/01/2011 2011- A Time for Action
02/02/2011 Cal Green- California Adopts Statewide Green Building Code
01/18/2011 Smarter Than Your Average Bear
01/14/2011 Public Owner Beware: The “Meaning” of Your Dispute Resolution Provisions May Surprise You
01/04/2011 Contractor License Law- The Shield and The Sword
11/15/2010 Don’t Get “Got”- Performance Bond Terms Are Contract Terms Too!
10/20/2010 Looking Out For Number One: Safeguarding Lien Rights When Construction Loans Collapse
10/20/2010 Heads Up! New Mechanic’s Lien Law in Effect 1.1.2011
10/08/2010 Even When You Are Wrong, You May Be Right: Your Stop Notice is Not Necessarily Invalid
09/08/2010 Responsible v. Responsive Bidders: There’s a Big Difference!
08/26/2010 Change Orders Aren’t Free: Guidelines to Getting Paid
10/01/2009 HuntLaw – 2008 Volume – Issue 1
10/01/2009 HuntLaw – 2008 Volume – Issue 2
10/01/2009 HuntLaw – 2009 Volume – Issue 1