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Notarizations in California During COVID-19

During this pandemic, many clients are wondering what accommodations are being made for the notarization of important documents such as real estate records, bonds, releases and indemnity agreements. California law requires that certain documents, such as powers of attorney, or…
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Contractors and Sureties Beware – New Force Majeure Clauses in Public Works Contracting are Here

With the progression of COVID-19, public works contractors and their sureties have been focusing on the impacts of the Pandemic, with particular attention to Force Majeure issues.  Essentially, the analysis has been tailored to whether the Pandemic would be grounds…
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Industry Alert! Court of Appeals Rules “Pay When Paid” Not a Defense for Payment Bond Surety

In a very important reported case handed down by a California Appeals Court on April 17, 2020, Crosno Construction v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, (2020 WL 1899278) the Court held that denying a public works payment bond claim by the surety…
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Michael Murray is NACM Webinar Speaker: California Lien Waivers, Intentionally & Unintentionally Releasing Your Rights
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What You Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act & Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
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Lanak & Hanna Essential Workforce Operations During COVID-19 Shut Down
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Top COVID-19 Issues Facing the Construction Industry
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L&H Prevails at Trial on Behalf of Surety
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Featured L&H Attorney: Thomas Padian
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Blockchain Technology is Coming to the Construction and Infrastructure Industry
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How to File a Bid Protest
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IP, Transactional Services, and More
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L&H Expertise on Display Nationwide
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OSHA Alert: Court Upholds OSHA Penalties for Protective Footwear in Warehouse
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Important New Employer Laws Go Into Effect Jan. 1
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Protecting Your Mechanic’s Lien Rights When the Owner Files for Bankruptcy
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Successfully Negotiating a Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment by the DLSE
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Enforcing a Broken Promise: Getting a bid honored
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L&H Helps Launch the California Construction Institute
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L&H Handles Much More Than Litigation
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Lanak & Hanna Team Does Part to Help End Hunger in Orange County
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The Critical Importance of Digital Marketing in the Age of Information
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Court Allows Public Entity to Unilaterally Remove and Replace Subcontractor Under Subcontractor Listing Law
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Corporate Formalities: Are They Necessary?
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Drafting or Reviewing Enforceable Construction Contracts that Will be Performed
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L&H Collections Department Gets Notable Win
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Largest Wage Theft Violation in California Leads to $12 Million Fine
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Court of Appeals Distinguishes “Design” from “Performance” Specs
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Release Bonds: What Are They Good For?
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Succession Planning: Is Your Business Prepared for a Smooth Transition?
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L&H Defeats Challenge to Contractor Defamation Action and Obtains Favorable Judgment
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Don’t Fall Behind: Maintaining Corporate Formalities
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California Supreme Court Helps Yelp: What to do about Negative Online Reviews
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Supreme Court Weighs in on Employee vs. Independent Contractor Debate
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California High Court Finds Contractor Liable for Penalties Where Retention Withheld for Unrelated Dispute
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Union, Open Shop, or Both? Overview of Double-Breasted Operations
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Keys to Getting Paid on Extras Claims: Documentation
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2018 Construction Law Round-Up
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How Creditors Can Stay in the Game when a Debtor Changes Their Name
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Statutory Penalties for Failure to Make Prompt Payment for Work Done
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What are transactional legal services?
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Conflict of Interest–Contractors Beware
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Legislature Simplifies Contractor Claims Against Public Owners
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Weed in the Workplace
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How Contractual Indemnity/Hold Harmless Agreements Work (In Theory)
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The Importance of Contracts
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Court Alters Bidding Landscape
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What is Probate?
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Navigating a Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment on a Public Works Project
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DIR, Labor Commissioner Launch Online System for Reporting Labor Law Violations