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Appeals Court Opinion: Contractor May Withhold Retention Only When Dispute Relates to Retention ItselfThe Court of Appeal for the Second District (which includes Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties) recently held that a contractor may withhold…
Lanak & Hanna
April 21, 2016
legislation

New Law Cracks Down on Unlicensed Contractors

Contractors advertising on Craigslist, beware. The State of California is coming after you. In September, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 315 into law. SB 315 makes several key revisions to the Business and Professions Code as it pertains to licensure for…
Colin McCarthy
April 13, 2016
legal-terms-laws

Bid Bond and Withdrawl of Bid

Does the Bid Bond Call for a Forfeiture or Payment of Damages?We all know that the bid bond guarantees that the principal will sign the contract and provide the required performance and payment bonds, insurance policies and other contract documents.…
Frank Lanak
November 26, 2014
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