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The Year 2010 In Review: Contractor Licensing

This article is the second in a series summarizing construction law developments for 2010. By Candace Matson, Harold Hamersmith & Helen Lauderdale 1. Loranger v. Jones, 184 Cal. App. 4th 847 (3d Dist. May 2010) Jones, a licensed contractor, had a workers’ compensation policy covering his employees. Jones unknowingly used an unlicensed subcontractor and knowingly permitted … Continue Reading

Construction Manager Not Required To Be Licensed Pursuant To The Contractors’ State License Law

The Fifth Day, LLC v. James P. Bolotin, et al., ___ Cal.App.4th ___(March 27, 2009, No KC047712) By Jon E. Maki & Bram Hanono The California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District determined that an entity which provided construction management services to a private owner developing commercial real property was not required to be … Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Clarifies That A Contractor Cannot Recover Any Compensation For Work Performed That Requires A Contractor’s License Unless The Contractor Was Licensed At All Times During The Performance Of The Work

MW Erectors, Inc. v. Niederhauser Ornamental and Metal Works Co., 30 Cal. Rptr. 3d 755 (2005) The California Supreme Court has clarified the rules under California Business & Professions Code section 7031 regarding an unlicensed contractor’s ability to recover compensation for performance of work which requires a contractor’s license.… Continue Reading
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