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What construction defects land builders in court?

More new buildings go up in California than any other place in the United States. They are often built by specialized professionals who adhere closely to industrial guidelines as well as local codes. When there is a problem with builders' or contractors' work, civil court may be the right place to address the issue.

Independent contractors may not be in California

Construction is big business in California, and it is a complicated business everywhere. From foundations to rooftops, from plumbing to interior design, new buildings take an army of workers possessing a wide variety of skills. It is no surprise that most construction work is done by contractors.

New ruling in Los Angeles expands California construction law

Construction is one of California's largest industries, as the state and its municipalities try to stay ahead of an expanding population and more industries drawing workers to the West Coast. The demand for extra residential and commercial space can cause some projects to move too fast or too far, leading to litigation over sites and what can be built there.

Methods for resolving construction disputes

Construction disputes are very common in California. With so much construction occurring throughout the state, there are bound to be issues between the parties on the contract. Whether it's residential or commercial construction, all those involved need to know how to resolve construction disputes. Here are some of the best ways to resolve construction disputes in Orange County.

Explaining the duties of the construction manager

Construction managers are an important part of the construction industry. They are responsible for a host of different things, including ensuring that all of the workers on the site are donning the proper safety gear and following all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Today, we will take a look at the responsibilities of the construction manager on construction sites throughout Orange County.

Demolition of Santa Monica Boulevard building to continue

The demolition of a building on Santa Monica Boulevard will continue after an appeals court rejected efforts to halt it. An appeal was filed by the Los Angeles Conservancy to halt the demolition of the building, which is located at 9080 Santa Monica Boulevard. The appeal was filed in response to a lawsuit that was filed to halt the demolition and subsequently rejected.

An explanation of legal liability in construction defects

Construction defects are more common than people think. There are times where they are found immediately and then there are times where they are found years after the construction has been completed. Some are very noticeable, while others are difficult to spot. Either way, construction defects are a problem. Today, we will take a look at legal liability in construction defects.

San Clemente and a homeowners association seek to bar toll road

A homeowners association and the city of San Clemente have initiated two lawsuits against the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) in an attempt to halt the creation of a toll road that would cut through the center of the town. In response to the litigation, at a board meeting held on Aug. 10, the TCA voted to defend against the litigation -- stating that it has the right to move forward with the project.

California Supreme Court rules in closely watched seawall case

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court handed down a decision in a closely watched case examining whether landowners who oppose building permit conditions but proceed with their project can later challenge these conditions in court.

What exactly is a mechanics lien and how can it help my business? -- II

In our last post, we began discussing how building outfits that provide requested services and suppliers that fill material orders have the option of filing a mechanics lien when the general contractor overseeing a particular project fails to remit payment.

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