Contractors Win One
By Andrew Carlton
Industry Alert: Making it Easier to Serve 20-Day Preliminary Notices
By Edward Alberola & Andrew Carlton
The Tools Available to Contractors for Recovery of Attorney's Fees, Published in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, January 2012, By Andrew Carlton
No right for architect to pursue claim for equitable indemnity against general contractor where no basis for tort liability exists against the proposed general contractor/indemnitor.
A contractor may recover attorneys' fees under an attorneys' fees clause contained in a performance bond, despite the absence of an attorney's fees clause in the parties' contract.
So long as the information provided in a Preliminary 20-day Notice is obtained from a sufficiently reliable source, such as from the owner, a contractor need not investigate extraneous sources to verify said information.
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Saddleback District Ordered to Pay $2 Million to Contractor
By Scott Martindale (Andrew Carlton Client Case)