WILL THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY FACE CIVIL SUITS?

EXPECT CIVIL LAWSUIT CHALLENGES AGAINST THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY. (Summary of an article written by Josh Heinlein and Jacob Ayres, 7/28/2017.). Although selling marijuana is legal in several states; but, still illegal under federal law, a recent appellate decision may give rise to civil lawsuits against people in the cannabis industry. In Safe Streets Alliance v. Hickenlooper, 859 F.3d 865 (10th Cir. June 7, 2017), Read More

RESEARCH YOUR CONTRACTOR

Verify with the Contractor's State License Board that a potential contractor you want to hire is licensed. Faulty work by an unlicensed contractor will never be covered by insurance. However, if someone deceives you into into believing that they are licensed, all is not lost. In California, a contractor must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board in order to lawfully perform construction operations. The Read More

WHAT EVERY CONTRACTOR NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MEDIATION

The below article was authored by Pepper Hamilton LP, a multi-state law firm. The article sums up very well the essential basics of mediation. A generation ago, mediation of construction disputes was unusual. Today, it is rare that a construction claim goes to trial without some effort at mediation first. Indeed, a substantial percentage of construction contracts require mediation as a precondition to filing suit or Read More

WHAT CONTRACTORS NEED TO KNOW UNDER THE CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT

The California Right to Repair Act, commonly known as SB800 is a bill that became effective as of January 1, 2003 establishing a mandatory procedure that must be used by homeowners who have construction defect claims against the builder, subcontractor, product manufacturer or design professional of a new construction (for the purpose of this article, let’s refer to all parties on the side of the construction as Read More