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Congratulations to Maria Plumtree & Nick Brunner on Successfully Defending a Contractor Against the CSLB!

Successful Defense of a Contractor Against the CSLB Plumtree & Associates LLP is proud to announce that attorneys Maria Plumtree & Nick Brunner successfully defended a licensed contractor corporation against the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) in an administrative hearing (Accusation) wherein the CSLB, represented by the Attorney General, sought: A complete revocation of […]

Courts Agree! Disgorgement Has A 1 Year Statute of Limitations!

Disgorgement is when an unlicensed contractor is forced to pay all compensation the unlicensed contractor received from the property owner, back to the property owner. However, the time limit to file a claim for disgorgement was never clearly established until the Court’s decision in Eisenberg Village of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging […]

The Substantial Compliance Lifeline for YOUR CSLB License

Many contractors know that they have a few legal lifelines for safety as they walk the narrow path along the ledge between survival and failure. Yet, the strength of these legal lifelines has rarely been tested for reliability in recent years until now. In the recent court of appeal case, C.W. Johnson & Sons, Inc. […]

Subcontractor Wins In Important Payment Related Court Ruling!

In a recent victory for California subcontractors, the Appellate Court in Crosno v. Travelers clarified the limitations of “pay-when-paid” clauses in public works projects involving payment bonds. Crosno involved a “pay-when-paid” provision in a contract between a general contractor and subcontractor. The clause stated that the general contractor would pay the subcontractor within a reasonable time of receiving […]

CALPASC | 20th Anniversary Celebration!

CALPASC ~ California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors On November 7th, 2019, almost 100 members celebrated 20 years of CALPASC at the Pechanga Resort in Temecula! The night was filled laughter and fond memories. As the founders of CALPASC spoke, they each had a smile on their face, as they reminisced over the last two […]

Lien Early And Lose Your Lien Rights!!

WARNING:  California Appellate Court Confirms – Lien Early And Lose Your Lien Rights!! As many California contractors know, one of the strongest remedies to secure non-payment for work performed is the constitutionally guaranteed right to record a mechanics lien on the work of improvement. One of the crucial factors in successfully enforcing a mechanics lien […]

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