Can a project owner sue a contractor for slander of title on the basis that the contractor’s mechanic’s lien lacks merit? The answer is no

Project owners facing mechanic's lien claims they believe lack merit will often threaten to retaliate with a slander of title action against the claimant. But the law generally does not allow a slander claim against a lien claimant, even if the claim lacks merit. In a...

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Have You Given Proper Notice of The Delay? California Appellate Court Permits Assessment of Liquidated Damages Due to Contractor’s Failure To Give Notice of Delay.

In a recent case entitled Greg Opinski Construction v. City of Oakdale, 199 Cal.App.4th 1107 (2011) a California Appellate Court held that when a construction contract requires notice be given as a condition for getting an extension of time and notice is not given,...

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