Under Construction - July 2008

In this edition of Under Construction, we will discuss three current issues about which contractors and others in the construction industry should be aware. First, potential harsh penalties in the state of California make it imperative that California contractors ensure they are properly licensed at all times. We will address the narrow exception, and what this means. Second, we will discuss whether or not arbitration clauses preclude administrative complaints, based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court case. Finally, we will address a very recent decision by the Nevada Supreme Court that pay-if-paid clauses are unenforceable. These topics can serve as a reference to provide awareness of legal updates in the construction industry throughout our regional practice area.

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