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  • Contractors and Subcontractors Should Register with DIR
    General contractors and subcontractors who perform work on public works projects or public – private projects which are subject to California's prevailing wage laws should register with the California Department of Industrial Relations lest they be ...
    Posted By Walnut Creek Attorney
  • Economic Loss Rule Applied to Shield Design Professional from Liability
    A civil engineering firm who reviewed and approved a concrete mix design was held to be not liable for the resulting bad concrete which, in turn, prompted the destruction and replacement of a travel lift pier. The Second Appellate District's opinion in ...
    Posted By Walnut Creek Attorney
  • A Formal Demand for Arbitration No Longer Necessary for Parties Seeking a Court Order to Compel Arbitration
    For most general contractors, subcontractors, consultants and design professionals, arbitration clauses in construction contracts are common and familiar provisions that typically require all disputes under these agreements to be submitted to arbitration ...
    Posted By Walnut Creek Attorney
  • Year in Review
    2014 marks another great year for Poole & Shaffery. From resolving cases early on through effective motion practice to winning appeals, Poole & Shaffery has once again obtained successful results for our clients. Below is a highlight of just some of our ...
    Posted By Los Angeles Attorney
  • The General Verdict Rule: Liability Under Any Theory
    Courts presume that a jury is competent to detect inadequacy of proof (factual insufficiency) when rendering a verdict, but that jurors are incapable of determining incorrect application or theories of law (legal error). As such, in the instance that a ...
    Posted By Los Angeles Attorney