• 2012 California Construction Law Update
  • March 11, 2013
  • Law Firm: Peckar Abramson A Professional Corporation - River Edge Office
  • In 2012, a number of decisions were handed down by the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and California’s appellate courts which will have an impact on contractors, owners and developers. We saw the courts affirm their long-standing support of private alternative dispute resolution procedures and statutory mandated pre-litigation procedures in construction defects cases, and affirming the near sanctity of California’s Constitutional mechanic’s lien right. Others set new ground with regard to the False Claims Act (“FCA”) and penalties against unlicensed contractors.