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Homeowner Liability

Author: LegalEase Solutions QUESTION PRESENTED  What must the Contractor show in order to recover the costs of constructing the house and daily change orders during the construction of the house from the homeowner?  SHORT ANSWER The general law is that the contractor is entitled to recover the costs if he proves complete or full performance … Continue reading “Homeowner Liability”

Lien Rights of Subcontractors in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina and Washington

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Introduction Our client, who is a subcontractor, provides commercial construction and renovation services to general contractors. He would like to ensure that the work he performs under a contract to the general contractor is protected in the event of the contractor’s non-payment. The client requires research on the statutes governing the lien … Continue reading “Lien Rights of Subcontractors in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina and Washington”

Independent Contractor v. Employee under Michigan Law

Author: LegalEase Solutions QUESTIONS PRESENTED Whether a contractor engaged to restructure and renovate a certain building qualifies as an employee or independent contractor? SHORT ANSWERS The Contractor qualifies as an Independent Contractor and not an employee. Whether a contractor engaged to do piece work is an employee or independent contractor would depend, among other factors, … Continue reading “Independent Contractor v. Employee under Michigan Law”

Research on Good-Faith Determination of Settlement Under California Law

Author: LegalEase Solutions Introduction Client, a subcontractor, along with other subcontractors, was hired by a general contractor to build a hospital on Winnebego tribal territory.  The tribe sued the contractors for taxes due on the construction revenues. The general contractor then sued the subcontractors. Client had a contractual indemnity agreement with the general contractor, and … Continue reading “Research on Good-Faith Determination of Settlement Under California Law”

Contractor’s Ability to Sue a Public Agency Under California Law

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Questions Presented Can a California Contractor sue a public agency for lost profits? What damages can a California contractor claim from a public agency? Short Answers No, a California Contractor cannot sue a public agency for ‘lost profits’. The California contractor can bring an action against a public agency for promissory estoppel … Continue reading “Contractor’s Ability to Sue a Public Agency Under California Law”