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Pay If Paid Clauses in California

Mechanics lien questionsIn many states, courts are required to determine whether a pay if paid, or pay when paid contract clause functions as a risk-shifting clause, or merely a timing mechanism. This can be a tough challenge. Fortunately, pay if paid clauses…

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Lien Law Alert: New California Case Law Update


A recent decision out of a California appellate court upholds the California lien law standard by which a mechanics lien is valued by the lesser of the contract amount or the value of the work performed. Logically this makes sense, but the Appel…

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