Construction Law News
Why Contractors Should Have A Well Written Contract
Why Contractors Should Have A Well Written Contract In a recent decision (Woensdregt v. Handyman), the Arizona Court of Appeals (1st division), ruled that when a party seeks an award of attorney’s fees based on contract, rather than A.R.S. § 12-341.01, the Court will enforce the provision according to terms. The Court determined that the…Read More
According to Reports, Lumber Liquidators' Product Emits Dangerous Levels of Formaldehyde.
A recent Sixty Minutes report alleged that Lumber Liquidators’ Product Emits Dangerous Levels of Formaldehyde. Of course Lumber Liquidators is denying the report. If true what does this mean for the end user of the product or even those the flooring contractors who sold and/or installed the product? First, the installers who were injured by…Read More
Do’s & Don'ts: Avoiding Lawsuits and the Registrar of Contractors
If you missed our Do’s & Don’ts: Avoiding Lawsuits and the Registrar of Contractors, seminar with Price Kong, you can still check out our Slide show presentation. [embeddoc url=”https://thomaslawaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Do’s-Don’ts-Avoiding-Lawsuits-and-the-ROC.pptx” download=”all” viewer=”microsoft”]Read More
Forming a New Business?
Forming a new business? Every New Year everyone sets new goals and expectations, sometimes those goals are personal, sometimes professional. If one of your goals is to start that new business or venture, then there are several questions you need to ask. What type of entity is this new venture going to be, a limited…Read More
Do's and Don'ts Getting New Jobs, Getting Paid and Avoiding Lawsuits
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Should I have An Attorney Review This General Contract?
A typical homeowner question: “Should I have An Attorney Review This General Contract?” The simple answer, yes. Given the relative amount of money you may spend having an attorney review your contract with your contractor, could save you thousands down the line. There are nuances in the law, particularity relating to construction contracts, that the…Read More
Arizona Supreme Court Further Interprets Arizona Mechanics' Lien Statute
While not a hot topic to the general public, Arizona Contractors should be aware of Arizona Mechanics’ Lien Statutes and how the Courts modify and interpret them. In a recent decision (Weitz Co LLC v. Heth), the Arizona Supreme Court recently held Arizona’s Mechanics’ lien Statutes, do not preclude equitable subrogation of lien that attached…Read More
Arizona Registrar Of Contractors Recovery Fund
Most Arizona contractors know what the Arizona Registrar Of Contractors Recovery Fund is. Most residential homeowners do not. The Registrar set up the recovery fund to provide financial protection for residential homeowners to compensate them financially for defective workmanship. All licensed residential contractors contribute to the fund. The fund does not accept claims from…Read More
Can I Recover My Attorney's Fees
Can I Recover My Attorney’s Fees? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyh79f9IzpQRead More
Is There A Form For A Mechanic's & Materialmen's Lien?
45.Lien Form by f-thomas As construction starts to ramp up again in the Valley of the Sun, so do the issues associated with collecting on contracts. A great mechanism for contractors and material suppliers to assist in collection of monies is a Mechanic’s & Materialmen’s Lien. A Mechanic’s & Materialmen’s Lien is a great security measure…Read More