Access to records and information pertaining to public records is "a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state," which they can enforce through the California Public Records Act request process... Continue reading
Public entities are conferred statutory immunity for design of roadways if the plan or design: (1) is alleged to have caused the subject accident, (2) was approved prior to construction by an employee with discretionary authority or... Continue reading
It is common for a contractor to retain a small percentage of payments to a subcontractor as protection against non-performance and potential liens. If the subcontractor does not perform or asserts a lien, the contractor has funds to complete the project or make payment... Continue reading
Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions ("CC&R's") usually protect condominium associations and impose restrictions. However, the CC&R's in Branches Neighborhood Corp. v. CalAtlantic Group, Inc. (2018) 26 Cal.App.5th 743 took the condominium association by surprise... Continue reading
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