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New Cases of Interest - June 30, 2015
Pacific Caisson & Shoring, Inc. v. Bernards Bros. Inc. (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 1246. This was a case in which a subcontractor brought an action against the general contractor to get paid for work performed. The contractor defended by contending that for a portion of the job, the subcontractor was not licensed while performing the work. In fact the subcontractor's license had been suspended for two months by the Contractor's State License Board because of an unsatisfied stipulated judgment which had not been paid or properly reported.
The court of appeal upheld the general contractor's defense, finding that the lack of a license, and the reason there was not a license in place, meant that the subcontractor was not entitled to recover for the work the subcontractor had performed.