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New statute regarding public works claims

Posted in Claims
  A new set of requirements regarding contractor claims submitted on public works projects went in to effect on January 1, 2017. ¬†Public Contract Code section 9204 was adopted pursuant to AB 626, and will require most public agencies to revise their claims procedures. See the link below for a discussion of the new law.… Continue Reading

Court clarifies public works contract claims procedures in relation to government tort claim procedures

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On August 25, 2008, a California appellate court held that compliance with the claims procedures set forth in a public works contract relieves a contractor from the requirement to file a government tort claim prior to filing a lawsuit, unless the contract expressly mandates that a government tort claim also be filed. (Arntz Builders v.… Continue Reading