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When a licensed contractor fails to meet the Registrar of Contractor’s workmanship standards, a homeowner may file a Complaint with the Registrar of Contractors. The Registrar will have one of its inspectors inspect the work and if he agrees that the work is inadequate, a Corrective Work Order will be issued. The Contractor can either &hellip Read More
A quiet title action seeks a judicial determination regarding the validity of adverse claims to title over a disputed real property. A.R.S. §12-1101 et seq. A quiet title action is generally brought when a person, entity or governmental body claims an interest in real property which is adverse to the interest of another. Typically, rather &hel Read More
Did you know you can waive the legal obligation to mitigate damages under a personal guaranty or security agreement? According to the Arizona Court of Appeals you can. Pi’Ikea, LLC v. Williamson, 234 Ariz. 284, 321 P.3d 449, 451 (Ct. App. 2014). A basic principle of the law of damages is that one who claims … Read More
Recently, the Arizona Court of Appeals made clear that Arizona’s Prompt Payment Act does not extend to architects, engineers and other (non-contractor) professionals who may be involved in a construction project. RSP Architects, Ltd. v. Five Star Development Resort Communities, LLC, 306 P.3d 93 (2013). RSP Architects sued Five Star Development Read More
Often times business owners and employees are presented with the issue of whether or not a non-compete agreement is enforceable. This can be a tricky question to answer and can lead to much headache and hefty legal bills no matter what side of the fence you are on. There are two basic categories of non-compete … Read More