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Construction Law News

Construction law changes all the time.  We stay on top of new developments in California Construction Law while representing contractors and construction clients throughout California.  From our Orange County office, we cover all Southern California cities and counties including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Ventura, Tustin, Santa Ana, Irvine and San Diego. 

As news worthy developments in California Construction Law arise, we review and include some items of interest on this website.

1/22/2013 - Construction attorney, Daniel Phelps, and Ken Baker of Hill International make a joint presentation to the Los Angeles County Bar Association on construction schedule delay claim analysis.

Los Angeles based construction attorney Daniel Phelps and expert witness Ken Baker make a joint presentation on Machiavellian Scheduling – How to Recognize it, How to Handle it, How to Avoid it.  A portion of the print material prepared by Mr. Phelps for the program is available at this link. 

5/2012 - Southern California Contractors Association publishes article on liquidated damages, notice, and delay claim procedures authored by Construction Law Center's lawyer Daniel Phelps.

Southern California Contractors Association publishes article by Construction Law Center's attorney, Daniel Phelps: Liquidated Damages | Contractual Time Extension, Notice, and Delay Claim Procedures

3/29/2012 - California Opinion on Warranty of Plans and Specifications filed

California Opinion on Warranty of Plans and Specifications filed in G. Voskanian Construction, Inc. v. Alhambra USD(2102) 204 Cal. App. 4th 981. Official version available at

10/6/2011 - California Court nails Contractor with liquidated damages after the Contractor fails to follow contractual time extension, notice, and delay claim procedures.

California Opinion on Liquidated Damages and contractual claims procedures filed in Greg Opinski Construction, Inc. v. City of Oakdale (2011) 199 Cal. App. 4th 1107.  Official version available at

Article:  Liquidated Damages | Contractual Time Extension, Notice, and Delay Claim Procedures - An article about the Opinski case, authored by Construction Law Center's construction lawyer, can be viewed by clicking HERE

8/31/2010 - Bid Protest - California Court Slams Irvine Unified School District for the appearance of favoritism in awarding construction contract.

California Opinion on Bid Protest filed in Great West Contractors, Inc. v. Irvine Unified School District(2010) 187 Cal. App. 4th 1425. Official version available at

3/2009 - Engineering Contractors Association publishes article on early completion delay authored by Construction Law Center's lawyer Daniel Phelps. 

Engineering Contractors Association publishes article by Construction Law Center's attorney, Daniel Phelps: Early Completion Delay - Complete the Job Early and Still Recover for Delay.

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