A Simplified Guide to Construction Law

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Craftsman Book Company, Dec 1, 2001 - Architecture - 292 pages

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Contents

Law
3
Statutes Ordinances and Regulations
4
Interpretation of Statutes Ordinances and Regulations
5
Common
6
Appeal
7
Appellate Decisions 9 Changing the Law 10 Advocacy
8
How Law is Made
9
Litigation
12
Warranty and Strict Liability
99
Construction Defects
115
Indemnity
121
Insurance
131
Mechanics Lien
143
Bonds and Bonding
159
Statutes of Limitations
167
Arbitration
175

How ADR Fits
13
Formation and Interpretation of Contracts
15
Changes and Extras
41
Breach of Contract
49
Chapters Torts
67
Fraud and Misrepresentation
89
Affirmative Action and Prevailing Wages
187
Legal Terms
195
Construction Terms
209
Index
283
Mediation
284
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About the author (2001)

James Acret has practiced construction law for over four decades. In his years of service to the construction industry, he has represented numerous contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers and sureties. James was a member of the committee that rewrote the California Mechanics Lien Law in 1969 and is considered the "Dean of Construction Lawyers." He is the author of several legal publications.

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