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What can you do when construction isn't constructive?

Regardless of why you hired a contractor, you likely have certain expectations. You probably plan to have the work completed by the date you agreed on, receive the materials you chose and trust that your contractor will perform the work according to manufacturer specifications.

What are the steps involved in starting a new business?

California is one of the best places in the world to start a new business. While the tech giants of Silicon Valley are stellar examples, businesses in other industries too have thrived in the Golden State. This startup boom can be attributed to factors such as California's business-friendly laws and the availability of knowledgeable resources, but at the same time, one cannot ignore the fact that California business owners themselves have put in enormous efforts to ensure the growth and sustenance of their businesses.

The Inner Workings of the Mechanics' Lien

If you've ever had a mechanics' lien placed on your property you know that it has nothing to do with your car or the mechanic that you use for auto repairs. But if you've never heard much about this particular legal maneuver, you'll agree with most of the people who find themselves in a similar position: the name is what makes the mechanics' lien so confusing; they are actually most often used by subcontractors and suppliers. It's a legal claim against a property that has been improved or remodeled in some way.

How Does Mutual Mistake Lead to Revocation of a Contract?

In reference to contract law, the "mutual mistake" is a defense that can be raised by individuals who wish to avoid their contractual obligations. This type of defense claims that both parties involved in the contract based their agreement to the terms on a mistaken assumption or false information. In the mutual assumption defense, a party claims that having entered into the contract with inaccurate assumptions in place makes the contract is void.

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