Category Archives: Licensing

Federal Court in Hawaii Holds that an Unlicensed Subcontractor May Pursue Contract Claims Against Contractor Notwithstanding Statute Precluding Unlicensed Contractors from Recovering in a Civil Action

U.S. Pipelining LLC v. Johnson Controls, Inc., No. 16-00132 HG-RLP, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150767 (D. Haw. Oct. 31, 2016) This action arose out of the renovation of a condominium complex on Maui (Project). Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) was the general contractor … Continue reading

Posted in Licensing, Subcontract | Tagged , , , , ,

Noncompliance with the California Contractor’s License Law Brings Severe Consequences

Ted R. Gropman, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Partner Pacific Caisson & Shoring, Inc. v. Bernards Brothers Inc., 236 Cal. App. 4th 1246 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015) In California, a contractor must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board (Board) in … Continue reading

Posted in Licensing