CA Ruling on payment to unlicensed contractors

CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEAL -Civil Procedure-

Claim for return of compensation paid to an unlicensed contractor, as provided by Contractors’ State License Law, is a "contract" claim on which an attachment can issue. Contractor who began work prior to being licensed is not entitled to compensation for work done after being licensed. "Extras" undertaken in furtherance of contract are subject to Contractors’ State License Law, and were properly included in attachment amount where plaintiffs made prima facie showing that contractor was unlicensed when it began work.

Goldstein v. Barak Construction – filed July 8, 2008, Second District,  Div. Eight
    Cite as 2008 SOS 3992 

Sent to CMA by Joseph M. Hanna, Esq.

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