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Old 12-28-2008, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No Insurance/No Payment

As a sole proprietor concrete contractor, I did quite a bit of work for a company in the Los Angeles area, which they were extremely happy with the work performed. From the beginning of the job it was hard to get paid through a voucher system because they under bid each phase of the project and were always scrambling for money. Ultimately I'd get paid but it took a financial toll on my business. This caused my General Liability policy to lapse for some time and get cancelled. I continued to do more work for them, but agreed to do the rest for material and labor. I now have a new CGL policy, but they are refusing to pay for the last portion of work done because I did not have insurance during part of the year. The contract I signed said I needed to have workers comp and general liability insurance, but did not say anything about non payment for no insurance. Can they keep the balance owing me as retainage and for how long? I think they want to keep it indefinitely. Help!
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This must be an old post, but there are some interesting aspects to the case. First, if you violate the rules of a contract, there could easily be consequences, but those consequences should be also spelled out in the contract... and if they were NOT in the contract as justification for denying remuneration, then they are in violation of the rules of fairness (basically, you cannot be denied remuneration for your work if they did not spell out the penalty for violating the contract and the details that create the violation)... I would think that you could sue in court for the money you were owed. My assumption here is that you were working on real estate, and that you MIGHT be able to file against that real estate... unless it is federal, state or municipally owned which removes it from any action you might bring. But then if the amount is below the state small claims limit, you could bring action cheaply in small claims court or magistrate court. The only alternative is to spend lots of money getting a civil lawyer to file against them. It is up to you to decide whether it is worth probably $20K in legal fees to get a legal decision on this payment.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello there , I think and agree with the boykinmama's view about your case that there is a violation from your side too.You have the option to fight in law and it will take spending money.

Huh? She said nothing about there being a "violation from your side, too"........... and what is "spending money"? Can you spend OTHER money besides "spending money" on an attorney? What does "fight in law" mean?

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