California Civil Procedure Series – How to File Suit

As an attorney in multiple states (California and Louisiana) there are many overlapping rules and theory of law that are transferable from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. However, there are many local and state wide idiosyncrasies that are not necessarily taught in law school or not easily attainable for pro se or pro per litigants. This post has some helpful […]

California Civil Procedure Series – Litigation Tips

As an attorney in multiple states (California and Louisiana) there are many overlapping rules and theory of law that are transferable from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. However, there are many local and state wide idiosyncrasies that are not necessarily taught in law school or not easily attainable for pro se or pro per litigants. I felt it appropriate to […]

Your Mechanics Lien Resource Treasure Trove

Mechanics Liens used to be a cornerstone topic on this blog; meaning I would write an article about filings, foreclosing and/or litigating a mechanics lien quite frequently. In fact, over the years I sort of consider myself a "lien guy."  Insofar as construction law goes, mechanic lien and state or federal bond claims has sort […]

Why You Should Lien First (and Ask Questions Later) in Virginia

Christopher Hill is a LEED AP and construction lawyer in Richmond, VA.  He is a member of Virginia’s Legal Elite in Construction Law and authors the Construction Law Musings blog.  You can also follow him on Twitter at  @constructionlaw. First of all, thanks to Scott for allowing me the forum to guest post here at […]

Great Avvo Legal Guide Available With Information on Florida Lien Laws

Florida attorney Neal Ian Sklar just this week published a really informative Legal Guide about Florida Construction Liens over at the lawyer rating website, Avvo.com. The guide starts out by identifying the "dual purpose" of Florida's construction lien statutes. While the author is speaking about Florida law only, the "dual purpose" breakdown is really applicable […]

Will Your Insurance Company Cover Illnesses Associated With Chinese Drywall?

This article was written by Chris Wilson. Thousands of people across the country have purchased new homes that contain Chinese Drywall. Unfortunately, the result has been devastating financial and health problems. People living with Chinese drywall have had a number of health effects such as breathing difficulties, coughing, acne, asthma attacks, bloody nose, dizziness, irritated […]