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  • The Construction Litigation Process for Contractors

    As a contractor, one of the most difficult setbacks you can face is litigation. Having a lawsuit filed against you is frustrating and time-consuming, no matter the reason for the lawsuit. That is why you need an experienced, knowledgeable, and efficient Phoenix construction litigation attorney if you find yourself facing litigation. Schern Richardson Finter Decker, PLC defends contractors in ...
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  • ROC Revamps Complaint Process

    Arizona's Registrar of Contractors (ROC) announced a new Complaint process that should result in improvements for most Arizona contractors. The new policy reflects sweeping changes to the ROC's handling of complaints. Complaints will no longer be "complainant driven", and instead the ROC will be determining what complaints merit further regulatory attention and the possibility of license ...
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  • ROC'S REVAMPED HEARING PROCEDURE MEANS CHANGE FOR CONTRACTORS

    Pending changes at the Registrar of Contractors are set to significantly alter administrative hearings - and could lead to more suspensions and revocations. For years, the ROC’s process forced complainants to carry their own burden of proof. At hearings, contractors without legal representation were at least placed on a level playing field with complainants. That could be about to change. The ...
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  • ROC MAY NO LONGER PROVIDE PRE-APPLICATION LICENSE REVIEWS

    The Registrar of Contractors Licensing Department will apparently no longer be providing prospective applicants with pre-license application reviews. The pre-application reviews permitted those interested in obtaining a license with a helpful forecast of issues they would face if formally applying for a license. With pre-application reviews now off the table, it is even more important for ...
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  • Sullivan v. Pulte - ARIZONA SUPREME COURT PERMITS MORE CLAIMS AGAINST CONTRACTORS

    ARIZONA SUPREME COURT PERMITS MORE CLAIMS AGAINST CONTRACTORS August 2013 - In an opinion released last week, the Arizona Supreme Court expanded the types of claims that homeowners may bring against contractors for construction defects. In Sullivan v. Pulte Home Corporation, the Supreme Court limited application of the Economic Loss Rule to cases where homeowners have a contract directly with the ...
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