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BALDWIN BUILDERS v. COAST PLASTERING CORP., D043422

A unilateral attorney fee clause included in an indemnity agreement, which provides for the recovery of attorney fees incurred in enforcing the agreement between a general contractor and a subcontractor, is subject to the reciprocity principles in Civil Code section 1717(a).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/21/2005
  • Published 01/21/2005

Judges

  • McINTYRE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Gatzke Dillon & Ballance, Stephen Francis Tee, Mark J. Dillon, Carlsbad, and Anne B. Browne for Cross-complainants and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Campbell, Volk & Lauter, Campbell, Souhrada & Volk, Ronald J. Lauter, San Diego, Nannette Souhrada and Michael M. Freeland for Cross-defendant and Respondent Coast Plastering Corporation., Parker Stanbury and Timothy D. Lucas, Los Angeles, for Cross-defendant and Respondent T & M Framing, Inc.
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