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Violante v. Communities SW. Dev. & Constr. Co., E037333

Subcontractor's employee on a public works project cannot sue the prime or general contractor on theories of statutory or contractual liability for the nonpayment of prevailing wages by the subcontractor, the employee's direct employer.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/16/2006
  • Published 04/17/2006



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Herb Fox, Herb Fox, Santa Barbara;  Donahoo & Associates and Richard E. Donahoo, Santa Ana, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, Sandra Rae Benson, Pasadena, Patricia M. Gates and Roberta D. Perkins, Oakland, for Northern California Electrical Construction Industry Labor-Management Cooperative Trust and Work Preservation Fund and Northern California Basic Crafts Alliance Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant Margarito Violante.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mundell, Odlum & Haws and James A. Odlum, San Bernardino, for Defendant and Respondent Yucaipa Valley Acres., Gresham, Savage, Nolan & Tilden, Theodore K. Stream, Riverside, William C. Holzwarth, San Bernardino;  Cox, Castle & Nicholson, John S. Miller, Jr. and Dwayne P. McKenzie Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents Communities Southwest Development and Construction Company and Chapman Heights.
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