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California Court of Appeal

Great W. Contractors, Inc. v. WSS Indus. Constr., Inc., B191662

In an action wherein a subcontractor sued a general contractor to recover work performed under a construction service agreement, denial of general contractor's motion for non-suit is reversed and remanded where: 1) the subcontractor was unlicensed during a period in which it performed services that could only be performed by a licensed contractor; and 2) the subcontractor was unable to meet the threshold requirement to invoke the statutory exception of substantial compliance with the Construction Servicing Licensing Law, as it was never licensed as a state contractor prior to beginning performance.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/28/2008
  • Published 04/28/2008


  • COOPER, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Pitre & Teunisse, Inc., Carole M. Pitre and Patricia A. Teunisse, San Dimas, for Appellant Great West Contractors, Inc., Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Edward D. Lodgen and Laura P. Nash, Los Angeles, for Appellant Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland.

  • For Appellees:
  • Hunter, Molloy & Salcido, John Logan Hunter and David A. Delgado, Los Angeles, for Respondent WSS Industrial Construction, Inc.
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