Flintco Pacific, Inc. v. TEC Management Consultants, Inc.

The trial court properly denied a general contractor’s promissory estoppel claim as the general could not show it reasonably relied on the defendant subcontractor’s bid price while seeking to renegotiate the accompanying conditions to the sub’s bid.  Substantial evidence supported the trial court’s finding that a general contractor did not reasonably rely on a subcontractor’s…

Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing, Inc.

An insurer that was assigned its insured’s claim against its subcontractor could continue the suit in the insured’s name under CCP 368.5 after the assignment, but could not use that procedural convenience to avoid liability for the subcontractor’s attorney fees when it lost.  In multi-party construction defect litigation, Hearn, the general contractor, settled with the…

Blois Construction, Inc. v. FCI/Fluor/Parsons

When the public entity owner stopped deducting retention amounts midway through a project but did not pay the prime contractor retention amounts already withheld, prime contractor was not required to pay subcontractors retention amounts it had previously withheld.  Under Pub. Contract Code 7107, a prime contractor must pay to subcontractors retention amounts kept by the…