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CAUTION WHEN ENTERING INTO LEASE-LEASEBACK CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Contractors who have entered into lease leaseback arrangements with local school districts need to review their agreements in light of the California Fifth District Court of Appeals recent ruling in Davis v. Fresno Unified School District which was decided on June 1, 2015.

Appellate Court Affirms that Oral Agreement for Home Improvement Project May Be Enforced Against "Sophisticated Homeowner" Notwithstanding Business & Professions Code Requirement that All Home Improvement Contracts Be in Writing

Business and Professions Code section 7159 governs contracts for home improvement projects (which exceed $500), and provides heightened requirements for same, including a requirement that all contracts for these projects be in writing.

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