In This Issue:

- Ground Control, LLC v. Capsco Industries, Inc., et. al.: Opening the Door to Claims by Unlicensed Contractors in Mississippi

- 2013 Alabama Sales and Use Tax Legislation

- General Conditions Not Lienable in Georgia

- Guns-to-Work Bill Passed in Alabama

- Case Summary of Pulte Home Corp. v. Vermillion Homeowners Association

- Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z

- 2013 Alabama AGC Chapter-Wide Convention

- CLE Panel Discussion on Litigating Economic Loss Rule in Florida

- BP Claims Action Settlement Update *Deadline - April 22, 2014*

- Excerpt from Ground Control, LLC v. Capsco Industries, Inc., et. al.: Opening the Door to Claims by Unlicensed Contractors in Mississippi:

The Mississippi Supreme Court, in a case of first impression, recently addressed claims for non-payment by contractors performing work in the state in violation of Miss. Code Ann. Section 31-3-15, which requires contractors performing work to be licensed with the Mississippi State Board of Contractors. Specifically, in Ground Control, LLC v. Capsco Industries, Inc.,, the Supreme Court held that an unlicensed 2nd tier subcontractor may bring claims against a 1st tier subcontractor with which it contracted for unjust enrichment and quantum meruit, for its actual costs, at least where both parties to the contract were unlicensed, and were aware of the sub-subcontractor’s failure to comply with licensing under Section 31-3-15.

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