Licensed California Contractor using an Unregistered DBA is Not Barred from Collecting Compensation

California Business and Professions Code section 7031(a) “bars all actions, however they are characterized, which effectively seek 'compensation' for illegal unlicensed contract work.” Here, a licensed California contractor who was doing business under an unregistered fictitious business name sued to foreclose on a mechanic's lien. Held: because the contractor held a valid license, he was not barred by B&P 7031(a) from recovery. [Advance sheet courtesy of]
Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
(310) 286-2000

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