Unlicensed Contractor Shoots for the Stars . . . Sputters on Takeoff

September 20, 2017
Garret Murai - California Construction Law Blog

Elon Musk . . .

Eccentric engineer.

Technology billionaire.

And, now, litigation bad ass.

Frequent readers of the California Construction Law Blog know that we’ve talked about the importance of being properly licensed when doing construction work and the risks to you if you don’t.

One California contractor recently found this out the hard way.

In Phoenix Mechanical Pipeline, Inc. v. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., California Court of Appeals for the Second District, Case No. B269186 (June 13, 2017), contractor Phoenix Mechanical Pipeline, Inc. (Phoenix) lost its boosters . . . err britches . . when it sued Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (Space X) due to its failure to have a California contractor’s license.

Mr. Murai may be contacted at gmurai@wendel.com


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