• Contracts

    Contract Claims against Public Entities are Governed by Claims Statutes

    In City of Stockton v. Superior Court (Civic Partners Stockton, LLC), case no. S139237 (Dec. 3, 2007), the Supreme Court holds that a claim for breach of contract against a public entity is subject to the claims presentation requirements of the Government Code.  (Govt. Code, §§ 905, 945.4.)  And to help keep people from losing sight of that holding, the court endorses “Government Claims Act” as the shorthand name for the claims statutes in place of the commonly used, and traditional, “Tort Claims Act.”