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Subcontractor Legal Defense Fund Podcast Spotlight: Oklahoma


The American Subcontractors Association is unique in the support and management of its Subcontractor Legal Defense Fund, devoted to protecting the rights of subcontractors in appellate court cases across the country. Each year, courts across the country hand down hundreds of decisions on federal and state laws that apply to subcontractors' businesses. Many of the decisions impacting subcontractors interpret the contract provisions of subcontract agreements—provisions like pay-if-paid, hold-harmless, duty-to-defend, and no-damages-for-delay. These decisions are precedent-setting and carry significance for subcontractors across state lines.

In this podcast, we highlight a critical case before the Oklahoma Supreme Court this year. The case involves a subcontractor who had its lien rights waived by a contractor without the subcontractor’s knowledge or consent. Joining us to discuss the case and the importance of the SLDF today are Tami Hasselwander, Executive Director of our ASA Oklahoma Chapter and the attorney who handled the case on behalf of the SLDF, David Walls, Founder of the David A. Walls PLLC law firm in Oklahoma City.