2009 California Civil Code - Section 3171 :: Article 6. Release Of Stop Notice Or Bonded Stop NoticeCIVIL CODE
3171. If the owner, construction lender or any original contractor or subcontractor disputes the correctness or validity of any stop notice or bonded stop notice, he may file with the person upon whom such notice was served a bond executed by good and sufficient sureties in a penal sum equal to 1 1/4 times the amount stated in such notice, conditioned for the payment of any sum not exceeding the penal obligation of the bond which the claimant may recover on the claim, together with his costs of suit in the action, if he recovers therein. Upon the filing of such bond, the funds withheld to respond to the stop notice or bonded stop notice shall forthwith be released.
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