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Divistion 3 Obligations. Part 4 Obligations Arising From A Particular Transaction. Affidavit.   

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Chapter 4 Stop Notice For Public Work. Article 3 Conditions To Service Of Stop Notice.

If the claimant desires to contest the original contractor's affidavit and demand for release, he shall, within the time allowed, serve upon the public entity a counteraffidavit alleging the details of his claim and shall also set forth in detail the specific basis upon which he contests or rebuts the allegations of the original contractor's affidavit, together with proof of service of a copy of such counteraffidavit upon the original contractor. If no such counteraffidavit with proof of service is served upon the public entity within the time allowed, then the public entity shall forthwith release the money or bonds, or such portion thereof as has been demanded by such affidavit, without further notice to the claimant, and the public entity shall not be liable in any manner for making such release. The public entity shall not be responsible for the validity of the affidavit or counteraffidavit.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1362, Sec. 2.)