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Category Archives: Quantum Meruit
A Contractor That Intentionally and Materially Breaches Its Contract Is Not Precluded From Recovery Under Quantum Meruit; Massachusetts Supreme Court Overrules Century-Old Precedent Strictly Barring Such Relief
G4S Tech. LLC v. Mass. Tech. Park Corp., 2018 Mass. Lexis 357 (June 13, 2018) A state development agency (the “Agency”), received state and federal funding to build a 1,200-mile fiber optic network. It contracted with G4S Technology LLC (“G4S”) … Continue reading
Illinois Appellate Court Attempts to Draw the Line Between Contract and Quasi-Contract; Holds That Quantum Meruit Is Only Available Where Disputed Work is Outside the “General Subject Matter” of the Contract
Archon Construction Co. v. U.S. Shelter, LLC, 2017 Ill. App. LEXIS 197 (March 31, 2017) U.S. Shelter, LLC, a developer, undertook to develop a new residential subdivision in Elgin, Illinois. As part of that project, U.S. Shelter retained Archon Construction Company, Inc. … Continue reading
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Contractor May Recover in Quantum Meruit Where Home Improvement Contract Does Not Satisfy Statutory Requirements for Enforcement
Shafer Elec. & Constr. v. Mantia, 2014 Pa. LEXIS 1766 (Pa. July 21, 2014) Homeowners Raymond and Donna Mantia contracted Shafer Electric & Construction (“Shafer”) to build a two-car garage addition onto their house. Shafer’s proposal was extremely detailed as … Continue reading