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Court of Federal Claims Holds Contract Term Prescribing Adjustment for Variances Does Not Bar Claim for Breach of Contract Based on Negligent Estimates

Ravens Group, Inc. v. United States 2013 U.S. Claims LEXIS 979 (Fed. Cl. 2013) This action arose out of a contractor’s claim for additional compensation for unanticipated work. The U.S. Army (the “Government”) solicited private contractors to provide the maintenance … Continue reading

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Oregon Court of Appeals Holds General Contractor Cannot Offset Costs of Repairing Subcontractor’s Defective Work After Subcontractor Is Terminated “For Convenience” Without an Opportunity to Cure

Shelter Prods. v. Steelwood Constr., Inc. 307 P.3d 449 (Or. Ct. App. 2013) This action arose from a payment dispute between a general contractor, Catamount Constructors, Inc. (“Catamount”), and one of its subcontractors, Steelwood Construction, Inc. (“Steelwood”). Catamount contracted with … Continue reading

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Texas Appeals Court Reverses Jury Verdict for Owner, Holding Owner’s Repair of Allegedly Defective Expansion Joint Without Allowing Contractor to Inspect for Conformity to Design Constituted Spoliation

Miner Dederick Constr., LLP v. Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corp. 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 4589 (Tex. App. April 11, 2013) Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation (“Gulf”) hired Miner Dederick Construction, LLP (“Miner”) in May 2005 to construct an addition to … Continue reading

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Connecticut Superior Court Affirms Judgment for Contractor on Claim for Extra Work, Holds Substantial Compliance Satisfies Notice Requirement and Approves Damages Calculated on Variants of the Total Cost Method and Eichleay Formula

Paragon Constr. Co. v. Dep’t of Pub. Works 2013 Conn. Super LEXIS 789 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2013) The Connecticut Department of Public Works and the Connecticut Department of Corrections (collectively “the State”) solicited bids for the renovation of a correctional … Continue reading

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Superior Court of Pennsylvania Holds Award of Prejudgment Interest on Damages for Breach of Contract is Discretionary in Most Circumstances

Cresci Constr. Servs., Inc. v. Martin 2013 Pa. Super. LEXIS 154 (Pa. Super. Ct. Mar. 28, 2013) Martin hired Cresci to build a home in exchange for $184,730. The Contract included a liquidated damages clause that applied if Martin canceled … Continue reading

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