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New York Supreme Court Granted Summary Judgment for Subcontractor Where Contractor Attempted to Utilize Contractual “Pay-When-Paid” Provision to Unreasonably Withhold Payment from Subcontractor

A.E. Rosen Elec. Co. v. Plank, LLC, No. 07862-7, 2019 BL 113951 (Sup. Ct. Mar. 01, 2019) Michelle Beth Rosenberg On March 1, 2019, the Supreme Court of New York, Albany County, granted a subcontractor’s motion for summary judgment on … Continue reading

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Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Contractor Satisfied Conditions Precedent Under Performance Bond

Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. v Guar. Co. of N. Am. USA, 2019 BL 97923 (Colo. App. Mar. 21, 2019). Danielle J. Volpe This construction dispute involved rights and obligations under a performance bond supplied for an office building construction project in … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Owner’s Negligence Cause of Action Against Subcontractor Barred by the Economic Loss Rule

Dur v. Western Branch Diesel, Inc. 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 16237 (4th Cir. July 9, 2007) Following the precedent of the Supreme Court of Virginia in Sensenbreunner v. Rust. Orling & Neale, Architects, Inc., 374 S.E.2d 55 (Va. 1988), the … Continue reading

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Federal District Court In West Virginia Holds Pay-If-Paid Clause No Defense To Miller Act Claim

U.S. ex. rel. Straightline Corp. v. American Casualty Corp. 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50688 (N.D. W.Va 2007) The United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia held that a “pay-if-paid” clause was not a valid defense to … Continue reading

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New Jersey Court Holds Contract Clause Providing for Accrual of Statute of Limitations on Substantial Completion Cannot Be Circumvented By Application of Discovery Rule

Trinity Church v. Atkin 925 A.2d 720, 2007 N.J.Super.LEXIS195 (N,J, Super, App. Div., June 27, 2007) Contractual clauses providing for the date of accrual on construction projects are valid in New Jersey. The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, … Continue reading

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