Spearin part one has been executed and now the city, the GC, and the substandard supplier are now piled together in one lawsuit. Spearin part deux seems to be a possibility with the architect who failed to correctly draw the plans.
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I’m very sad to see it written down and even more sad when the Them (the General Contractor’s) have a far bigger warchest for legal battles that a typical subcontractor could dream of. Subcontractors typically aren’t built for the large trudge through the legal system. It’s expensive, time-consuming and there is no guarantee of success. […]
In some contracts our company has had come across a phrase of “if there is a discrepancy bid the higher option of the two”. Congratulations you are now a proofreader for the architect. Better yet the GC gets to invariably charge back moneys to the subcontractors. Sometimes they will even charge both sides of the […]
So now we have seen the Weber School District, West Jordan City, Hogan Construction and Groathouse play games with retention. The money isn’t to be used as a bargaining chip but yet that is the game being played.