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Unsigned Change Orders Sufficient Under Lien Law Liens; Changes-directed

Sunday, November 02, 2003 05:46 pm

 
Unsigned Change Orders Sufficient Under Lien Law Liens; Changes-directed

A Michigan court has ruled that unsigned documents satisfied a lien statute's requirement for written amendments authorizing costs in excess of the original contract price. The ruling came despite a provision in the contract calling for change orders signed by both parties.

Kenneth and Karen Krol awarded a contract to Alan Custom Homes, Inc. to construct a house. The contract included the following provision: "Any modifications or changes herein shall be made in writing and executed by all the parties to this agreement. Otherwise, the same shall not be binding upon the othe [...]

 
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