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No Duty To Keep Sub's Prices Confidential Bids; Subcontractors

Friday, December 03, 2004 03:20 pm

 
No Duty To Keep Sub's Prices Confidential Bids; Subcontractors

A Michigan court has ruled that a subcontractor could not recover against a general contractor for breach of an implied contract or interference with a business relationship even if the contractor had in fact disclosed the sub's price quotations to its competitors.

Central Contracting, Inc., a subcontractor, did business with J. R. Heineman & Sons, Inc. over a period of years. At some point in the relationship, Central stopped receiving subcontracts from Heineman. Central later alleged that Heineman had been disclosing Central's price quotations, sometimes for a fee, to Central's competitors in order to obtain [...]

 
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