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Owner Mismanagement Negated Contract Clause Multiple Prime Contracts; Coordination

Monday, April 03, 2006 06:08 pm

 
Owner Mismanagement Negated Contract Clause Multiple Prime Contracts; Coordination

A California court has ruled that a project owner's mismanagement of multiple prime contracts negated a contract clause requiring continued performance despite delays and disputes.

Barton Properties, Inc. awarded several prime contracts associated with the development of two hillside homes in Bel Air. Superior Gunite Company was awarded a fixed-price contract to construct steel reinforced concrete caissons, grade beams and structural slabs during an eight-week period. Separate contractors retained by Barton were to perform the surveying, drilling and grading.

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