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Court Finds Contractor Never Waived Subcontract's Written Notice Provisions

Sunday, March 04, 2007 11:37 am

 
Court Finds Contractor Never Waived Subcontract's Written Notice Provisions

A subcontractor's failure to follow claims presentation procedures spelled out in the subcontract means that the company cannot seek compensation for extra work it performed on the project, a federal district court ruled recently.

Woodburn Construction Co. served as general contractor on a project to build an annex to the Cowlitz County jail. Woodburn subcontracted with EnCon Washington. EnCon provided the precast concrete panels for the jail walls, erected the walls and performed remedial work on the panels.

Woodburn sued EnCon for reasons that are not clear from the district court's opinion. The contractor argued that the work EnCon performed on t [...]

 
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