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Change Order Requests Were Not "Claims" Claims Administration; Payment-final

Wednesday, March 09, 2005 01:13 pm

 
Change Order Requests Were Not "Claims" Claims Administration; Payment-final

A federal appeals court has ruled that change order requests were not "claims" under the contract, so any entitlement was extinguished upon final payment. The City of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, awarded a contract to Cameo Homes for reconstruction of flooddamaged municipal facilities. The parties utilized contract documents published by the American Institute of Architects.

The general conditions of the agreement established a process for requesting written change orders which became binding upon execution by the parties. The general conditions also stated that th [...]

 
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