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Contractor May Pay For Diverting Work From Sub After Making Verbal Promise Of Exclusivity

Friday, June 18, 2010 01:37 am


Exclusive Contract

JGT, Inc. v. Ashbritt, Inc., and Federal Insurance Company, 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 39083 (D. Miss. April 21, 2010)

By verbally agreeing to an exclusive arrangement, you can modify a contract that is silent about exclusivity.

Ashbritt, Inc. (Ashbritt) subcontracted with JGT, Inc. (JGT) to help remove debris after Hurricane Katrina. JGT was to provide equipment and manpower for emergency debris processing and removal. JGT managed a temporary disposal site in Laurel, Mississippi. According to JGT, Ashbritt verbally agreed that JGT would be the"only manager" for the site and had an "exclusive contract" for the site. [...]

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