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Appeals court: Subcontractor doesn’t need to conduct investigation for ‘justifiable reliance’

August 1, 2018

This scenario was only likely to play out because all communication with the Corps about payment and Fisk’s right to submit a claim for damages for delays was funneled through DQSI, the general contractor, which is standard practice because DQSI had the contractual agreement with the Corps, not Fisk.

But there are ways that subcontractors can protect their rights in case they run across a general contractor that doesn’t make payment in a timely manner.

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