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The Dotted Line: When contractors can walk off the job

August 27, 2019

When general contractors or subcontractors sign on to construction projects, they usually start off believing everything will run smoothly. But, during the course of the work, issues sometimes arise that force all parties to go running back to their contracts in order to evaluate their options.

One of those options for construction companies is to simply stop work, but contractors need to take care when making such a big decision.

“Stopping work and ultimately terminating the contract is one of the most radical things you can do,” said Joseph McManus Jr., attorney and shareholder at law firm Carlton Fields.

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