With every contract a Nevada business signs, it is putting its reputation and its financial stability on the line. A failure to perform any portion of the agreement could be construed as a breach of contract, and litigation over such a claim could be costly. Companies must ensure that the language of the agreement identifies roles and duties, as well as other factors such as delays, so that there is no question that all their responsibilities have been fulfilled to the letter.
In San Francisco County, a Nevada company is being sued by a construction company in California due to alleged breach of contract. The plaintiff claims that work outlined in the contract for a construction project involving a high school was not performed according to the terms. This included improper design of the project, as well as failure in the development and manufacture of the company’s portion of the job.
The construction company states that it suffered damages because of the alleged breach. To remedy this, it is seeking monetary damages from the court. The plaintiff is also requesting that the defendant pay legal fees, and any other award that is just in the eyes of the court.
Due to the potentially devastating nature of a breach of contract lawsuit, companies should review all business agreements carefully before signing them. Many business owners seek the advice of an attorney when drafting their contracts, and legal counsel may be even more important if litigation is filed over an alleged breach.
Source: Northern California Record, “Construction company alleges Nevada business breached contract,” Wadi Reformado, Aug. 8, 2017