LEE MASONRY, INC. v. CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE STANSELL ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. V. CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE (Tenn. Ct. App. April 29, 2010)
Two trade contractors alleged that the City breached its contract with them by failing to take reasonable measures to guard against delays and disruptions by other contractors in the City's coordination, management, and scheduling of the contractors and by failing to pay the retainages they were due. The contractors sought damages for the delays. The City raised three defenses: (1) the "no damages for delays" provision of the contracts; (2) untimely notice of claims by the contractors; and (3) the contractors' acknowledgment and acceptance of time extensions without a reservation for increased compensation in the change orders they executed. The trial court concluded that all three of the City's defenses failed and awarded damages to the contractors. We affirm the trial court's decisions.
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