One of the first things we are taught as children is to always keep promises. People usually find this lesson to be useful at all stages of life. Of course, this is a particularly important concept when it comes to doing business in Georgia or in any other state. Failure to keep one’s promises in business can result in a contract dispute.
This is what happened in a recent case involving a shoring company following a construction project. The company claims that it completed the construction project but did not receive the appropriate payment for the work performed. The company filed a breach of contract lawsuit against its clients in September.
The plaintiff company claims that its clients failed to pay the exact amount owed, which the plaintiff claims is a little over $14,000. The company claims that it formed a contractual agreement with the defendants to evaluate problems caused by repairs made by a prior construction contractor. The plaintiff’s lawsuit asserts that the company fulfilled all promises made pursuant to the contract in question.
The company is asking the court to order the defendants to pay at minimum 25 percent of the alleged outstanding amount due. The plaintiff is also asking the defendants to pay at least $500 in court fees. The original contract is said to have been agreed upon in late Jan. 2013.
Unless the parties reach an agreement directly, the judge assigned to the case will determine whether the defendant should pay the amount claimed. Just like any other contract dispute in Georgia or elsewhere, this will require an examination of the actual written contract in order to determine its validity and the responsibilities of both parties. A ruling will then be made as to whether a breach of contract occurred, and if so, what judicial relief is appropriate under the circumstances.
Source: louisianarecord.com, “Shoring company files claim against couple for breach of contract“, Max Schramel, Dec. 25, 2014