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Reminder: Quantum Meruit and Breach of Construction Contract Don’t Mix

Construction contracts ( preferably written ones ) are near and dear to my heart here at Construction Law Musings. In a world where the contract is king , having a written construction agreement is a key component of any properly run construction project. However, even with the best construction contract...

Vandeventer Black LLP: Subcontractor's Quantum Meruit Claim Irreconcilable With Breach of Contract Claim

EDVA Dismisses Quantum Meruit Claim as Irreconcilable With Breach of Contract Claim and Also Dismisses Claimed Private Right of Action to Enforce Alleged FAR Violation By Neil Lowenstein Judge Turk, Senior District Judge for the United States District of Virginia, Roanoke Division, issued a recent...

Recovery under Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

By Ashley R. Passero The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Shafer Electric & Construction v. Mantia , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], recently held that a contractor could still recover under a theory of quantum meruit (also known as unjust enrichment) despite the contractor’s...