Do You Really Want to Cash that Check?

Everyone involved in construction contracts is concerned about payment.  Owners generally refuse to pay general contractors until they have secured lien releases; general contractors are hesitant to pay subcontractors until specific blocks of work have been completed;...

Accord and Satisfaction Language Barred Contract Claim

Where a statement was conspicuously contained in a letter transmitting a check for final payment to a contractor stating that the check will constitute full satisfaction of a contractor claim, a court held this to be an accord and satisfaction, barring the contractor...