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5 of the Most Commonly Misinterpreted Terms in Construction Contracts

By on October 11, 2016 in Commercial, Construction, Contracts

The latest installment of Construction Dive’s “The Dotted Line” series discusses a problem many construction contractors see in their business: misinterpretation of terms in their contracts.

Writer  covers five of the most common sources of this misinterpretation, with input for experts.

“Most construction contractors follow custom and standard practice in the industry, or what they’ve always done in the past,” said Chicago attorney Matthew Horn, a long-time construction law attorney and founder of Legal Services Link.

The article discusses incorporation clauses, pay-if-pay versus pay-when-paid, Change orders and extras must be in writing to obtain payment, indemnify versus defend, and mechanics’ liens.

Read the article.