Engeman Enterprises, LLC, v. Tolin Mechanical Systems Company
2013 Colo. App. LEXIS 345 (Colo. App. Mar. 14, 2013)

Engeman operates a cold storage facility and Tolin designs, installs, maintains, and repairs cooling systems. In 2008, Engeman engaged Tolin for an emergency repair at Engeman’s facility. The parties entered into two agreements, both of which stated that Tolin would perform its work in a “prudent and workmanlike manner,” and which disclaimed Tolin’s liability beyond repairing issues caused by defective workmanship.


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SNC-Lavalin America, Inc. v. Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118312 (W.D. Va. Oct. 13, 2011)

SNC-Lavalin America, Inc. and Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (“ATK”) entered into a contract under which SNC would provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the construction of a nitric acid and sulfuric acid concentration plant at the Radford, Virginia arsenal operated by ATK. SNC claimed that ATK’s delay in choosing an appropriate acid-resistant concrete for the ground floor and ATK’s denial of SNC’s request for an extension of time for severe winter weather each damaged SNC.

ATK moved for partial summary judgment, seeking to bar, among others, SNC’s claims (1) resulting from ATK’s delay in choosing a material and (2) resulting from severe winter weather.


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