Acme Contracting, Ltd. v. Toltest, Inc.
2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 6144 (6th Cir. Mar. 24, 2010)

The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a District Court decision that a “no damage for delay” clause was void and unenforceable pursuant to Section 4113.62 of the Ohio Revised Code. The clause contained provisions requiring that any “delay must be reported in writing and an extension of time shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of Contractor for any such delays or suspensions, but only to the extent that a time extension is obtained from the Owner,” and that “no claims will be accepted for costs incurred due to delays caused by others except to the extent that such delays exceed four (4) months.”

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Acme Contracting, Ltd. v. TolTest, Inc
2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36355 (E.D. Mich. May 5, 2008)
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently had to interpret an Ohio statute (O.R.C. §4113.62) which statute dealt with the enforceability of no damages for delay provisions in construction contracts. Relying on prior cases interpreting the applicable statute, the District Court found that the subcontract which limited delay claims to a time extension only was prohibited under the statute and, therefore, void and unenforceable. Although the District Court permitted the subcontractor to recover delay damages, it also concluded that the subcontractor had not proven that it was entitled to extended home office overhead costs using the Eichleay formula and refused to award such damages.
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