Helena Assocs., LLC v. EFCO Corp.
U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39977 (S.D.N.Y. May 14, 2008)
Owner, The Helena Associates, LLC contracted with EFCO Corporation for the work, materials and installation of aluminum windows in the construction of The Helena, a high-rise residential building in New York City. Helena brought a breach of contract action against EFCO alleging that EFCO had failed to comply with project schedules, caused delay to the project, and failed to provide sufficient manpower and supervision. Helena claimed damages in excess of $6.7 million. EFCO denied Helena’s claims arguing that the delays were caused by factors outside of its control and within the control of parties for whom Helena was responsible, and asserted a counterclaim for additional work of approximately $875 thousand. EFCO moved for partial summary judgment.
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Potomac Constructors, LLC v. EFCO Corp.
2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1602 (D. Md, Jan. 9, 2008)
Plaintiff general contractor and Defendant manufacturer entered into a purchase order agreement under which Defendant would engineer and supply steel formwork used to cast concrete segments to be incorporated in the support structure for a bridge. The agreement contained a clause, which specifically limited the Defendant’s liability to the repair or replacement of any defective work, explicitly disallowing incidental, direct or consequential damages.
Continue Reading U.S. District Court in Maryland Holds Contractor Barred from Recovering Consequential and Incidental Damages for Breach of Contract from Manufacturer of Steel Formwork Where Exclusive Remedy of Repair and Replacement Did Not Fail of Its Essential Purpose, But Denies Summary Judgment as to Some Negligence and Indemnity Claims