Enhanced Penalties to Utah Contractors Who Fail to Pay Their Subcontractors and Suppliers

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] When a contractor fails to pay a subcontractor or supplier, the contractor takes a risky path. Even if the contractor doesn’t pay the subcontractor because he himself hasn’t been paid by the owner, it certainly isn’t good for business. Subcontractors and suppliers may, of course, refuse to engage in Read More

Resolving a Contract Dispute in Utah Through Accord and Satisfaction

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Unfortunately, not all contracts sail smoothly without dispute. Often times, one party breaches the contract—or there is at least a claim of a breach—and the two parties duke it out, and the conflict can be both time-consuming and expensive. There is a common saying that “a bird in the Read More

Being “Under Contract”– What It Really Means

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The phrase “Under Contract” is used frequently, but many buyers and sellers may not be sure what it means exactly. Once parties are “under contract,” they have an agreement to buy and sell for a certain price, and have an outline of the next steps that must be taken. At this point, a seller cannot Read More

Mediation: Anything You Say CANNOT Be Used Against You in Court

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Business A claims that Business B breached a contract. A wonderful business relationship has soured, a lawsuit has erupted, and the parties are on the brink of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on litigation. Conscious of these costs, however, the two businesses agree to mediate. Sure enough, the Read More