When Can Customers Sue for Delays?

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Delay claims might be common in the construction industry, but a customer’s claim must meet specific conditions to be successful.

September 18, 2023
Scott L. Baker - Los Angeles Litigation Blog

Construction projects are subject to many internal and external factors. Due to this, delays are not an uncommon occurrence. Whether delays are the result of bad weather conditions or supply chain issues, contractors and their clients cannot control every aspect of the project.

Delay issues are very common construction disputes. Therefore, new and experienced contractors alike need to know when their clients may have a reason for a delay claim.

2 particular types of delays that pose a risk
Common obstacles that contractors faced during the height of the COVID-19 global pandemic involved supply chain issues. The lack of materials put various projects on hold across California and the country. This widespread issue was out of contractors’ and clients’ control, meaning they were excusable delays.

Mr. Baker may be contacted at slb@bakerslaw.com


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