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Texas builder takes legal action after contract breach

A lawsuit was filed on Oct. 15 in Galveston County District Court by JNP Acquisitions Inc. claiming that a building contract was wrongfully terminated. According to the company, it had agreed to a building contract with two individuals in November 2013. The contract was reportedly terminated after a draw request was made for completed work.

The company also says that at the time the couple terminated the contract, the home was almost completed. The lawsuit asks for $63,480 that the company claim that the couple owed for services rendered. The suit is also seeking damages on top of the amount that was already owed. Finally, the company is asking for interest, attorneys fees and other related court costs.

Those who believe that another party has breached or wrongfully terminated a contract may wish to contact a business law attorney. An attorney may be able to review the business dispute and contract to determine if it has been breached and what recourse may be available. In some cases, the contract itself may specify how the parties may resolve a contract dispute and what damages may be available if it is determined that the contract has been breached.

In the event that a contract has been breached, it may be possible to collect an outstanding balance for work done. In addition, it may be possible to collect compensation to cover the cost of taking legal action as well as any money actually lost due to a violation of the contract. Depending on the circumstances of a case, an attorney may be able to help resolve the case outside of court through negotiating a settlement.

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Builder says contract was wrongly terminated", Annie Cosby, Jan. 12, 2015

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