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Matthew DeVries

Matt is a construction & litigation attorney at Burr & Forman LLP and father of seven young kids.

Tag Archives: no damages for delay

Slow as a Turtle? “No Damages For Delay” Clause Inapplicable to Contractor’s Claim Against Architect

Posted in Best Practices, Case Law, Claims and Disputes
On Saturday, I took the kids to the zoo for a day-long adventure.  Faith’s favorite attraction was the turtle compound that was filled with about 20 slowpokes walking a circle.  Like watching paint dry, we sat on the sidelines as these mini-dinosaurs trekked the park at a whopping .25 mph. When we think of delays… Continue Reading

Active Interference Wins Skee Ball Points and Precludes Enforcement of A “No Damages for Delay” Clause

Posted in Case Law, Claims and Disputes, Contract Docs, Legal Trends
Last week during family skate night, my daughter asked me for two quarters to play some Skee-Ball.  I loved playing that game as a kid.  But imagine my surprise when I turned the corner and witnessed her active interference with the rules of the game! (… Truly, you can’t script this stuff…) In construction contracts, “active… Continue Reading