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First of all. You write out a detailed contract, this is the only thing that will protect you in a court of law.
If you would give me detailed information I can answer your question.
I attended college for business contract law.
We already have a contract. Contract states to install column covers. When the job was bid in our proposal it was stated that only 1 column cover was bid. Contract was sent and signed. It was clear to the GC that only 1 column cover was bid. They knew that we had only included 1 column cover. The GC knew all the time that there were 8 total and never saying to me that I need to go back to make sure the others were included. Is there any type of law protecting a sub from a General contractor that knowing signs up a subcontractor knowing that they do not have a complete bid and that they will fail. I was told from a general contractor here in California that there is some type of law that will make the General Contractor responsible if they knowingly do this practice.
Thank you very much for looking into this for me
in Texas if a contractor knowing hires you to do work that he knows you only bid 1 item but knows there are 9 of this item is there any legal avenue against the contractor that knowingly signed up an incomplete bid?
can anyone direct me to a law against this type of practice?