Rover Pipeline Case Shows Risks Of Project Abandonment

By A.J. Ferate (May 26, 2021, 4:11 PM EDT) -- At some point, most construction contractors find themselves in a dispute during the course of an ongoing project. When this occurs, depending on the contract governing the project and the relevant statutory law and common law in the project's jurisdiction, the contractor is presented with several options.

In most instances, the course of action that carries the highest risk is choosing to stop performance on the project or abandoning the work. While in some circumstances the threat of walking off a project can create a moment of leverage in negotiating with an owner, the decision to follow through with abandoning a...

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