Jury Got Bad Instructions In Contract Row, NJ Court Says
By Jeannie O'Sullivan (April 10, 2017, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Appellate Division on Monday ruled that a jury was wrongly told a builder could simultaneously be found to have breached a contract with a blinds maker and also receive an award on a services-rendered basis, even though the latter only applies in the absence of a binding agreement.
In a published opinion ordering a new trial in a contractor's lawsuit over a construction job for Blinds To Go Inc., a three-judge panel found that a trial court judge's faulty instructions led a jury to conclude that although New York-Connecticut Development Corp. and the blinds and shades manufacturer and retailer indeed had...
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