Be Wary of ?Gentlemen?s Agreements? in Construction | Construction Law Musings

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    1. No problem, Chris. I know I’ve seen plenty of proof of the risk involved in not relying on a written contract. I’ve also seen too many situations where although a written contract is executed, subsequent modifications to the contract documents (change orders come to mind) are not memorialized. Often much of the pertinent information doesn’t come out until litigation is well underway in PMK (person most knowledgeable) testimony that devolves into “he said, she said” type rhetoric.

      As you noted, contract is king, and in the course of construction, the contract is often a living document.

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