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Effect of Municipalities’ Ultra Vires Contracts

In several prior blog posts, we discussed the effectiveness of implied-contract claims against public owners, such as counties, school boards, and municipalities.  For instance, prior posts have addressed:

This post will cover the success of a quantum-meruit claim against a municipality based on ultra vires contracts — or contracts that were executed without formal authority.Read More »Effect of Municipalities’ Ultra Vires Contracts

The Impact of Ambiguity in Construction and Engineering Contracts for Energy Projects

A July 31, 2012 ruling by a federal district court illustrates the importance of using clear provisions in contracts for energy construction.  The case centered on a developer’s argument that its contract with an engineering firm contained a performance guaranty concerning the operation of a biomass plant.Read More »The Impact of Ambiguity in Construction and Engineering Contracts for Energy Projects