Discharge of Obligations
- Erwick Construction Company contracted to build a house for Charles. The specifications called for the use of Karlene pipe for all plumbing. Erwick, however got a better price on Boynton pipe and substituted the equally good Boynton pipe for Karlene pipe. Upon inspection, Charles discovered the change, and now refuses to make the final payment. The contract price was $200,000.00 and the final payment was $20,000.00. Erwick brings suit against Charles for $20,000.00.
- Who wins the lawsuit? Fully explain.
(b) What is the amount of damages, if any? Fully explain.
(c) An express conditional clause in the contract would serve to protect Charles in this situation. What would be your advice to Charles as to the specific wording of the conditional clause?