• The Law of Economic Waste in Virginia
  • October 16, 2018 | Author: Joshua A. Morehouse
  • Law Firm: Rees Broome, PC - Tysons Office
  • Like virtually any type of litigation, construction cases consistently present issues of damages. Take for example a typical construction action: a contractor completes a project, but makes a mistake, resulting in a defect in the construction. The project’s owner wants the contractor to repair the defect, or else to pay to have someone else make the repairs. The contractor agrees that the project is technically defective but believes that the defect is minor or negligible. In the contractor’s opinion, it is not worth repairing. Then, instead of the cost of repair, the contractor offers the owner a small setoff to make up for the decrease in the project’s value.