Goetz Fitzpatrick attorney Thomas Finegan was quoted in The New York Law Journal for his representation of The Lequila Group. Lequila was a subcontractor to Hunt Construction Group on the construction of the Barclays Center complex in Brooklyn. Justice Carolyn Demarest of New York’s Commercial Division held that Lequilla can sue Hunt even though it signed claims releases, because extensive changes to the contract during construction may have voided those releases. “The importance of the decision is its holding that our client Laquilla stated a cause of action for cardinal change by asserting that the multiple millions of dollars in changes and the uncontemplated events which forced those changes, when viewed as an aggregate, were sufficient to permit a fact finder to conclude that the base contract had been abandoned,” said Finegan.
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