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Scoccolo Construction, Inc. v. The City of Renton

Case Conclusion Date: 10.26.2006

Practice Area: Construction and development

Outcome: 9-0 Supreme Court decision in favor of our client

Description: In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court declared that the City of Renton could not excuse itself from delays caused by uitlity companies that impacted Scoccolo where the city could have prevented those delays yet failed to do so. The Court specifically declared the City's "No Damage for Delay" clause was unenforceable, even though it was aimed at delays caused by third parties who were under the City's control, rather than delays caused directly by the City itself. Scoccolo was awarded it's attorneys' fees, costs and prejudgment interest.

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