Court determines that subcontractor was given proper notice

02/5/2014 | Mondaq (free registration)

A ruling by the U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico references Connecticut law in establishing proper notice to subcontractors by a surety considering them in default of their contractual obligations. The court found the surety had properly informed the subcontractors when it sent letters to a single address because, under a 1914 ruling in Connecticut, notice to one joint subcontractor qualified as notice to a second. "No reasonable fact finder could conclude that notice was improper and the court must adhere to Connecticut's interpretation of what constitutes proper notice," the federal court ruled.

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