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Corbin-Dykes Electric Co. v. Burr
Walter Burr (defendant), a general contractor, was granted a project by the General Motors Corporation (GM) to develop a focal ventilating plant at a GM office close Mesa, Arizona. As part of the process, Burr had requested offers from subcontractors, including Corbin-Dykes Electric Company (CDE) (plaintiff). Although Burr fused CDE's triumphant offered in its proposition to GM, Burr picked an alternate subcontractor after GM granted him the agreement. CDE objected and documented suit against Burr for breach of the purported subcontract. The trial court granted Burr’s motion for summary judgment. CDE appealed.
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