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Chamberlin v. Puckett Construction Co.
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Puckett Construction Co. (Defendant) was the general contractor on a hotel construction project. Defendant sent a signed subcontractor agreement to Randall Chamberlin (Plaintiff) of Custom Framing, to perform the framing work on the project. Plaintiff made changes to the agreement, initialed each change, signed the subcontractor agreement, and returned it to Defendant. Defendant’s representative initialed the changes to the agreement. Before the start of work on the project, Plaintiff notified Defendant that Custom Framing would not begin work until the owner of Defendant personally initialed the changes that Plaintiff had made to the subcontractor agreement. Defendant then notified Custom Framing that it would not be hiring Custom Framing for the project and hired a different subcontractor for the framing work. Plaintiff sued Defendant for breach of contract. The district court directed a verdict in favor of Defendant.
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