Torts Keyed to Henderson
J’Aire Corp. v. Gregory
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J’Aire Corporation (Plaintiff) leased premises from the County of Sonoma where its restaurant was located. The County contracted with Gregory (Defendant), a general contractor, to make improvements to the premises’ heating and air conditioning system. Although the contract did not specify a completion date for the improvements, Plaintiff argues they should have been completed within a “reasonable time.” Despite Plaintiff’s repeated requests to Defendant to complete the work, it was not done within a reasonable time thereby causing Plaintiff to suffer lost profits. Plaintiff sued Defendant for damages resulting from the delay. The trial court granted Defendant’s demurrer on the ground that the complaint failed to state a cause of action. Plaintiff appealed.
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