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United States v. Algernon Blair, Inc.
Citation:United States v. Algernon Blair, Inc., United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1973. 479 F.2d 638.
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(Plaintiff) Coastal Steel Erectors, Inc. entered into a contract with (Defendant) Algernon Blair, Inc. to build a naval hospital in Charleston County, South Carolina. Coastal commenced performance of its obligations by supplying its own cranes for handling and placing steel. Defendant refused to pay for such crane rentals, alleging it was not obligated to under the parties contract. Coastal terminated its performance based on defendant’s refusal to pay for the crane rentals. Defendant than proceeded to hire an alternative subcontractor to complete the job. Subsequently, plaintiff brought this action in the name of the United States to recover for labor and equipment furnished.
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