Withholding Retention: What Constitutes a Good Faith Dispute?

by Michael C. Loulakis, President and Chief Executive Officer; Capital Project Strategies, LLC, Reston, VA, mloulakis@cp-strategies.com,
Lauren P. McLaughlin, Attorney; Briglia McLaughlin, PLLC, Vienna, VA, lmclaughlin@briglialaw.com,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 5, Pg. 84

Document Type: Editorial


Withholding a contract balance and retention monies for roughly 10 years as a method of dealing with change orders was a bad move on the part of a school district, costing it $1.5 million.

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