Construction company owners undoubtedly want to have smooth projects no matter what they undertake. Of course, clients can be difficult to work with at times, and it is not unusual for serious issues to arise that negatively affect the project. In some cases, it may be necessary for construction litigation to take place if a client causes damages to a company.
It was recently reported that Validus Construction Services has filed a lawsuit against Disney Vacation Club in Florida relating to the remodeling of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. The construction company was hired to oversee the renovations, which were supposed to span from April 2019 until November of that year. However, during the project, a fire code violation that had been unaddressed for over 15 years caused significant delays and additional costs for the project. Disney reportedly refused to provide extensions as requested by the construction company.
In April of this year, Disney terminated the contract with Validus without reason. Additionally, the owner of Validus, who is a woman, indicated that Disney employees harassed her with insulting and misogynistic comments. The lawsuit claims breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.
It is common for construction projects to have millions of dollars at stake. When issues are found that delay and add costs to projects, company owners can face difficulties determining how to move forward. If clients are unwilling to find a resolution, additional problems can result. As this case shows, it may be necessary for construction litigation to move forward if Florida company owners are facing similar problems with clients.