Unfortunately our church has a contract
dispute with a school we share a campus with.
The church has an 25-30 year old sign that needs to be replaced.
The church has been working with the School to get approval since the sign is on a small corner of the school's property.
Between Oct - Nov 2012 we received a written contract from the school to proceed.
We then received approval from the city, hired the sign contractor and started to move forward with the project.
In the middle of the project one board member from the school decided to consult a lawyer, he now wants to add terms to the existing contract. We have explained we are willing to work with them, but we really must keep our contractor proceeding. He has since at least TWICE directly called our contractor to stop the work.
The church and the school have a Long history of cooperation and similar contracts that we would like to continue with contracts that work in the spirit of cooperation.
We (the Church) feel we have a valid contact and would like to get the project complete. Can he continue to call our contractor?
Can he claim his attorney does not like certain language in the contact without written documentation from his attorney?
Should he be spreading these concerns via e mail to parties not involed in the dispute?