OK. Now I understand. That wasn't as clear originally.
Yes, you would have a claim against them for tortious interference of contract and/or business
That they conspired with the fabricator to breach your contract with them.
As such - they have clear liabilty in tort - not just contract law. In tort - you can get punative damages along with compensatory damages plus attorney's fees and court costs.
Tortious interference with contract rights can occur where the tortfeasor convinces a party to breach the contract against the plaintiff, or where the tortfeasor disrupts the ability of one party to perform his obligations under the contract, thereby preventing the plaintiff from receiving the performance promised. The classic example of this tort occurs when one party induces another party to breach a contract with a third party, in circumstances where the first party has no privilege to act as it does and acts with knowledge of the existence of the contract. Such conduct is termed tortious inducement of breach of contract.
Tortious interference with business relationships occurs where the tortfeasor acts to prevent the plaintiff from successfully establishing or maintaining business relationships. This tort may occur when a first party's conduct intentionally causes a second party not to enter into a business relationship with a third party that otherwise would probably have occurred. Such conduct is termed tortious interference with prospective business relations, expectations, or advantage or with prospective economic advantage.
In either of the above situations, the tortfeasor's conduct must be intentional. There is no cause of action
for merely negligent
interference with the performance of a contract. [Wikipedia]
The fabricator is liable to you for your loss profits from the job plus whatever your costs were.
a) Owner/general contractor's Breach Before, During, or After Construction
Contractor can recover:
(1) before construction: only profits (contract price, less cost of materials and labor); (2) during construction: profits, plus cost of partial construction;
(3) after construction: the contract price, plus interest.
I think you have a strong case against both the fabricator and general contractor for your damages.
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