Los Angeles, CA asked in Contracts and Construction Law for California

Q: Can there be intentional misrepresentation post-contract signature where false representations induced me to then amend?

Contract was signed, then contractor sent change orders to alter OG contract. I signed them due to the misrepresentations of the contractor. Can I assert a cause of action for intentional misrepresentation where the contractor intentionally made misrepresentations to me to get me sign the change orders and amend the contract?

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Adam T. Carralejo
Adam T. Carralejo
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Absolutely. You are exactly right.

Change orders are one of the most likely areas for abuse by contractors because with the project already in progress, the owner has less leverage to deny the change order.

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