This case highlights the approach taken by the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal when assessing a claim made in quantum meruit as a result of one party accepting the repudiation of a contract made by the other party. The Court will have regard to actual costs when assessing the amount payable, however is not bound by the actual cost under contract, as the contract has ceased. In addition, the case further highlights that claims in quantum meruit for variations are not precluded under s.38 of the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995, where the variation is one that has been agreed to orally.
Casewatch Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd
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