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Eagan, MN Construction Litigation Attorney

Aggressive representation for MN contractors and consumers

Construction is one of many vital engines of our national economy, and what keeps that engine running efficiently is our commitment to honor the terms of our contracts. When contract disputes arise, projects get stalled and parties on both sides of the conflict suffer. Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A. has in-depth knowledge of the construction industry from the contractor, laborer and consumer points of view. We have represented parties in construction negotiation and litigation for more than 30 years. As your construction attorney in Eagan, Minnesota, we fight for your best remedy to a breach of construction contract, caused by:

  • Failure to perform
  • Delayed performance
  • Substandard performance
  • Faulty materials
  • Defective design
  • Subcontractor performance issues
  • Disagreement in interpretation of language in the contract
  • Breach of warranty

Knowledgeable counsel from a lawyer at home in the construction industry

Eagan construction litigation attorney Steve O’Tool has the advantage of having grown up in the industry. His dad was a contractor, and at an early age, Steve began working on construction sites. He became a union worker, and learned and participated in all aspects of the home construction trade. He also learned the important aspects of managing a construction project, from safety protocols to customer relations. When Steve began practicing law, it was natural for him to counsel parties in construction controversies and Eagan construction injury cases.

Your available remedies in Minnesota construction disputes

Parties alleging a breach of a construction contract or warranty can recover monetary damages or otherwise enforce the terms of the contract. Our firm has helped clients obtain a variety of remedies, including:

  • Compensatory damages — A monetary award representing the dollar difference in value of a property due to the breach.
  • Consequential damages — A monetary award for losses that were a reasonably foreseeable result of the breach.
  • Punitive damages — Rarely allowed, this is a monetary award to punish a party’s bad behavior.
  • Nominal damages — When “it’s not the money, it’s the principle of the thing!” the court may award a trifling amount to the innocent party who was wronged but not economically damaged.
  • Liquidated damages — As stated in the contract, these are reasonable estimates of monies to be paid in the event of delayed performance.
  • Rescission — Declares the contract null and void and frees both parties from further obligations.
  • Restitution — This monetary award reimburses the innocent party for expenses paid in partial performance of the contract.
  • Specific performance — A court order to have the breaching party do what the contract obligates him or her to do.
  • Reformation — When the parties have made an imperfect contract, the court may rewrite it to better reflect what they had intended the terms to be.

Contact a knowledgeable and effective construction law attorney in Eagan, Minnesota

For experienced representation in Minnesota construction cases, schedule a consultation with Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A. today. Call us at 651-882-1717 or contact our Eagan office online.

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