Success in the case of payment for completed construction works

News / 14.08.2017

The Court of Appeals in Katowice has accepted the claim brought by the Law Firm’s Client for payment of more than PLN 170,000.00. for the construction works carried out by him.

The plaintiff demanded payment in connection with the construction works performed, under the concluded contract, for the defendant (local government unit).

In the present case, the plaintiff was unable to provide the defendant (the investor) with declarations from the subcontractors to whom it entrusted the performance of parts of the contract indicating that all existing obligations to them had been settled. The submission of the statements was a contractual condition for paying the plaintiff.

The court, taking into account the plaintiff’s claim, shared the arguments presented by the Lawyers of the Law Firm and held that such a provision should not be interpreted literally, and that the plaintiff could also prove its claim with other documents.