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General contractor hides problem

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Tennessee Construction If the General Contractor, knowing that they have a problem that will be affect the quality of a subcontract work. GC just hide the problem and let the subcontractor finish the job and then blame the subcontractor for the quality of the job. Can General Contractor make responsible the subcontractor?

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Feb 7, 2019
That's a good question, and I'm sorry to hear about your situation. In the event that a GC knows of a project defect, conceals that defect, then attempts to pin the fault on their subcontractor - that subcontractor should not be held liable. Of course, where a GC has improperly placed the blame of a project defect on a subcontractor, in order to avoid being held responsible, the subcontractor may need to provide some proof that the defect existed prior to that work and/or that the GC knew about the issue well before the work was done.
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