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if the general contractor colludes with the owners inspector to allow $0 for a $35,000 pay request is the general contractor still obligated to pay the subcontractor?

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Jul 5, 2018
if the general contractor colludes with the owners inspector to allow $0 for a $35,000 pay request is the general contractor still obligated to pay the subcontractor? Unfortunately, I'm not entirely sure that I understand the situation. However, if a contractor is improperly withholding payments, their actions are very likely in violation of Texas regulations - be it the Texas Prompt Pay laws, the Texas Little Miller Act, or simply a violation against a licensing and regulation rule. Specifically, for construction work on public jobs, a state's Little Miller and Prompt Payment laws typically provide a structured path for recovery. However, without knowing more, it's tough to know what route(s) may be available for recovery. Of course, threatening to take legal action - whether via a demand letter, a Notice of Intent to Lien or a Notice of Intent to Make a Bond Claim, or some other legal threat - can be effective. Finally, if the dispute continues, it may be wise to reach out to a local construction attorney. They will be able to provide advice on how to move forward after taking a look at all of the details surrounding your situation.
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