The General contractor is pushing us to sign a Final Unconditional waiver before the check clears the bank. We have explained that we do not sign any unconditional waivers until payment has cleared. They are refusing to pay. What do we need to do?
The situation on the ground is often different from what the legislature envisioned it to be when they wrote that statute.
The fastest way to get through this is to sign the waiver and if they don't pay you, sue them for breach of contract, quantum meruit or promissory estoppel, violations of prompt payment act, etc. But hopefully you get paid and that's the end of it.
E. Aaron Cartwright III