Court of Appeals warns contractors — comply with the notice procedures in the construction contract or risk waiver.

In Contractors Edge, Inc. v. City of Mankato, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held in an unpublished decision that a contractor was barred from pursuing a breach-of-contract claim against the City of Mankato after it failed to strictly follow the dispute resolution procedures specified in its construction contract.  The decision reaffirms the general rule first recognized in Buchman Plumbing Co. v. Regents of the Univ. of Minn., 215 N.W.2d 479 (1974), that failure to comply with contractual dispute resolution procedures results in a contractor's inability to recover on its claim under the contract.  Read the details here.