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Dynalectric Co., Inc. v. Clark & Sullivan Constructors, Inc.

Supreme Court of Nevada
255 P.3d 286 (Nev. 2011)


Clark & Sullivan Constructors, Inc. (C&S) (plaintiff), a general contractor, was awarded a contract to perform electrical work for the University Medical Center in Las Vegas. In submitting its bid for the contract, C&S relied upon a subcontractor bid made by Dynalectric Co., Inc. (Dynalectric) (defendant), who had pledged to perform the work for $7,808,983.00. After C&S was awarded the contract, Dynalectric repudiated its bid. C&S found three replacement subcontractors to perform the work for $10,310,598.00. C&S thereafter brought a promissory estoppel claim against Dynalectric. The district court ruled in favor of C&S and awarded it $2,501,615.00, which was the difference between the cost of the work performed by the replacement subcontractors and the cost of the work that would have been performed by Dynalectric.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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