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J'Aire Corp. v. Gregory

Supreme Court of California
598 P.2d 60 (1979)


J’Aire Corporation (J’Aire) (plaintiff) leased premises from the County of Sonoma where its restaurant was located. The County contracted with Gregory (defendant), a general contractor, to make improvements to the premises’ heating and air conditioning system. Although the contract did not specify a completion date for the improvements, J’Aire argues they should have been completed within a “reasonable time.” Despite J’Aire’s repeated requests to Gregory to complete the work, it was not done within a reasonable time thereby causing J’Aire to suffer lost profits. J’Aire brought suit against Gregory for damages resulting from the delay. The trial court granted Gregory’s demurrer on the ground that the complaint failed to state a cause of action. J’Aire appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Bird, C.J.)

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