Legal Question in Construction Law in Idaho

Who should cover the loss.

I am a subcontractor that delivered flooring materials to a jobsite at the builders request. The foreman on the job was aware that this was a more than one day job and informed me that it was safe to leave the materials on the site. So after a days work I went home. When I returned the next day about $700 dollars worth of materials were gone. Now the builder is saying that I am responsible for covering the loss, is this correct?

Asked on 5/25/07, 11:14 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

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Re: Who should cover the loss.

The question is whether the foreman had the authority to give you permission to leave materials on-site.

Ultimately, the materials WERE your responsibility, so not having a release in writing is probably going to count against you.

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Answered on 5/25/07, 11:18 pm


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