In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
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Subcontractor Skyrise Construction, Inc. (Skyrise) sued general contractor Annex Construction, Inc. (Annex) for breach of contract, promissory estoppel, negligent misrepresentation, and violations of Wisconsin and Illinois trade practices statutes. Skyrise primarily based its claims on an assertion that the parties entered into a subcontract, which Annex breached when it removed Skyrise from the project and completed the work with an alternative subcontractor. Both Skyrise and Annex filed motions for summary judgment. The District Court denied Skyrise’s motion and granted Annex’s motion.