IFMK client, Jackson Control, had entered into a verbal contract to install air purification systems to test and treat air quality as a subcontractor for Marked Safe, purveyors of an industrial cleaning system developed with specific standards during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jackson Control performed the work and Marked Safe refused to pay. IFMK attorney, Lance Neyland, filed suit to collect payment on the invoices. Marked Safe claimed that their agreement with Jackson Control was for the installation to be done at no cost as a “test” of the product. After the parties were unable to resolve the issue in settlement, the case proceeded to a bench trial. The court held that Marked Safe and its owner breached their contract and are obligated to pay Jackson Control the amount owed on the contract plus court costs.