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Del. Lawmaker Appeal Nixed in Contractor Dispute

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The Delaware Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a state lawmaker and his wife in a dispute with a contractor.

The contractor performed work on the home of Rep. Charles Potter Jr. and his wife, former state treasurer Velda Jones-Potter. The company filed a mechanic's lien after the Potters didn't pay the amount owed under a contract signed by Mrs. Potter.

A judge dismissed a breach of contract counterclaim filed by the Potters, ruling that it was covered by an alternative dispute resolution provision in the contract. The Potters appealed, arguing that the ADR provision could not be enforced against Mr. Potter because he had not signed the contract.

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal on procedural grounds Thursday because the mechanic's lien is still pending in Superior Court.

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