DENNIS OJA V SELECTIVE FAIRWAY INCAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
December 11, 1998
Wayne Circuit Court
LC No. 96-634225 CK
SELECTIVE FAIRWAY, INC.,
Before: Sawyer, P.J., and Wahls and Hoekstra, JJ.
Plaintiff appeals as of right from an order granting defendant’s motion for summary disposition.
MCR 2.116(C)(10). We affirm. This case is being decided without oral argument pursuant to MCR
We decline to address whether the construction contract at issue in this case obligated
defendant to assist plaintiff in securing his mortgage by providing plaintiff or his lender with a permanent
certificate of occupancy. Assuming arguendo that defendant had such a contractual obligation and that
it breached this obligation, plaintiff has failed to provide any documentation establishing that defendant’s
failure to provide this certificate resulted in plaintiff’s inability to secure the mortgage and to close within
the period prescribed by the contract. This failure to provide documentation is fatal to plaintiff’s claim
and entitled defendant to summary disposition, plaintiff having failed to demonstrate the existence of a
genuine issue of material fact. Quinto v Cross & Peters Co, 451 Mich 358, 363; 547 NW2d 314
(1996); Kamalnath v Mercy Memorial Hosp Corp, 194 Mich App 543, 553; 487 NW2d 499
Moreover, assuming that a question of fact exists regarding whether defendant waived the right
to insist on strict compliance with the contract, such a question is not material where the record
establishes significantly less than substantial compliance on the part of plaintiff.
Finally, we conclude that summary disposition was not prematurely granted. Hasselbach v TG
Canton, Inc, 209 Mich App 475, 482; 531 NW2d 715 (1995).
/s/ David H. Sawyer
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Joel P. Hoekstra