A recent case from the North Carolina Court of Appeals demonstrates the importance of being mindful of what you sign. In Caron Associates v. Southside Manufacturing Corp., a buyer had an agreement with a cabinet maker for the creation and delivery of cabinets for a school. The buyer, Caron,  was to install the cabinets at Bertie County High School, and contracted with Southside Manufacturing for the cabinets to be delivered in November 2013. Caron was to pay Southside 30 days after the cabinets were delivered. There was a delay, and Caron agreed to accept delivery of the cabinets in December 2013. However, before the cabinets were delivered, Southside sent an invoice to Caron for $45,000 for the work that was in progress. Caron rejected the invoice, noting that their contrac