255. Effect of forfeiture.

255.     Effect of forfeiture.

Where the contract is properly determined1 by the employer, either because of repudiation by the contractor or by virtue of the proper exercise by the employer of a determination clause in the contract, the contract is never completed and no right to further payment ever accrues to the contractor. There is therefore nothing on which an assignment of the right to money yet to become due can operate2. However, the determination clause may provide that the contractor be paid any balance left after the deduction of the employer's damages and expenses. An