In Advance Constr. Co., Inc. v. Dunn, 263 Ark. 232, 563 S.W.2d 888 (1978), a subcontractor sued the general contractor that prevented him from completing his subcontract. As damages, the subcontractor sought the amount of its contract price, less what it would have cost to do the job. To refute the subcontractor's evidence of cost, the general contractor offered proof of what it had paid the substitute contractor.
The appellate court held that the proper way to refute the subcontractor's evidence of cost would be to prove what the job actually cost the substitute subcontractor.