This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
The Architect may withhold or, on account of subsequently discovered evidence, nullify the whole or a part of any certificate for payment to such extent as may be necessary to protect the Owner from loss on account of:
(a) Defective work not remedied.
(b) Claims filed or reasonable evidence indicating probable filing of claims.
(d) A reasonable doubt that the contract can be completed for the balance then unpaid.
When all the above grounds are removed certificates shall at once be issued for amounts withheld because of them.