Court Dismisses Cross Claims Against Utility Based on Construction Anti-Indemnity Statute

When a plane crashed and several passengers and crew died or were injured, their representatives sued several defendants, including a nearby plant owner, Milliken & Company (“Plant Owner”), based on claims that transmission lines on Plant Owner’s property were too …

Savannah homeowners win sizable judgment in mold case against HVAC contractor

Two Savannah homeowners filed a complaint against a local air conditioning contractor and its insurer, asserting claims of professional negligence and fraud. The couple alleged that in March 2009, the contractor replaced the duct system of their home’s air conditioning …

Atlanta Bar Construction Newsletter Article

Autry, Hall & Cook attorney David Cook contributed an article to the Atlanta Bar Construction Law Section.  The article addresses a recent case that involved several important construction litigation issues, including:

  • the Acceptance Doctrine,
  • absence of privity in a

Professional vs. Ordinary Negligence Claims Against Contractors and Engineers

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently addressed the distinction between professional negligence vis‑à‑vis simple negligence.  This distinction was particularly important in Hamilton-King v. HNTB Georgia, Inc., 2011 WL 2716073 (2011) because the trial court previously excluded Plaintiffs’ expert testimony, …