The following is part one of a two part series originally published online in School Construction News on Wednesday, 25 April 2018. We all expect our… Read More »Part I: Key Provisions of School Facility Construction & Design Contracts
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… Read More »Savannah homeowners win sizable judgment in mold case against HVAC contractor
The following article was first published by Chadd L. Reynolds in the Division of Government Construction’s September 2016 Newsletter for the American Bar Association’s Forum… Read More »Reaffirming the Importance of Appeal Deadlines Under the Contract Disputes Act
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, an essential part of its professional negligence claim. Without the expert testimony, Plaintiffs’ professional negligence claim was doomed. The only remaining question was whether Plaintiffs also asserted claims of simple negligence. Finding that the claims were based solely on professional negligence, the case was properly dismissed.