Monthly Archives: September 2020

Did the construction contractor encounter a differing site condition? W.M. Schultz Construction Inc. v. Vermont Agency of Transportation. Supreme Court of Vermont (2018), by Hugh Anderson

Summary: W.M. Schultz Construction entered into a contract with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to rebuild four highway bridges destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene. Schultz completed three of the bridges without incident. The fourth bridge (referred to as Bridge 19) was a single-span steel-girder bridge over the White River. The east abutment of the […]

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Engineer’s duty to warn contractor of dangerous roof conditions. Waltman v. Engineering Plus, Inc. Supreme Court of Mississippi (2019), by Hugh Anderson

Summary: Construction foreman George Waltman was injured when he fell through the roof of a building in Meridian, Mississippi. Waltman was an employee of the general contractor, Norman Enterprises. Waltman claimed the project engineer was aware of the dangerous condition of the roof and failed to warn the workforce of the danger. Lauderdale County had […]

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