Defense Verdict in Construction Defect Case
Paul Sperry and Patrick Norris obtained a defense verdict for a large masonry contractor on January 27, 2012 in Charleston County, South Carolina. The masonry contractor was hired by the original general contractor ten years after original construction in an effort to address water intrusion concerns around windows. The plaintiff homeowner sought over $300,000 in damages for allegedly defective work related to original construction and the subsequent masonry repairs. The jury found in favor of the plaintiff as to negligence of the general contractor, but absolved the masonry contractor of any fault for the plaintiff’s alleged damages.