Cases - Motion to Dismiss Granted with Prejudice for Failure to File Affidavit of Qualified Expert against an Architect

Motion to Dismiss Granted with Prejudice for Failure to File Affidavit of Qualified Expert against an Architect

Resolution Date
10/25/2011

Practice Areas
Construction Litigation
Design Professional

Description

Mike Ethridge recently prevailed on a Motion to Dismiss with prejudice filed in state court on behalf of an architectural firm. Plaintiff alleged that the architect defendant violated the standard of care, causing or contributing to his fall on a ramp outside a South Carolina library, and filed the affidavit of a safety consultant contemporaneously with the Complaint. The South Carolina court granted Mike’s Motion to Dismiss with prejudice on the basis that the safety consultant was not qualified to render an opinion on an architect’s standard of care.

Attorneys Involved
R. Michael Ethridge

CCS Office
Atlanta