Cases - Summary Judgment for Engineering Firm in Professional Negligence Claim

Summary Judgment for Engineering Firm in Professional Negligence Claim

Resolution Date
08/15/2014

Practice Areas
Construction Litigation
Design Professional
Construction Insurance

Description

Mike Ethridge and Robert Hawk obtained summary judgment for an engineering firm in a contentious professional negligence matter in Greenville, South Carolina. Plaintiffs in two corollary cases brought suit against the engineers who designed a significant public works project which installed water lines over the plaintiffs’ properties. Plaintiffs alleged the engineers failed to properly assess the boundary lines of their property and easements to be used to install the water line and claimed half a million dollars in damages due to the alleged temporary and permanent trespass and resulting lost property value.Despite significant opposition argument on the issues and facts, the Court agreed with the defense arguments and granted summary judgment.

Attorneys Involved
Robert B. Hawk
R. Michael Ethridge

CCS Office
Atlanta
Charleston