WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP? | A shallow concrete pour leads to an interesting lawsuit

On the desk of President Harry S. Truman sat a sign that read, “The Buck Stops Here.”

In a case of professional negligence, the contractor’s expert opined that “the buck stops . . . with the quality assurance manager.” This is the conclusion of the 12-year history (from contract award to the most recent of several court opinions) of W.C. English, Inc. v. Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLC, et al., U.S. District Court, Western Dist. of Virginia, Lynchburg Division, Case No. 6:17-cv-00018 (Oct. 13, 2021). Continue reading the article at Roads & Bridges publication.


Published On: February 2, 2023

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