Court Affirms $17M Win For Ga. Garage Contractor

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT) -- A Georgia state appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $17 million verdict against Savannah, Ga., in a dispute with contractor Batson-Cook Co. over its subcontractor's claims that unanticipated soil conditions at an underground parking garage project caused costly delays.

In refusing to toss the verdict, a three-judge panel rejected the city's arguments about several alleged errors the lower court made leading up to the jury trial, including the judge's refusal to recuse himself, his denial of a directed verdict on Batson-Cook's final payment and bad faith...
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