Pa. Justices Won't Put Insurer On Hook For Engineer's Fees

By Rick Archer (September 11, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused Friday to hear the appeal of a decision that found state law doesn't count engineering services as "labor" for the purpose of collecting on a highway project contractor's bond.

In a one-sentence order, the court refused to hear Widmer Engineering Inc.'s appeal of two lower court decisions that found the company couldn't recover payments allegedly owed by a general contractor on a bridge replacement project under a bond issued by Penn National Insurance. The trial court and an intermediate appeals court found there was no precedent for finding that the state Public Works Contractors' Bond Law...

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