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Carrie L. Christie Published in Commercial Building Savvy

Carrie L. Christie was published in the September/October 2009 edition of Commercial Building Savvy magazine. The article, like similar ones that have appeared in industry publications explains how the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision in early 2009 will impact contractors. Click here to read the complete article, “Supreme Court Upholds Doctrine Favorably Impacting Contractors’ Liability.”

Commercial […]

October 22nd, 2009|Construction / Construction Defect, Firm News, Professional Liability|

R & C obtains summary judgment for Bar/Restaurant

On September 2, 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorney Michael Becker, obtained summary judgment in State Supreme Court, Suffolk County before Judge Mayer in favor of all defendants including The Nutty Irishman, a Bar/Restaurant in Bay Shore Long Island.

In this case, the plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell in the dance floor area and suffered a […]

September 2nd, 2009|Firm News, General Defense Litigation|

Carrie L. Christie Published in The Georgia Contractor: “Legislature Overhauls Transportation Oversight”

Carrie L. Christie was published in the July/August 2009 edition of The Georgia Contractor magazine. The article, “Legislature Overhauls Transportation Oversight: Strips DOT Power; Fails to Pass Funding Measure,” recounts the tumultuous session of the 2009 General Assembly that sought to deal with Georgia’s transportation woes. Click here to read the full text.

Ms. Christie’s […]

August 22nd, 2009|Construction / Construction Defect, Firm News|

R & C obtains summary judgment for Construction Company

On June 8, 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorney Michael Becker, obtained summary judgment in State Supreme Court, New York County before Judge Solomon in favor of Integrity Contracting Inc. dismissing all third-party plaintiffs’ causes of action.

In this case, the plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell down stairs and suffered multiple broken bones. The accident purportedly […]

June 8th, 2009|Construction / Construction Defect, Firm News|

R&C Obtains Summary Judgment for Local Church and Minister

On June 8, 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorneys Carrie Christie and Andrea E. Dobur obtained summary judgment in favor of Bethany Christian Church, Inc., and its youth minister in a civil battery case.

The plaintiff alleged that, following a Wednesday night youth group, the youth minister struck her minor son on the head with a […]

June 8th, 2009|Firm News, General Defense Litigation|

Carrie L. Christie Published in The Georgia Contractor: “Supreme Court Upholds Doctrine Impacting Contractors’ Liability”

Carrie L. Christie was published in the March/April 2009 edition of The Georgia Contractor magazine. The article, “Supreme Court Upholds Doctrine Impacting Contractors’ Liability,” explains the effects of the high court’s decision on contractors in Georgia. Click here to read the complete article.

As Ms. Christie recommends in her article, “Attorneys should advise their contractor […]

April 22nd, 2009|Construction / Construction Defect, Firm News, Professional Liability|

R&C Wins Defense Verdict

In 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorneys Carrie L. Christie and Andrea E. Dobur won a defense verdict during a bifurcated trial in Fulton County (Georgia) State Court. The case had the potential for a verdict in excess of the policy limits and significant punitive damages against the insured. Plaintiff’s counsel would not accept policy […]

April 22nd, 2009|ERISA, Firm News, Insurance|

R & C Obtains Summary Judgment for Construction Company

On April 10, 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorneys Carrie Christie and Andrea E. Dobur obtained summary judgment in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, in favor of Comanche Construction Company.

The plaintiff, a local university police officer, was involved in a car accident in a construction zone on Interstate-85 in Atlanta. According to […]

April 10th, 2009|Construction / Construction Defect, Firm News|

R & C Wins Jury Verdict In Excess of $1 Million for Cooperative Building

On April 3, 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorneys Michael Becker and Veronica Gannon obtained a jury award in the amount of $1,146,146.25 in State Supreme Court, New York County. Judge Ling-Cohan presided over the three week trial involving a partial collapse of a historic building in Soho. The jury determined that the partial collapse […]

April 3rd, 2009|Construction / Construction Defect, Firm News|

Georgia Supreme Court Affirms Decision in Favor of R&C Client

On February 9, 2009, the Supreme Court of Georgia handed Rutherford & Christie partner Carrie L. Christie a victory by affirming the lower courts’ decision in favor of the firm’s client, Oxford Construction, in a negligent construction case (Bragg et. al. v. Oxford Construction Company).

Ken and Francesca Bragg sued Oxford Construction after Mrs. Bragg […]

February 22nd, 2009|Construction / Construction Defect, Firm News, Professional Liability|