Attorney Richard T. Holland settles claims against engineering firm for more than $1 million.

The Town of Stow, represented by KP Law attorney Richard Holland, sued its project engineer for alleged errors in the design of roadway improvements to Route 117 (Town of Stow v. Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Middlesex Superior Court). The Town alleged, among other things, that the engineer’s grading and drainage designs were defective and resulted in significant cost overruns during construction. Before construction was completed, the Town terminated the engineer’s contract. At significant additional cost, the Town hired a new engineer and redesigned and reconstructed the project. After more than a dozen depositions and formal mediation, the engineer agreed to pay the Town more than $1 million.

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