South Carolina Court Holds Architect Can Be Liable To Subcontractors For Certifying Payments To Prime Contractor If It Knows That Subcontractors Are Not Being Paid

Cullum Mechanical Construction, Inc. v. South Carolina Baptist Hospital
Case Volume, Reporter: 344 S.C. 426, 544 S.E.2d 838 (2001)

Jenkins, Hancock & Sides Architects & Planners, Inc. (the “Architect”) entered into a design contract for the renovation of a medical center. Under its contract, the Architect was responsible for reviewing the General Contractor’s payment applications and certifying amounts due. Moreover, the Architect had the ability to withhold certification if the General Contractor failed to pay its subcontractors. Continue reading “South Carolina Court Holds Architect Can Be Liable To Subcontractors For Certifying Payments To Prime Contractor If It Knows That Subcontractors Are Not Being Paid”