The Architectural Firm: A law suit against the Architects will not prevail:
At first Dean Gus blamed the architects because they were the ones who drew up the blueprints with the wine cellar in the attic. But, Gus invited input from others. Therefore, the architect was not wrong in following instructions from Gus’ pals. The architects live in Colorado where it is not irresponsible to build a wine cellar above ground
The Contractors: A lawsuit against the Contractors will not prevail:
The Contractor built the project exactly per pre-approved specifications. The blueprints were stamped with the Inspector’s approval. The blueprints were handed to him by the Engineers. He did what was expected of him.
The Inspectors: A lawsuit against the Inspectors will not prevail:
The Inspector’s job is to make sure the building is structurally sound and that the electrical, etc. is done per code. It is not his job to ensure that it is suitable for the intended purpose. He did what was expected of him.
The Construction Engineers: A lawsuit against the Construction Engineering firm will prevail:
Construction project engineers are the go-to people who make a construction project work. Next to the Architect that draws up the blueprints, they are the most important people on the job. If the project proceeds smoothly, they get the credit. If the project has problems, they often get the blame. His skills and experience played a big part in the outcome. The fact that he looked at the blueprints upside down and didn’t notice the cellar was in the attic was his fault. There is also evidence he was imbibing on the job.
It seemed a simple endeavor. Convert the #BarnyardLawyer office into Whisky’s Bar, as a fitting tribute to that late great Dynamic Dachshund, Whisky. It was to have been a beautiful venue, one designed by many of Whisky’s fabulous furfriends.
There would be the bar itself, a magnificent monument that would put that similar structure named Cheers to shame. And, of course, the wine cellar basement was to have been a shear work of art, one that would surely live up to the fine time-honored sentiment In Vino Veritas. The new office, and supply space, was set to be in the old unused empty attic. All in all, a wonderful project, at least on the proverbial drawing board. Of course, as we all know, the best laid plans of minis (as in Dean @GregariousGus) and men often go astray.
When the inspection of the completed project took place, the bar was outstanding. The rest of the conversion, not so much. The office and supply space was inconveniently in the basement. Much, much worse was that the wine cellar was in the attic with direct sunshine savagely beating down upon it. As you can imagine, multiple lawsuits ensued.
Now then dear students..... Who was legally to blame?
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** The Colorado based licensed architects, the esteemed firm of Hoho, Twinky, and Dingdong, had designed dozens of projects such as this before, and were well-versed in the needs of the foodservice and beverage industries.
** The universally acclaimed building contractors, Bimbam Builders and CandyStoreOperators, LLC, were at the top of their industry.
** And the construction engineer, Woozy Wally Waldo, had impeccable credentials and was a consultant on such erstwhile projects as Candyland, The Enchanted Forrest, and The House of The Rising Sun.
As always, be sure to include the hashtag #BarnyardLawyer with your astute responding Tweeted answers, including the reason(s) why.
At least for now.