common law duty of reasonable care

M.A. Mortenson Co. v. City of Grand Rapids,
1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11626 (W.D. Mich. July 27, 1995)
For the construction of a water filtration system, the City of Grand Rapids (“Grand Rapids”), as the owner of the project, contracted with, inter alia, Greeley and Hansen to provide engineering services, and Envirex, Inc. (“Envirex”) for flocculation and sedimentation equipment (the “equipment”). After delivery and installation, the equipment allegedly did not work properly, and it sustained stress related damage. Several claims ensued.Continue Reading District Court in Michigan Holds that Manufacturer of Water Treatment Equipment May Have Action Upon Implied Contract Against Owner’s Engineer for Costs of Redesign and Modification of Equipment to Make Treatment System Work