Ozark company wins $1.8 million in damages

A federal jury awarded an Ozark-based contracting company more than $1.8 million in damages after finding an engineering firm committed fraud, negligence and contractual interference in relation to work at U.S. Helicopter.

Court records indicate the jury reached the verdict for Glenn Construction against Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon on Friday. . The complaint stems from work Glenn Construction performed for an expansion of U.S. Helicopter at Blackwell Field in Ozark. BWSC, the lead contractor for the project, is a Tennessee-based company with an office in Dothan.

The complaint said BWSC failed or refused to notify Glenn Construction of a pre-existing underground stream and other drainage features that caused unexpected soil conditions.

The jury found BWSC made false statements and withheld facts from Glenn Construction with the intent to deceive. 

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