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By Pete Ellis


June 22, 2005

Susan Doherty is to be congratulated for expressing her open and clear beliefs about "getting with it" and I would join her in expressing the same.

As an attorney I find it hard to believe that the multiple breach of a construction contract have not, in fact, lead to a termination of the same by the Borough and the filing of litigation to recover all of the damages that are a consequence of the breach.

I am sure we have other contractors in town with sufficient expertise that would allow them to prioritize their busy schedules so as to organize a substantial and capable crew able to put in the time and effort to clean up the many McGraw discrepancies and provide a detailed track of what McGraw and the responsible architects should pay as a consequence.

Perhaps the main problem with any such litigation would be the potential for McGraw bankruptcy proceedings but perhaps that would take care of the problem once and for all. Particularly in terms of what is apparently another substantial claim as a result of Ketchikan General Hospital construction errors.

Possibly the City and the Borough should join forces?

Pete Ellis
Ketchikan, AK - USA


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