Here is a story from Sullivan County telling of a revolving door for attorneys in an architectural malpractice suit. "Sullivan West has fired two attorneys’ firms handling a number of lawsuits associated with the construction of the Lake Huntington campus. On Thursday night, the board dismissed Westchester attorney John Osborn, who was handling the district’s case against Hilliard Construction. The district is suing the architect for malpractice.
Also gone is Poughkeepsie’s Shaw & Perelson, which was defending the district in suits brought by former contractors.
"It was time for a change," Board President Arthur Norden said.
The majority of the board wasn’t satisfied with the progress of lawsuits that have dragged on for more than three years, Norden said. To date, Sullivan West has spent about $1.3 million on litigation associated with the Lake Huntington building project. The attorneys also weren’t keeping board members in the loop, he said.
The board has hired Albany-based Bond, Schoeneck & King to take over the cases. "