School construction costs part of lawsuit testimony - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

School construction costs part of lawsuit testimony

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:00:13 GMT
     Iraqi forces are battling suicide bombers and brutal Islamic State terrorists in Iraq. (Source: CNN) Iraqi forces are battling suicide bombers and brutal Islamic State terrorists in Iraq. (Source: CNN)
    Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday.More >>
    Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday.More >>
  • Camilla police investigating Friday night shooting

    Camilla police investigating Friday night shooting

    Camilla police investigating Friday night shooting

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:33:35 GMT
    (Source:MGN Online)(Source:MGN Online)
    Camilla police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday night.More >>
    Camilla police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday night.More >>
  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:00:11 GMT
    Healthcare workers help treat Liberians in an effort to combat an outbreak of Ebola. (Source: CNN)Healthcare workers help treat Liberians in an effort to combat an outbreak of Ebola. (Source: CNN)
    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production.More >>
    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production.More >>

August 12, 2005

Albany -- A Construction expert testified that the Dougherty County School System paid almost twice as much as other school districts to build schools in the late 90-s.

David Maschke's defamation lawsuit against the Beers Construction Company and the Moody Construction Company continued Friday.

Construction expert Greg Smith testified that Dougherty County schools were paying almost twice per square foot what other South Georgia counties were paying for the same construction.

 During those projects, Maschke, an architect, was fired by the construction companies, blaming him for some of those budget overruns.

Maschke's suit says Beers Moody caused the high costs. Maschke's lawyer, Dean Marshall said "We think that's powerful testimony of motive. That Beers Moody was acting to get rid of Mr. Maschke so that they would in effect silence a critic."

Maschke is asking for more than one million dollars from the construction companies, for hurting his business, blaming him for the cost overruns.

Maschke is a school board member now, but was not in 1997 when he was hired as an architect.

Maschke originally named the Dougherty County school system as part of this suit, but has dropped them from his complaint.

feedback: news@walb.com