In an article published on August 13 by Philadelphia Business Journal, commercial litigator Matthew Olesh comments on the whistleblower case filed against Universal Concrete Products Corp. for allegedly falsifying quality control data. Olesh provides advice for clients who feel they may potentially be affected by a subcontractor’s faulty products or misleading data. “It may be a situation where other clients will need to independently verify what’s been done, take a look and make sure [Universal] actually did what they said they were going to do,” he said. “Just given the allegations, you need to be sure, and it might not be a good idea to just rely on their words.”
If a property owner is aware of Universal’s history of falsifying data and doesn’t get its own concrete checked out, and an issue arises in the future, they could be held liable, Olesh said. Subscribers may read the full article here.