Record: Case of the Silent Alarm: GT Construction Company, Inc. v. the Sentry Company, Inc. Civil Action File 93-4223-1, The
Case of the Silent Alarm: GT Construction Company, Inc. v. the Sentry Company, Inc. Civil Action File 93-4223-1, The
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George Townsend, owner of GT Construction, Inc., a small operation engaged in commercial and residential renovations, filed suit against Sentry Co., Inc. when their alarm system did not activate during a burglary. The case raises the questions about malpractice, ethics, and professionalism. "Each lawyer must find within his own conscience the touchstone against which to testthe extent to which his actions should rise above minimum standards."