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Florida’s Slavin Doctrine: Alive, Well and Expanding?

In a recent opinion, the Fourth District Court of Appeal appears to have expanded the Slavin doctrine in the context of design professional liability. In McIntosh v. Progressive Design and Engineering, Inc. (Jan. 7, 2015),...more

Construction Case Law Update - January, 2015

FLORIDA STATE CASES - Slavin Doctrine; Design Contracts - Under the Slavin doctrine, a subcontractor design company was not liable despite negligently designing intersection traffic lights that resulted in a fatal car...more

Court of Appeal Upholds Judgment in Favor of County Based on Design Immunity Defense

A driver of a vehicle that collided with another vehicle at an intersection brought a lawsuit against a county asserting a claim of dangerous condition of public property. The court of appeal affirmed the judgment of the...more

Washington Supreme Court corrects lower court ruling on faulty road design case leading to injury car crash

This month, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Skagit County may not escape liability for faulty road design that led to a car crash in which the passenger was seriously injured, merely because the driver was also...more

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