My husband often travels the back roads between Chapel Hill and Fuquay Varina to visit friends. En route (a circuitous route that goes past Sharon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, among other places), he passes by the “Friendly...more
Texas contractors have long tried to directly sue their owners’ professional design firms -- rarely with success -- when faulty plans cause economic losses such as increased costs from delays and disruptions. A few cases in...more
Can a contractor sue the project’s designer for losses allegedly caused by errors in construction documents?
This question was presented in the Eby v. LAN/STV case, which is now before the Texas Supreme Court....more
In 2009, the Nevada Supreme Court (“NSC”) applied the economic loss rule to bar claims of professional negligence by design professionals in commercial construction projects, ruling that “[i]n the context of engineers and...more
On April 24, 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law Senate Bill 286, which provides the conditions under which a design professional (i.e., an architect, engineer, interior designer, landscape architect, surveyor,...more
A new law will soon go into effect in Florida that will impact anyone doing business with design professionals in that state. ...more
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