Professional Liability Advocate

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When Less Is More: The pitfalls of saying too much in professional contracts

Posted in Architects & Engineers, Design Professionals, Professional Liability
Design and other professionals often incorporate their practices in an effort to avoid individual liability. They also add well-crafted limitations of liability and indemnification clauses in their form services contracts to avoid responsibility for problems that arise in the execution of the plans. These strategies are especially important for practitioners in jurisdictions where a design… Continue Reading

It Takes One to Confront One in a Professional Liability Claim

Posted in Architects & Engineers, Design Professionals, Professional Liability
Would an architect by any other name smell as sweet? The answer is no when it comes to authoring an affidavit of merit in New Jersey. A recent case made clear that an affidavit from a professional licensed in a different field cannot support a professional liability claim, even if they have sufficient expertise in… Continue Reading

Riders on the Storm Beware

Posted in Design Professionals
Every summer, warm weather prompts millions to flock to bodies of water. While sunbathers likely give little thought to the source of water in which they frolic, design professionals and builders of public and private projects must pay careful attention to how construction will affect stormwater that eventually finds its way into lakes and oceans.… Continue Reading