Negligent misrepresentation can lead to actionable claims from contractors

Recently, a decision by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania expands a contractor’s ability to plead negligent misrepresentation claims directly against a design professional to evade application of the economic loss rule. This ruling increases the risk of claims against design professionals performing services in Pennsylvania. Courts in many states continue to erode the doctrine that... Continue Reading →

Managing the risk of liquor liability

As the holiday season approaches, many firms will be planning holiday parties for their staff and/or their clients, and these parties often involve serving alcohol. Serving alcohol may encourage bad behavior and could result in employment liability claims. Drinking too much and then returning to work could result in poor professional decisions, culminating in professional... Continue Reading →

Climate change considerations for engineers

The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) consists of national, international , and affiliated engineering societies around the world. The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) is the U.S. representative to the WFEO. The WFEO’s Standing Committee on Engineering and the Environment (CEE) has completed a new WFEO Model Code of Practice dealing with the... Continue Reading →

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