Court of Appeals Reaffirms “Special Relationship” Requirement for Professional Liability in Architectural-Malpractice Context

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Court of Appeals Reaffirms “Special Relationship” Requirement for Professional Liability in Architectural-Malpractice Context
By: Benjamin D. Wu A professional relationship is the hallmark of a professional-negligence claim. Generally, damages for professional negligence aren’t recoverable in the absence of a professional relationship. This rule is well established in the context of legal malpractice and medical malpractice―a non-client or a non-patient generally doesn’t have grounds to sue for derivative damages...
Statutes give clarity to architectural-malpractice statutes of limitation
Suppose you’re an architect hired to design a new condominium development in a township. The township approved your plans, and the development is built and occupied more than three years ago.  Four years go by since you stopped providing services without a whisper of a problem. But then your firm is served with a lawsuit...
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