Friday, June 25, 2010

Court Case Outcome Could Allow Contractors To Sue

Yvonne Castillo
TSA General Counsel

As blogged before, see below, pending before the Texas Supreme Court is a case where one of the issues is: whether or not to allow a third party "contractual stranger" to sue a design professional for economic damages. If the Court rules "yes," then contractors who claim economic losses stemming from the architectural plans and specifications could sue architects. Because the ruling could have a tremendous impact on the architectural profession, we filed an amicus brief ("friend of the court") with the Court this morning.

Click to read TSA’s amicus brief.


Susan Welker, AIA said...

Thank you Yvonne for sharing this post and preparing this document.

Dave said...

Wow. This should let all of us architects and engineers know that the "teams" as we have known them are no longer working. Perhaps the time is right to organize architects, engineers and contractors into the "voice of the built environment" in Texas. We are fighting a losing battle when we all try to defend and expand our own turf without regard to everyone who gets a project built. Let's not spend our energy robbing eachother's limited resources.