California High Court Shines Beacon on California ArchitectsPDF
Darren Barker’s article, “California High Court Shines Beacon on California Architects,” was published in the September/October issue of Architectural West.
From the article...
"Watch out, California architects and other design professionals. The California Supreme Court recently held that persons who plan, design, and oversee the contraction of residential buildings owe a duty of care to future third-party homeowners, even though no identifiable contractual relationship exists between the parties. Design professionals have traditionally been immune from third-party negligence litigation, but the supreme court's decision make it clear that future homeowners can pursue a negligence cause of action against architects for providing faulty plans/designs."