Third Party Negligence LitigationPDF
Darren Barker's article, "Third Party Negligence Litigation," was published on December 10, 2014 in Green Home Builder.
From the article...
"Historically, design professionals (architects and engineers) have been immune from third-party negligence litigation, but the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, makes it clear that plaintiffs can now pursue claims against architects, and generally design professionals, for providing faulty/defective design plans, even in the absence of an explicit contractual relationship."