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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 30 Jul 1997 14:53:20 GMT
I agree fully with Roger. I, too, have been threatened with suit. I was pulled in by the testing lab who was sued by the client. It did not matter if I was liable or not, I was part of the design process and pulled into the claim to share the compensation. By the use of my big mouth or because I was uninsured - I was dropped from the suit, which was paid out by the contractors and testing labs. The contractor was also an innocent party to the mess. It stemed from a design that was accomplished based upon values issued by a testing lab. The building was to be retrofit. A testing lab was brought in by the clients to do a push test and pachometer test on the structure. The lab reported that the building was unreinforces. The design was completed a contractor chosen and work commensed - only to hit vertical steel reinforcement in the walls. The testing lab duplicated it's original test and found that it was reinforced - blaming their employee for the mistake. The contractor and roofing sub-contractor settled due to the urgings of their insurance company (for what I'll never know). The testing lab paid the rest. I screamed and threated the testing lab that I would spread the word throughout the professional community of their unethical practice. Their lawyer even found an engineer to state that the engineer of record was liable to clear them of a frivilous lawsuit. When it was discovered that I operated an office from my home without assets - the lawyers backed down. Had I had insurance, I would probably have been forced to follow the path that Roger described. Dennis Wish PE --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [22.214.171.124]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id UAA11984 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Thu, 6 Mar 1997 20:42:10 -0600 (CST) Received: from key.cyberg8t.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id ma005888; Thu, 6 Mar 1997 18:18:06 -0800 Received: from Cyberg8t.cyberg8t.com (pdhost19.cyberg8t.com [126.96.36.199]) by key.cyberg8t.com (8.8.5/8.6.12) with ESMTP id SAA24081 for <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>; Thu, 6 Mar 1997 18:16:51 -0800 (PST) Message-Id: <199703070216.SAA24081(--nospam--at)key.cyberg8t.com> From: "Dennis S. Wish PE" <wish(--nospam--at)cyberg8t.com> To: <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Subject: Re: Insurance Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 18:13:08 -0800 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Priority: 3 X-Mailer: Microsoft Internet Mail 4.70.1160 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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