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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 06 Aug 1997 14:57:02 GMT
In a message dated 97-04-08 22:23:57 EDT, wish(--nospam--at)cyberg8t.com (Dennis S. Wish PE) writes: >I restrict my liability to my fee's less expenses and have done this for the >past ten years or so. I also have included this in my contract except for work with municipalities. At the last meeting of the consulting structural engineer's society (CSES ) in L.A., lawyer Stephen Swartz gave a presentation on this subject. His practice is exclusivly defending engineers ( for insurance companies ) . He said: limitation of liability is definately valid. You are far less likely to be sued if you do not have insurance. . You should discard your calc's when the job is done and they are no longer required to complete the job.. This is important because an expert can always find something wrong with your calc's . The expert will then have several thousand $ fee that the lawyer has to pay. The lawyer is not going to drop a suit when he has paid several thousand $ especially when you have insurance. Lawyers have access to experts that will get the answers they want. On the other hand if you have no calc's, a good engineer can usually fine tune new calc's to make a plan work. In general his opinion was that the less paper you have the better off you are. OSB will be the next big lawsuit area because once he shows a jury OSB exposed to moisure compared to plywood exposed to moisture they will award big $. He told those attending they have now been warned not to use it. All condos of 15 units or more will have lawsuits . Without exception in the future. Disclaimer : these were opinions from a lawyer Tom Harris, SE Thousand Oaks, CA --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [220.127.116.11]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id WAA11745 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Tue, 8 Apr 1997 22:25:18 -0500 (CDT) Received: from emout14.mx.aol.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id ma016990; Tue, 8 Apr 1997 20:11:02 -0700 Received: (from root@localhost) by emout14.mail.aol.com (8.7.6/8.7.3/AOL-2.0.0) id XAA02915 for seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org; Tue, 8 Apr 1997 23:08:15 -0400 (EDT) Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 23:08:15 -0400 (EDT) From: HARRISENGR(--nospam--at)aol.com Message-ID: <970408230623_84043927(--nospam--at)emout14.mail.aol.com> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Re: Limit of Liability 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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