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- Subject: Fwd: Joel Castro’s Article, Lincoln Electric’s Reponse, and Castro’s Rebuttal
- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 07 Aug 1997 12:41:49 GMT
For all you top-feeders, you'll want to read the March 1997 edition of the California Construction Law Reporter. Its published by Bancroft-Whitney at PO Box 7005, San Francisco, CA 94120-7005. Subscriptions are $200/year 1-800-848-4000. Joel Castro an attorney who specializes in construction defect litigation has written a lengthy article about welded steel moment frames. Katherine Bryan Jenks and Geoffrey J. Ritts has written a response, also published in the same edition presumably on behalf of the Lincoln Electric. Castro has added a one page rebuttal to their response. Castro argues that strict product liability may apply to "defective" welds and that sellers and seller's attorneys have a duty to disclose when selling property. Castro also argues that the "unequivocal intent of welded steel moment connections is ductility" and thus "information now available should put engineers and developers on notice that only ductile welded connections can produce an energy absorbing ductile moment frame, and owners should know that brittle welds must be replaced or disclosed." Jenks and Ritts responds by describing Castro's article as "chicken little, alarmist." They argue that strictly liability does not apply. Castro rebuts that Jenks and Ritts are "disingenuous. " He concludes that "Lincoln promoted its E70T-4 as the 'truck' capable of 'seismic resistance,' and instead delivered the 'compact car.'" FYI - We are not close to seeing the last of this debate. Fred Turner Staff Structural Engineer Seismic Safety Commission 1900 K St. #100 Sacramento, CA 95814 916-327-1606 916-322-9476 Fax --- 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 TAA02199 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Tue, 22 Apr 1997 19:37:45 -0500 (CDT) Received: from emout16.mx.aol.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.13) id ra019413; Tue, 22 Apr 1997 17:26:49 -0700 Received: (from root@localhost) by emout16.mail.aol.com (8.7.6/8.7.3/AOL-2.0.0) id UAA04215 for SEAOC(--nospam--at)seaoc.org; Tue, 22 Apr 1997 20:24:12 -0400 (EDT) Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 20:24:12 -0400 (EDT) From: FredT5(--nospam--at)aol.com Message-ID: <970422202320_-1702119082(--nospam--at)emout16.mail.aol.com> To: SEAOC(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Joel CastroÕs Article, Lincoln ElectricÕs Reponse, and CastroÕs Rebuttal MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=unknown-8bit 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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