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This is the harder way when you think about it. Working from a background
provided by the client almost guarantee's that you are in compliance with
your clients design. Redrawing the background creates a potential for
mistake.
There is no way to protect yourself from someone who really wants to sue.
Just try and make it difficult for the client to find an attorney by not
waiving a pot of gold guaranteeing them enough money to waste everyone's
time.

Dennis Wish PE
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Robert Rollo [mailto:rrollo(--nospam--at)TEAM-PSC.com]
    Sent: Friday, July 31, 1998 5:44 AM
    To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
    Subject: RE: Signing Plans


    easy way out there . . . draw your own sheet.

        -----Original Message-----
        From:   ErnieNSE(--nospam--at)aol.com [SMTP:ErnieNSE(--nospam--at)aol.com]
        Sent:   Thursday, July 30, 1998 11:36 PM
        To:     seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
        Subject:        Re: Signing Plans

        Dennis,

        Be carefull when you sign non-structural plans.

        I heard from another engineer his experience with signing
architectural sheets
        on the job he did the structural engineering on. He consulted with
his lawyer
        about writing "structural only" beside his stamp on the
architectural sheets,
        and the laywer said that in court, in front of the judge, the
"structural
        only" note does not mean a thing. When you sign a sheet, you are
responsible
        for it. If something goes wrong later on and they are looking for
somebody to
        sue, they'll go after you and not the unlicensed designer.

        Whether it is true or not, I don't know.

        Ernie Natividad