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Re: Damages to reputation v damages to property

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To Christopher Wright:

    The economic loss doctrine as in Seely and Aas, mentioned in my prior 
post, is a warranty issue.  In such cases there can be no liability under a 
"negligence theroy" ( litigation involving EOR is a negligence theory) unless 
the defect complained of caused damage to other property; such claim must be 
maintained under a "breach of warranty" theory, not a "negligence theory."

    Damages to reputation is entirely different; first, libel and slander are 
intentional torts ; second, there is no property damage involved; thus this 
analysis (warranty  v  negligence) would not apply. 

Hope this made it clearer(?)

George Hakim