Subject: Re: Damages to reputation v damages to property
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 13:01:11 EST
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(?)