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Yeah, but the point being that although the company will be covered for work
done by it's employees the employee who signs the documents is naked if
named to a suit. Worst case is if a claim is made say 8 yrs after project
completion (under the statute of repose) the engineering company has gone
belly up five years ago. The employee who has become filthy rich with oil
proceeds and is no longer practicing engineering is the only one liable in
the design that is still around  now has to fork over his riches to cover
work that he preformed for which the owners of the engineering company got
rich from. Bummer.




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Caldwell, Stan" <scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 11:33 AM
Subject: RE: Job place indemnification


Paul Feather wrote:

I am amazed when I see non-principal engineers sealing documents.
Sealing documents is not prestige, it is liability.  If you are sealing
documents you should verify that you are a named insured under your
company policy. Also, Professional


Paul:

In Texas, and in most other states, engineers are required by law to
personally seal their own work.  It makes no difference whether or not
the engineers are officers and/or principals in the firm.  This is the
way it should be, because the safety of the public is paramount.  As a
practical matter, the firm's professional liability insurance always
extends to cover its employees.  Of course, significant and continuing
errors may nevertheless tend to jeopardize one's career path, even if
their pocketbook is not at immediate risk! <grin>

Regards,

Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas

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