Court Holds that Economic Loss Doctrine Bars Owners From Holding Designers Personally Liable

in Architects and Engineers, Publications

On February 12, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio held that professional negligence claims sounding in tort by owners against design firms is improper where the action is predicated on conduct arising out of a purported breach of contract and that the economic loss doctrine bars claims by owners against individual design professionals where the owner is not in privity of contract with the individual design professional. . . 2015 – Court Holds Economic Loss Doctrine Bars Owners from Holding Designers Personally Liable – February