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Project Completion Doesn't Shield Contractor From Liability

Monday, February 04, 2008 02:17 pm

Project Completion Doesn't Shield Contractor From Liability

A federal court found that completion and acceptance of work doesn't automatically shield a contractor from liability for third-party injuries arising from defective construction.

Long after a contractor had completed and been paid for work that required constructing a berm at an intersection, a car accident occurred there. The victims sued the contractor, alleging that because the berm blocked visibility, the contractor should have erected a stop sign when the barricade that was placed during construct [...]

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