Economic Loss Doctrine Prevents Subcontractor from Suing Engineer

A dispute arose among a second tier-subcontractor, a first tier-subcontractor and the prime contractor on a U.S. Naval Shipyard project in Maine. It was resolved through arbitration. The second-tier sub then filed litigation in court against Stantec Consulting...

Economic Loss Rule Does not Apply to Fraud Claims

The economic loss rule was applied by a trial court to bar a homeowner in a contractual relationship with a contractor from suing for fraud instead of only for breach of contract. This was reversed on appeal, with the appellate court holding that while claims for...