Economic Loss Doctrine Inapplicable to Condo HOA suit

Condominium Association (HOA) was not barred by the economic loss doctrine from suing construction professionals, including the general contractor, that designed and constructed the condominium complex.   The suit was for damages from cracking concrete and various...

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...