No Warranty of Design

In response to a plaintiff’s suit against an engineer alleging breach of an express warranty, a court held that the complaint must be dismissed because the record revealed no express warranty, and if the service was performed negligently the cause of action must be...

Requirements of Expert Affidavit of Lawsuit Merit

Statutes in several states require that law suits against design professionals be accompanied by an affidavit of merit by an expert, attesting there is a reasonable probability that the defendant did not exercise the requisite standard of care. The issue to be decided...

Judgment Against Architects Reversed Due to Lack of Expert Testimony

Expert testimony most be presented by a plaintiff to prove that a design professional violated the standard of care and was, therefore, negligent in the performance of professional services. In Taylor v. DeLosso, 725 A.2d 51 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1999), the court reversed...