economic loss doctrine

SRC Constr. Corp of Monroe v. Atl. City Housing Auth.
2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47301 (D.N.J. April 2, 2013)

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied a defendant architect’s motion for summary judgment, holding that the economic loss doctrine applies only to bar tort claims between parties to a contract.Continue Reading U.S. District Court in New Jersey Holds Economic Loss Doctrine No Bar to General Contractor’s Delay Claims Against Architect

Bilt-Rite Contractors, Inc. v. The Architectural Studio
2005 Pa. LEXIS 99 (Pa. January 19, 2005)
The East Penn School District entered into a contract with The Architectural Studio (“TAS”), pursuant to which TAS agreed to prepare plans, drawings and specifications (collectively, “Design Documents”) for the construction of a new school. The Design Documents were submitted to contractors for the purpose of preparing bids to perform the general construction of the school. Bilt-Rite submitted a bid for the general construction work, and was awarded the contract as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. The contract between Bilt-Rite and the School District specifically referred to and incorporated by reference, TAS’s Design Documents.
Continue Reading Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That a Contractor May Sue an Architect for Economic Losses Caused By Defective Design, Notwithstanding Lack of Contractual Relationship Between the Architect and Contractor