Can Design Professionals Be Liable to Third-Party Purchasers?
In California they can. In a recent case, Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, copy here design professional provided architectural and engineering services for a large residential condominium project. After the project was completed, the condominium association sued the design professionals asserting that the design caused water infiltration, structural cracks and solar heat gain. The condo owners went so far as to say the heat gain [...]