1.0 CLE credit (applied for)
Is a Building a Product? How trial courts are applying the Economic Loss Rule post Tiara.
-The continued viability of the Economic Loss Rule in the construction context after the Tiara Condominium Ass'n, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan, Cos., Inc., 110 So. 3d 399 (Fla. 2013) decision was handed down by the Florida Supreme Court two years ago.
-Arguments based on Casa Clara Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Charley Toppino & Sons, Inc., 620 So. 2d 1244 (Fla. 1993) for treating a building as a product.
-Several state trial court rulings which have come down since the Tiara decision.
Jared E. Smith, Esq., Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, is a board certified construction lawyer. He is the editor of “CONSTRUCTive Talk,” the Florida Bar RPPTL Construction Law Committee’s newsletter. He practices in the areas of construction, banking and financial services, retail and hospitality, automotive negligence, and product liability.
Hugh Higgins, Esq., Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, represents clients in construction defect, product liability, casualty defense and commercial litigation matters. In his construction defect practice, Hugh defends contractors and subcontractors of consumer and commercial development projects. His casualty defense practice includes defending clients against claims involving premises liability, general negligence and other tort allegations.
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