The Design & Construction Management Professional Reporter: Spring 2023
Inside This Issue:
Note from the Editor
Donovan Hatem is pleased to present its Spring 2023 D&C Reporter. This past winter saw dramatic shifts in weather from day to day. Economic conditions have been equally unsettled and oftentimes defy prediction, but there is a wide array of public and private projects that occupy the industry.
This edition discusses recent cases on the statute of repose as it applies to design professionals in a variety of contexts, the economic loss doctrine, which can be used to bar certain claims for purely economic loss and largely impacts cases brought by parties with whom professionals are not in privity, successor liability of architects and assignment of design agreements.
These cases demonstrate that the law is constantly evolving and differs from state to state. That is why we continue to vigilantly monitor developments and keep our readers informed.
We hope you find these articles informative and helpful. If you have any questions or wish to discuss these articles or any issue impacting the design and construction industry, please reach out to us.
Stephen F. Willig
North Carolina Court Clarifies  Plaintiffs Have the Burden of Proving – not Pleading- That Their Claim Was Filed Within the Statue of Repose and  the Statute of Repose Commences on Substantial Completion for Each Contractor