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Professional Liability Blog

We explore and analyze current issues and relevant topics to help accountants, attorneys, architects and engineers, insurance agents and real estate brokers avoid a professional liability case.

Professional Liability Blog
August 4, 2021

The Design Professional’s Saving Grace: Statutes of Repose and the Elimination of Perpetual Liability on Construction Projects

Legislatively-enacted statues of repose eliminate causes of action after a specified period of time and benefit design professionals by establishing a finite period of time in which a party can bring a civil action against them, thereby preventing stale claims and the difficulty of defending a suit where evidence and witnesses are no longer available.

Professional Liability Blog
October 31, 2016

In Illinois, Architects Not Required to Guarantee Habitability of Condos

Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court had to decide whether a claim for breach of the implied warranty of habitability can be brought against condominium architects purportedly responsible for alleged design defects—in particular, when the developer is insolvent. The court said no. Board of Managers of Film Exchange Lofts Condominium Association v. Fitzgerald Associates Architects P.C., 2016 IL App (1st) 113508-U (Ill. App. 2016) (“Fitzgerald”).