Court Says Engineer Not Liable for Failing to Design in Compliance with ADA

by Michael C. Loulakis, President, Chief Executive Officer; Capital Project Strategies, LLC, Reston, VA,,
Lauren P. McLaughlin, Attorney; Briglia McLaughlin, Vienna, VA,,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 10, Pg. 88

Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: In a case involving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in which contractual duties intersected with the federal government’s preemption doctrine, the ruling protects design professionals. It also turns basic contract law principles on their head.

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