Missouri Upholds Spearin Doctrine in Case of First Impression

by Michael C. Loulakis, President, Chief Executive Officer; Capital Project Strategies, LLC, Reston, VA, mloulakis@cp-strategies.com,
Lauren P. McLaughlin, Attorney; Briglia McLaughlin, Vienna, VA, lmclaughlin@briglialaw.com,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 6, Pg. 84-84


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The Spearin doctrine figures in a recent case of first impression by Missouri’s Court of Appeals in which a contractor recovers damages against a public owner because the latter furnished faulty plans and specifications.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Court decisions | Contractors and subcontractors | Owners | Geological faults

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