Legal and Insurance Trends in Engineering

by Gardner M. Reynolds, (F.ASCE), Sr. Part./Chmn. of Executive Committee; Dames & Moore, Los Angeles, Calif.,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 3-10

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper describes the attitudes of society today on the use of litigation to collect financial compensation for alleged damages in product liability and professional liability situations. Methods which engineering managers are using to combat the attitudes, including insurance, loss prevention programs, conflict resolution, arbitration, mediation-arbitration, peer review and tort reform, are considered.

Subject Headings: Legal affairs | Insurance | Liability | Litigation | Financial management | Managers | Arbitration | Peer review

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