Loss Doctrine Bars Misrepresentation Claims, Judge Says

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 9:19 PM EST) -- A Missouri federal judge on Monday dismissed a painting contractor's lawsuit accusing The Sherwin-Williams Co. of supplying it with defective products, predicting the state's highest court would find that negligent misrepresentation claims are barred by the economic loss doctrine.

When Dannix Painting LLC was hired to paint new buildings at an Air Force base in Florida, it decided to use a product made by Sherwin-Williams, according to the contractor's complaint. The finish using that first product was allegedly defective, so Dannix asked for an alternative. But...
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