Renovated: Fla. Rules On Design Professional Liability

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A new law will soon go into effect in Florida that will impact anyone doing business with design professionals in that state, as well as the attorneys who represent them.

Ever since Moransais v. Heathman, 744 So. 2d 973 (Fla. 1999), Florida courts have recognized that individual professionals could be held liable to third parties for their negligence in the performance of a contract entered into by their employer. In Witt v. La Gorce Country Club Inc., 35 So. 3d 1033 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010), the...
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