Joint & Several Liability for Engineers

13 mars 2020 | Karen L. Weslowski | Vancouver

( Disponible en anglais seulement )

Canadian Consulting Engineer, March/April 2020

Construction litigation involving engineers has become more common, but also more complex. One example of this trend, which can be particularly  problematic, is the rule of joint and several liability.

This rule can encourage a ‘shotgun’ approach to litigation, give rise to frivolous claims and result in disproportionate settlements. While the potential unfairness arising from the application of the rule has been recognized and debated, no legislative reform has yet been implemented in Canada.

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