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Are You a Design Firm? Evaluate Potential Risks Before Signing Project Contracts

The designer of the I-35W bridge that collapsed Minneapolis in 2007 is being sued for a design that was prepared over 50 years ago. Attorneys in Minnesota argued that a catastrophe should be an exception to the 15-year statute of limitations.

It’s time to re-think the issues associated with signing contracts if you are a design professional. While the issue posed by a statute of limitations will still be present, the costs associated with the litigation process surely created a hardship on Jacobs Engineering, and will cause them to reconsider how they go about buying design firms.