293766219 - Liability Engineers are responsible for the...

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Liability Engineers are responsible for the professional services that they provide either through their employer or directly to a client. The engineers' services should meet a professional standard of care. When a negligent error or omission is made, the engineer should be held responsible. However, all possible and reasonable steps should be taken to reduce the unnecessary and unwarranted liability exposure of engineers. It supports legislative action to repeal joint and several liability, place caps on contingency fees, impose tighter standards on punitive damage awards, and promote the use of alternative dispute resolution methods. Background Joint and several liability makes every defendant in a lawsuit liable for the entire amount of the plaintiffs damages regardless of the defendant’s degree of fault or responsibility. This poses particularly serious problems for engineers and other professionals. Proportionate liability holds defendants responsible only for the damages caused by their own negligence. Product liability laws are intended to protect consumers from injury because of manufacturing
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course ENG 307 taught by Professor Dr.t.t.wong during the Spring '11 term at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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