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Is there a doctrine in the house? Part 5

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Is there a doctrine in the house? Part 5

Under the Accepted-Work Doctrine, contractors and designers are relieved of liability to injured third parties after a completed project goes back to the owner. The Accepted-Work Doctrine – also known as the Acceptance Doctrine, the Completed and Acceptance Rule, or, in Florida, the Slavin Doctrine – deals with the liability of contractors and design professionals for defects after completion of the project. Under this doctrine, once the owner has accepted the work, a contractor is not liable to third parties who have no contractual relations with it, for damages later suffered by reason of its negligence in the performance of...

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