South Dakota High Court Affirms Dismissal Of Suit Over Engineering Firm’s Report

Mealey's (July 22, 2015, 12:35 PM EDT) -- PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court on July 15 affirmed a trial court judge’s decision to award summary judgment to an engineering firm accused of professional negligence, ruling that the firm did not owe a duty to a couple who subsequently purchased the home and that they did not rely on the firm’s report when purchasing the property (Roger Johnson, et al. v. Hayman & Associates Inc., et al., No. 27149, S.D. Sup.; 2015 S.D. LEXIS 109).

(Opinion available. Document #09-150807-002Z.)

The court noted...
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