The Economic-Loss Doctrine and What Turbines, Rings, Windows, Walls, and Lawn Mowers have in Common

The Defense Research Institute Magazine (DRI)

Authors: Jeff Goodman and Kevin Rutan

February 2016

The Economic-Loss Doctrine and What Turbines, Rings, Windows, Walls, and Lawn Mowers have in Common

Tort and contract law are the two separate and distinct theories of recovery in civil cases. Duties under tort law are created by law. In construction-defect cases, many of the duties owed by the various parties—a property owner, a contractor, product manufacturers, and suppliers, among others—are often created by contracts with mutually agreed-to terms...

The Economic-Loss Doctrine and What Turbines, Rings, Windows, Walls, and Lawn Mowers have in Common

Protecting Joint Ventures Against Third-Party Liability

"Protecting Joint Ventures Against Third-Party Liability" by Jeffrey Goodman

If you are starting a project that will involve your construction company and another company, this article will introduce you to common problems and ideas to keep in mind from the beginning to end of that project. It is a brief overview of joint ventures in the construction setting, but it is packed with Jeffrey Goodman's years of legal experience. 

Protecting Joint Ventures Against Third-Party Liability

The Attorney Client Privilege and the Municipal Lawyer

48 Drake L. Rev. 655 Drake Law Review 2000

 THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE AND THE MUNICIPAL LAWYER

Jeffrey L. Goodman & Jason Zabokrtsky

Copyright (c) 2000 Drake University;

 

I. Introduction

The attorney-client privilege is the oldest of common law privileges protecting confidential communications. In recent years, the extent of protection afforded to communications between a governmental lawyer and officers and employees of a governmental entity have been examined. Scholarly writings and case law on the subject have done little to resolve the issue of whether and under what circumstances the attorney-client privilege can successfully be claimed by governmental entities and its representatives. This article will examine the attorney-client privilege, the purposes underlying the privilege, the privilege in the corporate setting, and the problems associated with the privilege in the governmental setting, as well as the attorney-client privilege in criminal proceedings.

The Attorney Client Privilege and the Municipal Lawyer

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