Ms Anna-Bryce Hobson

Anna-Bryce Hobson

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Two wrongs don't make a right: unlicensed contractors can pursue designers for negligence
USA | 01 March 2021

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently determined that a builder who fails to comply with state licensing requirements may still pursue a negligence claim against design professionals. The case emphasises that contractors should ensure that they comply with state licensing laws before bidding a project and that designers should note when contractors performing work on their projects obtain the necessary licences.