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Category Archives: Architects

One-Size-Fits-All Data Breach Notification Laws Don’t Exist

One-Size-Fits-All Data Breach Notification Laws Don’t ExistFirms Must Be Aware of State Data Breach Notification Laws

The Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, sponsored by IBM, reveals that the average cost to a company for investigations, notification, and response when sensitive and confidential information was lost or stolen was $3.5 million. Moreover, according to Identity Theft Resource Center, 92 million records were exposed from 619 data breaches in 2013, 84% coming from …

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The Risk of Criminal Liability for Architects Arising from Property Disasters

The Risk of Criminal Liability for Architects Arising from Property DisastersArchitects Facing Criminal Charges for Work Errors, Negligence Is Rare

A recent article in an insurance publication discussed how the fact that criminal charges made against architects in the wake of building disasters is indeed a rare occurrence. We decided to take a look into a couple of examples when architects faced criminal liability as result of their work and the outcome of the charges made against them.

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Innovation Comes with Risk: The Need for Architects E&O Insurance

As an architect, you may remember the famous MIT lawsuit against Frank Gehry in 2007 over the design and functionality of its 720,000-square-foot nine-story Stata Center. The research building was opened in 2004, and after developing several issues such as leaks, cracking bricks, mold, and snow falling onto the sidewalk, MIT sued Gehry and Beacon Skanska, the builder. No amount was named for the damages and the suit was …

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