Author Archives: Kevin Watson

Pennsylvania Supremes Nix Certificate of Merit for “Non-Client” Malpractice Claims

Pennsylvania Supremes Nix Certificate of Merit for “Non-Client” Malpractice Claims

This month the Pennsylvania Supreme Court confirmed that tort claims against design professionals brought by third parties, or “non-clients,” need not be vetted and confirmed pre-litigation by a peer professional review, as would be the case if the claims were brought by a client of the designer. In  Bruno v. Erie Ins. Co., 2014 Pa.