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The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Louisiana

The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Louisiana

In Harbor Construction Company, Inc. v. Board of Supervisors , 2011 La. App. LEXIS 577 (May 12, 2011), the Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Fourth Circuit, gives nod to an ancient tenet of construction law: the Spearin Doctrine. In Harbor, the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (“LSU”), contracted with Harbor Construction Company,