In Flagstaff Affordable Housing Limited Partnership v. Design Alliance, Inc. the Justices applied the ELR to deny an owner's claim against their architect for negligent design of an affordable housing project in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Backstory of Flagstaff Affordable Housing Limited Partnership v. Design Alliance, Inc.It started when an owner hired an architect to design an affordable housing project. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") required the project to comply with accessibility guidelines established under the Fair Housing Act. When the project failed to comply with those guidelines, HUD sued the owner.
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