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159 So. 3d 200 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015)

The Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that the defendant engineering firm negligently designed plans for a road that ultimately resulted in the plaintiff’s death. The trial court agreed, and entered summary judgment in the Defendant’s favor, finding that a subsequent engineer who signs and seals plans is solely responsible for any negligence involving those plans, despite the fact that the error might have been made by the prior engineer. On appeal, the Firm successfully reversed the summary judgment in the engineering firm’s favor, thus holding that the signing and sealing of plans by a subsequent engineer does not absolve the prior engineer from all potential liability.