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PODCAST: How Contractors Become Responsible For Project Design

Authors: Randolph E. Ruff (Chicago), Jonathan M. Mraunac (Chicago)

Published Date: December 4, 2018

Design delegation—when a construction contractor assumes responsibility for project design—can expose contractors to increased liability. In this episode, Randy Ruff and Jonathan Mraunac discuss how design delegation can occur and best practices for managing the associated risks.



Randolph E. Ruff  (Chicago)

Randolph E. Ruff
Mr. Ruff has been representing general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other participants in the construction industry since 1986. As the chair of Ogletree’s construction practice group, that U.S. News and World Report has ranked as a Tier-1 practice group, Mr. Ruff prosecutes and defends claims arising out of public and private construction projects in federal and state court litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Ruff handles claims involving construction and material...

Jonathan M. Mraunac  (Chicago)

Jonathan M. Mraunac
Jonathan Mraunac represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other participants in the construction industry. As a member of Ogletree's construction practice group, Jonathan advises clients relative to all aspects of the construction process including the prosecution and defense of claims in federal and state court, arbitration, and mediation, the perfection and prosecution of mechanics lien claims, and the formation and negotiation of contract documents. Recently, Jonathan...

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