The Brave New World of Defense Obligations in California [ACEC CA Bay Bridge Chapter]

  • April 27, 2011
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, 2nd Floor

The ACEC CA Bay Bridge Chapter would like to invite AAAE Members to below meeting at Member price


Ben Patrick, Attorney
Watt, Tider, Hoffar & Fitzgeral, LLP

Re: The Brave New World of Defense Obligations in California

In January 2010, the 6th District Court of Appeals ruled on the case of UDC v. CH2MHill. In this decision, the court held that CH2MHill had the duty to defend the owner even though the jury found no negligence on the part of CH2MHill. Our speaker, Mr. Ben Patrick, represented CH2MHill in this landmark case. He will discuss the impact of this decision and ways to protect the design profession going forward.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, 2nd Floor



Thanks to our sponsor this month




Please use our preferred Registration & Payment Method:



Email with: 1) your name, 2) phone number, 3) company, 4) bring exact cash or check payable to ACEC CA BBC to the meeting.

Deadline to register is Mon, Apr 25, 2011, 5:00pm

Cost to Attend
$50.00 Members of ACEC CA Bay Bridge Chapter, East Bay Chapter, AAAE, and SAME
$70.00 ACEC CA Affiliate Members (firms that provide technical support, products or expertise to engineers and land surveyors)

$90.00 Non-members


Reservation Policy
Late reservations (received after deadline) and "walk-ins" will be charged $10 extra.
Late cancellations (after deadline) and no-shows will be billed.

Southern Comfort Buffet including:  Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons, Red Bliss Potato Salad, Fresh Garden Salad, Home-Style Meatloaf with Mushrooms and Thyme, Southern Fried Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Fresh Vegetables, Biscuits and Honey, Southern Chocolate Ice Box Cake, Coffee, Hot & Iced Tea

Directions & Parking Info


Directions from BART
Get off at BART 12th Street City Center Station in Oakland, exit to street level via 11th St exit; Marriott is across the street.
Or check out BART’s web site for further directions at


Meeting Schedule
12:00-12:30 Registration, networking, iced tea/sodas served
12:30-1:00 Seating, introductions, lunch served
1:00-2:00 Speaker introduced & starts program, dessert served

Upcoming ACEC CA BBC Meetings

Wed, May 25, Brian Dykes, re: Transbay Transit Center
Wed, Jun 22, Ewa Bauer, Chief Engineer  GGBHTD (invited/not confirmed)

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