Flour v. Walter – Severin Doctrine in WA?

The Severin doctrine is taken from federal authorities that hold generally that a prime contractor cannot assert a claim against the government unless the prime has either reimbursed the sub for the damages or remains liable for such reimbursement in the future. In the Flour case, the trial court dismissed Flour’s claim against the owner under the Severin doctrine because Flour apparently had been wholly released from liability by Walter.

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