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In roofing lawsuits, liability may lie with any or all of the parties bound by the contract. With careful structuring of his contract, a general contractor who hires a roofing sub can limit his own liability or at least leave the door open for recovering damages should the roofer perform negligently or the products fail. It's not likely that the GC will be able to protect himself entirely from being sued. In fact, even in cases where an owner sues a roofing sub directly, the owner may decide to name the GC as well, especially when the GC has "deep pockets"—the ability to pay greater damages. Therefore, neither the GC nor his roofing subcontractor is likely to stand alone in a