Contract-Specification Defense Law and Legal Definition

Contract-specification defense is an affirmative defense that immunizes a contractor and relieves him/her from liability for a defect in a product even when the contractor has manufactured or performed it according to detailed contractual orders. The defense applies to specialized, single-use components and protects a component supplier from claims of negligent design in cases where the component conforms to the contractual specifications. However, the defense shall not apply when the specifications are obviously dangerous.