The risk of tort liability for negligent accreditators is examined. Only a single court has held a private accrediting body liable to a consumer for negligence in connection with its evaluation of a social service provider.
Peter H. Schuck,
Tort Liability to those Injured by Negligent Accreditation Decisions,
57 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol57/iss4/9