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Reverse and Render – Texas 5th Court of Appeals Holds Trial Courts Lack Discretion to Deny Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure

Posted in Mechanic's Liens, Recent Developments
  Perfecting a statutory mechanic’s and materialman’s lien under current Texas law is difficult.  The statutes are less than clear and chocked full of traps and deadlines that trip up many contractors and material suppliers.  Fortunately, lien perfection typically results in payment or pre-trial settlement once foreclosure is threatened.  However, when payment is not forthcoming,… Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court: Economic Loss Rule Bars Negligence Claims against Architects

Posted in Economic Loss Rule, Recent Developments
Supreme Court of Texas:  The Economic Loss Rule bars general contractor’s negligence and negligent misrepresentation claims against design professionals. It is not uncommon for an owner to hire architects and engineers to design the owner’s project.  The owner then seeks bids from multiple general contractors and contracts with the general contractor to build the project. … Continue Reading