• Posts by Cornelius M. Sweers
    Associate

    Cory Sweers represents clients in all stages of the construction process, from drafting, reviewing, and negotiating construction agreements to litigation and arbitration of construction disputes. He has experience advising ...

Texas-Sized Exceptions: Applicability of Chapter 59 Could Potentially Affect Contractors

Less than a year ago, Texas Senate Bill 219, addressing liability for construction defects due to defects in design documents, went into effect and was codified as Chapter 59 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code. Where the statute applies, it generally provides that contractors do not bear the risk of design ...

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The Texas Supreme Court Clarifies the Scope of the General Contractor’s Duty of Care to Subcontractor Employees

In a recent case, the Texas Supreme Court addressed the scope of the general contractor’s duty of care to its subcontractors’ employees on the project site.  In JLB Builders, L.L.C. v. Hernandez,[1] the Court upheld the trial court’s summary judgment in the general contractor’s favor and dismissed the ...

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