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- Law360, New York (September 17, 2014, 10:17 AM ET) -- The Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for review stemming from the Houston Court of Appeals’ Barzoukas v. Foundation Design Ltd. decision. The case is significant because of its application of the economic loss rule (under Texas law) in the context of an owner-subcontractor dispute.
In its simplest and most general form, the economic loss rule bars claims in negligence and strict product liability when the plaintiff’s damage is to the subject of the contract or to the purchased product itself.
- U.S. Supreme Court Preserves State Construction Forum-Selection Laws
In a victory for construction subcontractors, the U.S. Supreme Court preserved the 24 state laws limiting the validity of forum-selection clauses in construction contracts in its ruling on Dec. 3 in Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, et al.
- CASE UPDATE! Texas Supreme Court Denies Petition for Review in Smith v. Black + Vernooy Architects.
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