Architects Can't Ditch Suit Over $44M Project's Design Defects

Law360 (April 13, 2021, 9:07 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Tuesday said engineers and architects that helped design a $44 million project at Sea Scout Base in Galveston, Texas, can't escape a suit alleging that their negligence contributed to around $1 million worth of defects in the project.

Texas' First Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's order rejecting motions to dismiss from the principal architect for the project, Randall-Porterfield Architects Inc., as well as similar motions from two other companies RPA brought onto the project, Shipley Architects and Paul Engineering Inc. The appellate panel shut down the companies' arguments that certificates of merit from experts...

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