Engineering Firm Must Face Suit Over Waste Facility Design

Law360, Houston (December 5, 2013, 2:13 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court said Thursday that an industrial engineering firm must face a general contractor's suit over allegedly flawed designs for a hazardous waste facility expansion, saying trial courts have broad discretion to extend the deadline for filing a required expert affidavit in such cases.

The Thirteenth District Court of Appeals ruled that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by allowing Heil Construction Management Inc. to file a statutorily-required “certificate of merit” 75 days late in its suit against BHP Engineering & Construction...
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