Architect Tells Texas High Court To Toss Negligence Suit

Law360, Houston (November 7, 2016, 8:00 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court was told in oral arguments Monday morning that a negligence lawsuit brought against an architecture firm should be dismissed with prejudice because the expert testimony offered in support of the claims doesn't meet the minimum standards.

Section 150 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a statute governing proceedings for damages that arise from the provision of professional services by licensed professionals like architects and engineers, requires plaintiffs filing a claim to submit an affidavit, called a certificate of merit, from a third-party licensed professional that lays out the basis for the claim. The certificate of...

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