Are General Contractors 'Sellers' Under Texas Law?

Law360, New York (December 9, 2015, 11:17 AM EST) -- J. Laurens Wilkes

William R. Taylor In November 2015, the Texas Supreme Court heard oral argument to determine if a general contractor was a “seller” under Chapter 82 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code and entitled to indemnification from the manufacturer of an allegedly defective roof truss. See Centerpoint Builders GP v. Trussway Ltd., 2015 LEXIS 799 (Tex. Sept. 4, 2015) (granting petition for review). If the court agrees with the general contractor, then the court’s decision would likely increase the risk of liability for...
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