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Can I Sue My Home Builder for Shoddy Workmanship?

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August 12, 2019

Jacob Thomas, a top-rated construction litigation attorney with Saunders, Walsh & Beard, weighs in on residential construction defect claims with Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Thomas has been recognized as a Texas Rising…

Roofing Day at the Texas State Capital

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March 6, 2019

I was honored to spend the day at the Texas State Capital on February 27, 2019 for Roofing Day. It was a great experience meeting with those who make our system of government work in Texas and spending time with so many of my hard-working friends in the roofing and…

Two requirements every contractor must be aware of before beginning work on their next home remodel project

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January 15, 2019

Texas Property Code 41.007 includes two important requirements for contractors who perform work on existing residential property, (i.e., repairs and remodels): 1. If you the contractor want to require a homestead property owner arbitrate their dispute with you, that requirement must be in 10 point bold font. 2. A residential…

The Skinny on Consequential Damages

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December 7, 2018

What are consequential damages and why do they matter? To understand consequential damages, you have to first understand direct damages. Direct damages are those that you’d typically think of as damages for breach of the duties one party owes another. On a breach of contract claim, they would include the…

Tarrant County prosecutors are going after home contractors who don’t finish the job

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November 27, 2018

There are good and bad people in most all fields, construction included. Occasionally hard lessons are learned regarding large upfront deposits and work not completed by unscrupulous contractors who take the money and run. Civil actions against them can be like pouring good money after bad. For those who get…