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Poor Work Treated As Deceptive Trade Practice Workmanship; Attorney Fees

Sunday, October 03, 2004 02:54 pm

 
Poor Work Treated As Deceptive Trade Practice Workmanship; Attorney Fees

A Texas court has ruled that a subcontractor's failure to perform in a workmanlike manner was a violation of the state Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA). The sub was required to pay damages plus the prime contractor's attorney fees.

Dave Thomson, doing business as Waterside Company, was planning to pursue several waterfront projects which included the driving of piles and construction of bulkheads. Lacking the equipment or expertise to drive piles, Thomson talked with the president of A.I.G. Construction Co., Inc., a company advert [...]

 
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