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Bracewell’s construction litigation team brings first chair courtroom experience and technical industry knowledge to construction disputes, representing clients in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings. Clients reported to Chambers USA 2016 that our “dedicated, professional and knowledgeable” construction team “handles difficult situations with professionalism.” In addition to litigation and arbitration matters, we counsel an array of owners, product manufacturers, homebuilders, general contractors, and design professionals in internal investigations and in developing strategies to minimize or resolve potential claims without undermining business objectives and relationships.

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Recent Notable Matters

Core Logistic Services LLC — Our client and its subcontractors faced multiple Texas cases relating to road improvements. The total combined value of the claims was approximately $10 million.

Fry’s Electronics, Inc. — Our client asserted claims for negligent construction, breach of warranty and breach of contract against its former landlord and the general contractor that constructed improvements on the exterior of a Fry’s store.  The case resolved favorably for the client on the eve of trial.

H-E-B Grocery Company, LP — Bracewell obtained dismissal of the claims that the construction of a new H-E-B store caused flooding to the plaintiff’s property.

Johns Manville Corporation — Defended a construction dispute brought by a school district against its general contractor and others alleging construction defects involving, among other things, roof leaks. The general contractor brought claims against its subcontractors and the manufacturer of certain installed products, including our client, as the manufacturer of the installed roofing products. The case resolved favorably prior to litigation.

Local affiliate of a national television broadcast network — An ongoing construction dispute related to water damage caused by the failure of a retaining wall.

NCI Group, Inc. — Our client faced allegations of defective roofing products installed in sixteen facilities in three different states. We obtained a take nothing judgment after a three-week jury trial.

Owner of a large chemical production plant — A multi-million dollar dispute concerning construction deficiencies. Claims in state court and in arbitration were successfully resolved early in the litigation.

Owners of a large ranch property — Our client was awarded over $1.4 million in damages in an arbitration arising out of numerous construction defects discovered in connection with the construction of a ranch building. Received treble damages under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act plus attorneys’ fees.

Privately held real estate development firm in Houston, Texas — A dispute related to a $30 million construction project for a Class A office building that resolved successfully prior to litigation.

West Houston Infiniti — Our client asserted construction defects and breach of contract claims related to substantial renovations and additions to a multi-million dollar car dealership facility in Houston, Texas, as well as the construction of a large, multi-story concrete parking garage. The matter involved structural and detail deficiencies in the general contractor’s work, included more than 20 subcontractors as parties, and was resolved successfully during arbitration.

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