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When a plaintiff is injured on property owned by another two possible claims may arise—general negligence and premises liability. A crucial component of premises liability claims, absent in general negligence claims, is control. Owners of industrial workplaces often contract with multiple contractors to perform various operations on the premises. When an employee of the owner of the property is injured by a defective condition created by a contractor, courts must determine whether the contractor was in control of the premises. For a defendant to owe a duty to a plaintiff under a premises liability claim, the defendant must have been in control of the premises. If the defendant was not in control of the premises, there is consequently no responsibility for dangerous conditions existing on the property. Read More ›
Until recently, Texas appellate courts had broad discretion in setting aside a jury’s verdict, and the courts’ reasoning was permitted a good degree of mystery. Read More ›