Levinger Argues Texas Supreme Court Trilogy in 2013
October 8, 2013 in News
On October 8, 2013, Jeff Levinger completed an unusual trifecta of arguing three different cases before the Texas Supreme Court in a span of less than eight months. The October case is styled LAN/STV v. Martin K. Eby Construction Co., No. 11-0810, and presents the issue whether the economic loss rule affects a general contractor’s right to bring a negligent misrepresentation claim against an architect and engineer for providing inaccurate information on which the contractor relied in preparing its bid. Levinger argued the second case on September 9, 2013; it is styled Kia Motors Corp. v. Ruiz, No. 11-0709, and presents several evidentiary issues in a products liability case involving a frontal airbag that failed to deploy in a head-on collision. The first case, Ritchie v. Rupe, No. 11-0447, was argued on February 26, 2013 and presents questions regarding the scope of and remedies for the claim of minority shareholder oppression in Texas. Click here to read the transcript from the oral argument in the Rupe case.
Subject Matter: Business Litigation, Products Liability and Personal Injury, Procedural and Evidentiary Issues.