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When Are You Liable for Subcontractor's Safety Negligence?

Prepared for the Katten Safety Advisory Group
Advisory | April 10, 2017

A recent decision issued by the Texas Court of Appeals in San Antonio (Joeris General Contractors, Ltd. v. Cumpian, No. 04-15-00481-CV, 2016 WL 7407634 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Dec. 21, 2016, no pet. h)) interpreted when the control exercised by a general contractor on a jobsite is sufficient to subject the general contractor to liability for the negligent acts of a subcontractor's employee. But a now-pending motion for rehearing...

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