Construction Defect - Summary Judgment Granted
In May of 2013, Ms. Theard defended a plumbing subcontractor in a construction defect lawsuit filed by a homeowner. The homeowner plaintiff filed suit against the general contractor for various claims for damages related to alleged construction defects in the repair and renovation of her home after Hurricane Katrina. Plaintiffs’ alleged damages were in excess of $1,000,000.00. The general contractor filed a third party demand against several of the subcontractors who performed work on the project. After several depositions and discovery, Ms. Theard filed a motion for summary judgment based on the fact that none of the construction experts or plaintiffs were able to establish any actual damages and/or defects involving the plumbing subcontractor’s work. The trial court granted the motion for summary judgment, and dismissed all claims against the plumbing subcontractor with prejudice.