HOUSTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Harris County jury has issued a take-nothing defense verdict for a Houston area homebuilder in a construction defect, fraud and breach of warranty lawsuit following a successful trial defense presented by Houston attorney W. Montgomery "Monty" Briscoe of the litigation and insurance defense firm Eggleston & Briscoe, LLP.
Following seven days of trial testimony, jurors in Houston's 234th District Court returned the defense verdict in favor of Mr. Briscoe's client, a general contractor that worked in a townhome development for Houston-based developer 7677 Real Street, LLC. The lawsuit filed by a Rice Military-area couple included allegations of fraud, breach of warranties and conspiracy. The homeowners claimed the townhouse they purchased near Houston's Memorial Park was not up to code.
Developer 7677 Real Street, the original defendant in the lawsuit, did not make an appearance at trial. Despite his client being the only defendant represented in the courtroom, Mr. Briscoe convinced the jury to deny all the homeowners' claims against his client.
"We were thrilled to see the jury exonerate our client, especially since the same jury issued fraud findings against the developer who was also named as a defendant," says Mr. Briscoe, a founding partner of Eggleston & Briscoe who concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and business litigation. "Since the developer never made an appearance at trial, it was critically important for us to convince the jury to not favor the homeowners by blaming our client."
The case, Robert Hovel and Tania Hovel v. 7677 Real Street, LLC, No. 2010-02562, was decided in early April.
Eggleston & Briscoe, LLP, serves the needs of corporate, institutional and individual clients from around the world. Our lawyers have a broad base of trial and appellate experience in contract and business disputes, insurance coverage and first-party claims, employment and employer liability issues, construction and construction defect cases, dram shop claims, professional liability, products liability, premises liability, environmental matters, fiduciary and surety litigation, school law, cargo and warehouseman's liability cases, and energy law. More information about the firm can be found at http://www.egglestonbriscoe.com.
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