Texas Appeals Court Says Damages Against Home Builder Were Excessive

Mealey's (December 21, 2015, 2:12 PM EST) -- DALLAS — A Texas appeals panel on Dec. 16 found that $1.6 million in mental anguish damages awarded to a couple complaining of defects in their “dream home” should be reduced because the amount exceeded statutory and due process guidelines (Bishop Abbey Homes Ltd., et al. v. Bryon Hale, et al., No. 05-14-01137-CV, Texas App., 5th Dist.; 2015 Texas App. LEXIS 12708).

(Opinion available. Document #09-160108-003Z.)

A panel of Fifth District Court of Appeals Justices Elizabeth Lang-Miers, Ada Brown and David Schenck also found that Bryon...
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