You may recall the 1999 Texas A&M University bonfire collapse that resulted in lawsuits being filed. The Texas Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in a case involving that incident. Zachry Construction Corp. is attempting to make the university at least partly responsible in the remaining lawsuits arising from the collapse that killed 12 people and injured 27 others. The court heard arguments on September 8th.
Zachry says that Texas A&M was a “responsible third party” and should have liability to the victims. Texas A&M, which had reached a $2.1 million settlement with several Plaintiffs last October, told the court that Zachry’s argument is moot. Families of some of the students killed and injured sued university administrators and construction contractors hired to help build the 59-foot-tall tower of logs that collapsed.
Source: Houston Chronicle
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