SWP Attorney Successfully Asserts Motion for Summary Judgement


Sheehy, Ware & Pappas Associate, Marcia Edwards, successfully asserted a Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of Firm client, a Texas Construction Company as a result of a workplace-related injury where the employee of an independent contractor asserted negligence per se based upon alleged violations of OSHA standards and premises liability claims against our client.  Defendant argued that, (1) OSHA standards do not establish negligence per se;  and (2) our client as the general contractor did not have a duty, contractually or otherwise to ensure the employee of an independent contractor performed his work in a safe manner. The Court agreed with Defendant and dismissed all claims asserted against our client.