Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fire Disaster in Warehouse

Reliance on Unreliable Opinions Puts Fire Investigators’ Origin Theories on Ice

The Texas Supreme Court recently held that a trial court did not abuse its discretion by disregarding the testimony of two fire investigators who relied on the unreliable opinions of other witnesses to provide a complete factual foundation for their origin theories. In Gharda USA, Inc. et al. v. Control Solutions, Inc. et al., Cause No 12-0987, the plaintiffs filed suit alleging that a chemical manufactured and sold by the defendants contained a manufacturing defect that led to a warehouse fire and over $8…

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