LDSR Client Obtains $2 Million Fraud Verdict In Roofing Dispute
LDSR was retained by 2x2 Partnership Limited, the owner of a commercial building in Sunnyvale, Texas, to purse legal damages against Rhino Linings Corporation, a spray-applied roofing products manufacturer. The lawsuit alleges that Rhino Linings failed to properly train and vet its recommended installer and did not thoroughly inspect the finished roof. As a result, the building experienced more than 200 leaks and required the installation of a new metal roof over the Rhino Linings product to prevent further damage.
LDSR partner Alan Loewinsohn, assisted by partner Kerry Schonwald, tried the case — the first multi-week jury trial in Dallas County State Court since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns in April 2020—and the jury returned a $2 million verdict. The jury unanimously found that Rhino Linings committed fraud, negligent misrepresentation, negligence, and gross negligence, and returned actual and punitive damages on behalf of 2x2.