Cases Involving General Contractor Liability Over Subcontractor's Work

In Redinger v. Living, Inc., 689 S.W.2d 415 (Tex. 1985), the court held when a general contractor exercises some control over a subcontractor's work, the general contractor owes a duty to an employee of the subcontractor to exercise its supervisory control in a reasonable manner. Redinger, 689 S.W.2d at 418. In Hoechst-Celanese Corp. v. Mendez, 967 S.W.2d 354 (Tex. 1998), the court held there was no evidence Hoechst-Celanese's requirement that tools and implements were to be used in the manner for which they were intended was generally dangerous or unreasonable. Hoechst-Celanese, 967 S.W.2d at 358.