Herbert v. Greater Gulf Coast Enterprises, Inc – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In Herbert v. Greater Gulf Coast Enterprises, Inc., 915 S.W.2d 866 (Tex. App.--Houston 1st Dist. 1995, no writ) the Court faced an issue in which a Texas company sought to sue the president of a foreign company in his individual capacity. Id. at 869.

The Texas company alleged that chapter 162 imposed individual liability upon the defendant because he misdirected trust funds that were received by the foreign company under a construction contract. Id. at 870.

The First Court concluded that these allegations alone were sufficient to confer personal jurisdiction. Id.