HOUSTON - A Texas appeals court on April 3 affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of an environmental-testing firm that was hired to test a property for mold and named as a third-party defendant by Sears Roebuck & Co. in an action seeking damages in relation to faulty installation of siding, finding no evidence that Sears was a party to the contract between its insurer and the testing firm (Sears Roebuck & Co. v. ACM Engineering & Environmental Services, No. 14-11-00363-CV, Texas App., 14th Dist.; 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 2605).