FORT WORTH, Texas - The Second District Texas Court of Appeals on Dec. 19 affirmed a trial court's decision to deny a motion to dismiss filed by an engineering firm named as a defendant in a construction defects case, concluding that the plaintiffs did not need to provide a certificate of merit (RCS Enterprises LP, et al. v. Darrell G. Hilton, et al., No. 02-12-00233-CV, Texas App., 2nd Dist.; 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 15315).