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Waiver of Subrogation Provisions in Construction Contracts - Part Two

In Part One, I discussed the general purpose and benefits of subrogation and considerations in determining whether a waiver of subrogation may be advantageous or harmful to certain contracting parties to a construction contract.  Even where the […]

Paid Sick Leave Post-FFCRA

Although many employers provide paid sick leave as a benefit for their employees, no federal law currently requires private employers to provide paid sick leave. Last year, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA" […]

Waiver of Subrogation Provisions in Construction Contracts - Part One

Larry Bowman and I recently wrote a 44-page white paper on “The Ins and Outs of Waivers of Subrogation.”  Larry presented our paper at the 34th Annual Texas Construction Law Conference sponsored by The Construction Law Foundation of […]

Effective Mediation Techniques for Complex Cases - Part Two

I begin with the assumption that the parties in any complex case wish to avoid trial and resolve their disputes wherever possible.  It is my experience that most parties are not in the business of litigation and find it undesirable and costly.  […]

Termination of Employment when an Employee “Peacefully Protests.”

This COVID year plus has been a time of lockdowns and social distancing.  However, along the way, people have been out in public, without necessarily social distancing, and protesting—vociferously and publicly, and, in some instances, as a […]

Andrea Johnson

Effective Mediation Techniques for Complex Cases - Part One

This article launches a five-part series on Effective Mediation Techniques for Complex Cases.  However, many of these same tactics can be deployed mediating most any type of case.  I define complex cases in a number of ways including the complexity […]