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Rolling Brownouts and ERCOT

The past few days have been trying ones for Texans suffering due to the loss of electric power in their homes and business.  Already we have received several subrogation assignments arising from claims involving burst water and sprinkler piping.& […]

Lawrence T. Bowman

How do Original Contractors Perfect a Mechanic's Lien?

This is the second post in our series addressing mechanic's liens in Texas on private commercial/non-residential projects.  In the last post, we discussed the difference between original contractors and subcontractors.  As a reminder, an […]

Brian M. Stork

Looking Towards 2021 in the Construction Industry

In regard to the COVID-19 vaccines in Texas, the first round of vaccines have been allocated to health centers to begin the vaccination process. This included a total of 224,250 doses for the “Week 1 Allocation.”1 Texas will initially allocate […]

Kathryn G. Laflin

Nasdaq Announces Diversity Requirements

On December 1, 2020, Nasdaq introduced new listing rules aimed at increasing diversity among directors at companies listed on its exchange.  In particular, under its proposal, companies listed on the Nasdaq would be required to either have, or explain […]

EEOC Guidance: Employer Mandated Vaccinations?

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued further guidance about the employment rules applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic—this time focusing on employer-mandated vaccinations.  The latest […]

Andrea Johnson

Navigating Marijuana Use In The Workplace

Leading up to the 2020 general election, thirty-four states (34) had legalized marijuana for medical use and an additional ten (10) states had legalized the drug for recreational use.  While the federal government has chosen not to enforce federal […]

5 First Day Energy Actions Expected from President Biden

This article discusses what will happen on Day One for the energy industry.  Our analysis is drawn from Biden’s own words, campaign pledges, and written policies—including his Clean Energy Revolution Fact Sheet and Plan for Climate Change […]

Demetri J. Economou

Be Prepared When Accidents Strike

If you work in the construction industry, there’s a good chance that you have heard a heartbreaking story about an accident that occurred at a construction site which resulted in serious injury or death to one or more construction worker(s). Unfortunately […]