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Framing Issues

Mechanic's Lien Update

This post summarizes some of the key changes affecting general contractors and subcontractors on commercial projects.  The amendments govern all construction projects where the prime contract (the contract between the owner and general contractor […]

Brian M. Stork

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.  […]

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 […]

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