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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

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