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West Mermis Arbitration Victory

West Mermis and its general contractor client recently prevailed in a week-long virtual arbitration. In the end, the arbitrator awarded the general contractor, who happened to be the defendant, a monetary award after the arbitrator applied the prevailing party attorneys’ fee provision. It was a resounding victory for the [...]

By |2020-10-01T20:04:03+00:00September 30th, 2020|News, Verdicts and Settlements|0 Comments

Top 6 Practice Tips for a Virtual Arbitration

By Francis D. McWilliams IV, Senior Associate Due to the global pandemic and recent spike in COVID-19 cases, it’s anyone’s guess when Texas jury trials will resume.  Arbitration, however, is moving forward virtually thanks to the array of virtual platforms available to the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).  I recently [...]

By |2020-10-01T20:18:15+00:00August 11th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

Force Majeure and Coronavirus

By Francis D. McWilliams, Senior Associate Attorney and Anam R. Fazli, Associate Attorney Just over a century ago, a new strain of influenza arose and quickly spread throughout the world.  This new illness, the Spanish flu, quickly reached the level of a worldwide pandemic in the early twentieth century.  [...]

By |2020-05-11T15:17:09+00:00April 6th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

The Overlooked Construction Claim: Disruption

By Francis D. McWilliams, Senior Associate Attorney If you are involved in the construction industry, you are familiar with the challenge of staying on schedule. On every project, construction contractors perform a balancing act between completing their scope of work on time, in a good and [...]

By |2020-05-11T15:15:45+00:00March 11th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments