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Tiptoeing Liability Troubles in Texas

By Stephen A. Dwyer, Associate Attorney A recent case from the Texas supreme court reaffirmed and clarified a general contractor’s liability to an independent contractor’s negligence claims called JLB Builders, L.L.C. v. Hernandez. The case reaffirmed the general rule in Texas when analyzing a negligence claim by an independent [...]

By |2021-08-11T20:11:06+00:00August 11th, 2021|Articles, News|0 Comments

Mechanic’s Lien Affidavit- Substantial Compliance

By Anam R. Fazli, Associate Attorney In Texas, valid mechanic’s liens allow contractors to enforce their right to payment against the underlying property. A mechanic’s lien is valid if it complies with Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code, Subchapter C. Subchapter C encompasses claim notice requirements and additional [...]

By |2021-06-09T18:56:14+00:00June 9th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Simon Says: Time is of the Essence

By Francis D. McWilliams, Senior Associate Attorney Construction contracts invariably lay out deadlines for the contractor to meet, such as a start date and a date for substantial completion.  Specific deadlines in black and white may give the unwary homeowner a sense of security that the deadlines will be [...]

By |2021-06-02T19:07:53+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Force Majeure and Rolling Blackouts

By Francis D. McWilliams IV, Senior Associate Rolling power outages stemming from freezing weather conditions have paralyzed Houston and much of Texas. As of February 18th, approximately 511,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity. Earlier in the week approximately three million homes and businesses were affected.  The weather [...]

By |2021-03-18T14:47:11+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Articles|0 Comments
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