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Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1981, Canterbury, Gooch, Surratt, Shapiro, Stein & Gaswirth, P.C. has been serving the legal needs of the Texas construction industry for over 30 years, with over 250 years of combined experience in construction law and litigation.

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As we previously advised you, there are new regulations that affect the hiring practices of federal contractors. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has now issued new...

In Lennar Corp. v. Markel American Insurance Co., 2013 WL 4492800 (Tex. 2013), the Texas Supreme Court held that an insurer must pay its insured’s pre-litigation costs to locate and repair its...

On August 27, 2013, the Department of Labor announced two (2) final rules that affect federal contractors. The rules are designed to increase employment opportunities for veterans under the...

The business community scored an important victory on June 24, 2013, when the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Vance vs. Ball State University, 133 S. Ct. 2434 (U.S....

Texas courts have been inconsistent in their protection of trade secrets. There has been no uniformly recognized definition of a trade secret, nor has enforcement of a trade secret been uniform...

A recent decision by the Austin Court of Appeals has pointed out a loophole in Texas law that prevents contractors from disputing a governmental entity’s failure to pay for goods or services,...

Canterbury, Elder, Gooch, Surratt, Shapiro & Stein, P.C. has once again been recognized by its peers and clients as one of the top construction law firms in Texas and the...

Recently the Texas Supreme Court amended the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure to provide for a motion to dismiss and an expedited actions process.

Pursuant to the new Texas Rule of Civil...

Employers and consultants have routinely given advice and prepared materials for employers facing a union organizational campaign. A little known provision in the Labor Management Reporting and...

In three recent decisions, Texas courts have shown an increasing eagerness to preserve the freedom of contract by strictly enforcing provisions in construction contracts, even where the result may...

As a recognized leader in Texas construction law, the Firm was selected to publish the Texas Construction Law Manual, the standard treatise for all legal issues affecting the Texas construction industry.

Authored by Joseph F. Canterbury, Jr. and Robert J. Shapiro, the Texas Construction Law Manual is now in its Third Edition (West Group, 2005). This authoritative reference covers such topics as:

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