April 12, 2019

Under current Texas common law, the contractor—not the owner—bears the risk of defects in a project’s design documents unless the contract expressly provides otherwise. The owner and contractor may contractually allocate that risk however they see fit, but if the contr...

Certificates of merit can be a tricky, and potentially fatal, obstacle to suits brought against architects or engineers. However, the Tyler appellate court provided some additional guidance on what qualifications must be reflected in the affidavit in H.W. Lochner,...

April 17, 2018

The Houston Court of Appeals recently held that a scheduling company could be liable for personal injuries that occurred as the result of negligent scheduling. In Critical Path Res., Inc. v. Cuevas et al.*, an explosion occurred during a construction project at a...

January 16, 2018

Since the Texas Supreme Court established the prior material breach rule in 2004, courts and attorneys have struggled when forced to implement it. In 2017, the Texas Supreme Court attempted to clarify the prior material breach rule in Bartush-Schnitzius Foods Co. v. Ci...

October 9, 2017

TEXO’s Young Constructors Council (YCC) is a highly sought after program that admits elite construction industry professionals in the DFW Metroplex under the age of 40 who meet monthly to discuss current issues in the industry, develop leadership skills, build relation...

September 26, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's devastation of many Texas communities, neighbors, friends, family members, and even strangers have banded together to lend a helping hand to the many people affected by this tragedy. Employers are also reaching out to help their e...

September 13, 2017

Hurricane Harvey was the most powerful natural disaster to hit Texas in its history, resulting in billions of dollars in property damage and untold pain and suffering for its victims. Although those impacted by this disaster can never truly be compensated, the Texas Bu...

September 5, 2017

In its most recent session, the Texas Legislature amended Texas Government Code § 2260.003 to permit recovery of attorney's fees against the State for claims conducted through the State Office of Administrative Hearings if:

(1) the claim is for breach of a written...

June 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce the relocation of our office on June 30, 2017, to 4851 LBJ Freeway, Suite 301, Dallas, Texas 75244.

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