“It would take days – and more than a few attorneys – to figure out how the new House tax bill would affect specific individual or corporate taxpayers, but the plan includes some obvious pluses and minuses for Texas taxpayers.”
To read the full article, “What House tax plan could mean for Texas taxpayers” published in the Austin American-Statesman, click here.
Stephanie Lucas Harrison presented “Love Thy Neighbor: Negotiating Co-Tenancy Provisions in an Evolving Retail Landscape,” at the 29th Annual Spring Symposia for the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estate Law CLE Programs on April 21, 2017. The presentation considered how co-tendancy lease provisions are evolving as retail developments are changing.
By: Amanda Wingfield Goldman and Vinson J. Knight
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, which prohibits sex discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity, extended protection to a medical resident who brought suit against a private teaching hospital for sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
Coats Rose Of Counsel, Vinson J. Knight, recently contributed to an article that explores the challenges of telemedicine practice standards in the State of Texas.
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) recently sharpened an old tool, the Fair Housing Act, to address modern racial concentrations in housing.1 The new discriminatory effects fair housing rule extends, for example, to any practice that has the effect of reinforcing or increasing segregated housing patterns, regardless of whether motivated by intentional discrimination.2 Civil rights groups applaud the policy move as an important step in dismantling segregated housing patterns, but real estate industry groups criticize HUD for overstepping its congressional authority.
By Rick Reed
Coats Rose, P.C.
Consequential damages are a serious concern. Consequential damages differ from “direct” or “actual” damages that flow naturally and necessarily from a breach of contract. Examples of direct or actual damages include costs to correct defective work or finish a defaulting contractor’s work.
(How intermediate delay leads to major consequences.)
By Rick Reed
“Time is of the essence.” Is this just ancient, benign legalese? It means being late, even by a day, is considered a material breach of contract.
The Texas Supreme Court shed light a few years ago on just how critical this phrase can be.
By: Rick Reed
Effective September 1, 2007, the enforcement of contingent payment clauses in certain construction contracts will now be governed by statute. Such clauses are often found in agreements between general contractors and subcontractors, and make payment to the subcontractor “contingent” on the general contractor’s receipt of payment by the owner.
By Rick Reed
As the engineer, architect, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or other service provider involved in a multi-million dollar project, imagine that you have just learned the project has been destroyed, due to a flaw that might be your fault.
American Bar Association
Forum on the Construction Industry
Walking the High Wire While Juggling: Strategies to Manage Litigation Costs and Meet Client Expectations
Richard L. Reed, Esq.
Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C.
13th Annual Construction Law Conference
February 17 & 18, 2000
Richard L. Reed
1020 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78209
By Richard L.
By: Rick Reed
Contractors face enormous liability exposure when bidding to perform construction work and related services in our highly industrialized and litigious society. Today, it seems we don’t even blink an eye when we hear of damage awards in the $10 to $25 million dollar range.