• Posts by Jack E. Byrom

    Jack Byrom’s practice includes a range of complex litigation matters with a focus on construction litigation. His experience covers all facets of construction, from contract execution through delivery and management of ...

The Impact of New Texas Discovery Rules in Delay and Disruption Claims

Any lawsuit filed in Texas state courts on or after January 1, 2021 are now subject to the newly-amended Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.  Our litigation team has a helpful review of several of the most significant changes available here.  This post focuses on how the new rules, particularly the new disclosure ...

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Substantial Compliance – When the Contract Doesn’t Always Mean What it Says

As COVID-19 continues to result in government shutdown orders, labor shortages, and increased lead times to acquire materials, project owners, contractors, and subcontractors may begin to make claims of “force majeure,” or may otherwise suspend or even terminate work.  Often these notifications or ...


The Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling that significantly impacts arbitrations involving governmental entities, which include cities, counties, school districts, conservation districts, hospital organizations, and other political subdivisions.  In San Antonio River Authority v. Austin Bridge & Road ...

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A Matter of Trust – Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act

Subcontractors have long celebrated—and general contractors long feared—the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act, codified in Chapter 162 of the Texas Property Code.  The Act, which is (ideally) construed broadly to primarily protect subcontractors, provides that payments “made to a contractor or ...


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