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August 2017 Archives

The ins and outs of construction disputes

Disputes related to construction projects are very common, and it is important that construction contractors and owners in Texas understand some typical causes of these disputes so they can be avoided or mitigated. Knowing the best ways to deal with disputes when they do occur is also an important aspect in the industry.

How does an arbitration differ from a mediation?

If you are involved in a lawsuit in Austin for the first time, it can be helpful to understand a little bit about what paths to resolution are available. Many courts encourage parties to pursue settlement outside of the courtroom. This can save you the time and cost of a lengthy and expensive trial. Two such methods of resolving a case are arbitration and mediation. Here is how they are different and how they same.

Detailing Texas’ bribery statute

As a city official in Austin, you hold the public trust in the palms of your hands. With that trust comes great responsibility, as well as a good deal of scrutiny. Many of those that we here at Wright and Greenhill PC have worked with in the past have seen that scrutiny led to public criticism due to misinterpretations or misrepresentations of their actions. One notion that it seems that the public is persistently on guard against is the appearance of improper influence. Your dealings with certain parties and/or constituents (particularly in cases where money is exchanged) can often lead to baseless accusations of bribery.

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