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Covid-19/Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

31 Mar

We have received some inquiries from people wanting to know what rights they have under various contracts in light of the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic. This isn’t an easy answer. Many contracts have a force majeure clause that specifically govern when an event outside the party’s control prevents a party from performing its contractual obligations. However, in…

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How Covid-19 Will Affect Your Austin Car Wreck Claims

24 Mar

Covid-19 is affecting everything, including your Austin car wreck claims. Last week, the Austin Police Department announced a change in policy that they wouldn’t be personally showing up for most car wreck calls. That’s probably a good call for officers’ health, but it certainly hurts your ability to bring your claims. What can you do…

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What We’re Doing In Response To Coronavirus/Covid-19

17 Mar

For the most part, for us, it’s business as usual. That’s not to say we’re not being safe. We have closed our office and are trying to eliminate all meetings. But that doesn’t mean much changes for us. We have been set up to work remotely for years. Right now, we’re all working from home,…

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Boy Scouts, Lawsuits, & Bankruptcy: My Thoughts

18 Feb

This week brings news that the Boy Scouts of America filed bankruptcy. And I have to admit that I have mixed feelings on the subject. While a membership decline has helped contribute to the financial problems, the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy filing is almost exclusively due to financial pressures faced from lawsuits filed by victims of…

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McDonald’s Lawsuit & Austin?

10 Feb

You’ve heard about. You know what happened. And you can’t believe it. A woman goes to the McDonald’s drive in, orders coffee, spills it on herself while driving, and then sues and gets $3 million. As a personal injury lawyer, I’m often asked about the case and oftentimes (like in a conversation this week) asked…

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