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Texas Supreme Court Provides New Procedure for Pursuing UIM Claims Under Auto Policies

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May 24, 2021

  Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision that will substantially impact how underinsured motorist (UIM) claims will now be litigated in Texas.  In Allstate Ins. Co. v. Irwin, Case No. 19-0885, a sharply divided court (5-4) held that an insurance carrier’s liability for UIM benefits may now…

McKinney Tea Shop Takes COVID Insurance Battle to Fifth Circuit

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May 14, 2021

  One of the hottest insurance issues stemming from the COVID pandemic is whether business interruption losses resulting from governmental shut-down orders are covered under standard commercial property insurance policies. Under most policies, the issue boils down to whether the shutdown of the business constitutes “direct physical loss of or…

Tiffany Bacon | Civil Litigation Attorney

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April 22, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Bacon to Saunders, Walsh & Beard. Tiffany not only brings  7+ years of civil litigation experience to SWB, but some sweet southern California charm, too. Welcome, Tiffany!  

Texas Lien Law | Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens

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March 29, 2021

Texas Lien Law Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens are legal tools for contractors and suppliers to collect payment for their goods and services. Texas law protects the interests of general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers by providing them with lien rights against construction projects. A lien is a…

Katie Thiele Promoted to Partner

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February 26, 2021

It is with great pride we announce Katie Thiele’s promotion from Senior Associate to Partner. Katie joined the law firm as its first Associate in the summer of 2012. Since then, she has developed her legal skills into a first-rate lawyer, a leader of our associate ranks, and pillar of…

Commercial Insurance Attorneys

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February 22, 2021

The Insurance Council of Texas categorized the recent winter storm as the “largest insurance claim event in history.” At Saunders, Walsh & Beard, our insurance attorneys help businesses whose insurers have failed to perform their duties under their related policies. Therefore, if you do not receive the coverage you expect,…

Seek Contract Time Extensions | Weather Delays

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February 17, 2021

Seek contract time extensions for weather delays. It is imperative for contractors and subcontractors to be aware of the change order processes in their contracts and follow the correct procedures for seeking an increase in their contract time, especially with the severe weather occurring in Texas this week. Do not…

Stay Ahead of Critical Legal Issues in 2021 and Focus on What You Do Best—Running Your Business

John Sallaway
January 20, 2021

Nowhere else is the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” more relevant than in the world of legal compliance for businesses. Businesses that fail to comply with corporate formalities can face serious consequences, including directors’ personal liability for the liabilities of the company, difficulty borrowing…

What is a Business Attorney?

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December 2, 2020

Key Considerations for Choosing the Right Business Attorney An experienced business attorney, sometimes called a transactional attorney, should be a trusted advisor to help you through some of the most critical times for your business. The good news is hiring an experienced business attorney doesn’t have to break the bank….

Thanksgiving Jurisprudence

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November 24, 2020

While few lawyers are filing lawsuits the week before Thanksgiving, the holiday does give rise to some interesting cases.  I have compiled a small list of interesting legal entanglements that reference Thanksgiving in one shape or form.  Whether you will laugh or cringe, I am not quite sure, but here…