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Collections Gone Wrong by Courtney Stricklen

A party can run into problems collecting what they're owed both before and after litigation. If the reader does not properly secure his interest prior to filing suit, he risks not being able to fully recover his damages. If the reader obtains a judgment against a party, but fails to timely execute on the judgment, he may lose his right to recovery forever. Below are some common issues that occur when collecting what you're owed goes wrong.

Domestication and Collection of a Foreign Judgment in Texas

Texas law provides different methods to collect on a court judgment regardless of whether the judgment originates from the state of Texas or another state. If you happen to have won a judgment outside of Texas, there are certain steps you have to take before you can enforce that judgment here.

Storms are here, Contractors. How to protect Insurance Funds owed to you.

After property has sustained damage as a result of water, inclement weather or natural disaster, many property owners seek reimbursement for the cost of repair from the property insurance carriers

Pay When Paid vs Pay If Paid by Christina Gonzalez

Below is a description of the two types of contingent payment clauses in construction contracts that could have enormous impact on the payment for the work that you completed under the contract:

The Benefits of Employment Forms and Personnel Records

One thing that many businesses seem to forego is the making and keeping of employment records. Instead of 'wasting time,' businesses instead will handle problems and employment issues as they arise. However, spending a little time making sure all employment policies, paperwork, and records and in order will save both time and money later on.

Restrictive Covenants, What are they? -Kelly Stamy


A restrictive covenant in employment law is an agreement between a business and a worker (either a employee or independent contractor) restricting the worker from competing or soliciting the business's workers or customers after the worker ceases to work with the business.

Texas will enforce a restrictive covenant agreement if two conditions are met:

1. it is ancillary to or part of an otherwise enforceable agreement (typically at the start of employment); and

2. contains reasonable limitations as to time, geographical area, and scope of activity aimed at protecting the business's legitimate business interest. 

Why Liens Work Part 2

How does one perfect a lien?

The most important aspect of perfecting a lien is giving timely notice to the relevant parties in the action. Texas law has strict rules regarding notice, in order to ensure that anyone who may be vulnerable to a lien claim is given sufficient time and opportunity to minimize their liability.

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