Articles by Benjamin Pollock

by: Benjamin Pollock and Craig Ledet

When a claim threatens a major construction project, the contract’s dispute resolution provisions do not always need to read as step-by-step instructions. Prudent parties will study the contract’s requirements but also consider options that might more effectively address the particular dispute and circumstances.Read more

by: Benjamin Pollock and Jeremiah Anderson

Disputes often arise during the course of a construction project. The proper handling of these “in project” disputes is critical to advancing the project towards completion, preserving rights, and resolving these disputes.Read more

by: Benjamin Pollock and William Burns

Construction claims benefit from an early and thorough evaluation. This article explores key steps in investigating and assessing a claim, including assembling the proper team, preparing the written record, and determining whether to pursue a claim.Read more

by: Benjamin Pollock and Martha Buttry Daniels

Energy industry professionals should be cognizant of ways to mitigate unforeseen obstacles during major construction projects. Taking early, proactive steps can help avoid costly and unnecessary disputes and put you in the best position to present or defend later claims, as necessary. When a potential dispute arises: understand the contractual landscape, talk to key people, organize important documents, and articulate a favorable position. Read more

by: Craig Ledet and Benjamin Pollock

The Texas Supreme Court recently decided a case involving the enforceability of “no damages for delay” clauses that could have significant impacts on energy disputes. Read more

by: Benjamin Pollock

Two recent decisions indicate that Texas courts are likely to examine common carrier status more closely when landowners challenge a pipeline company's ability to secure easements by eminent domain.Read more