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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 1 Jan 2016

Insurance law

Refining and, some would say, "rewriting" the rules of construction was a focal point in 2015. The court in In re Deepwater Horizon allowed the…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 12 Dec 2015

DOL Sues Dallas-based Assisted Living Facility and Company Officials

The DOL has filed a lawsuit against Lexington Place Assisted Living Homes Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Certain company officials have also been sued. The…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 9 Dec 2015

More notable OSHA changes in 2015 with more to come in 2016

The year's end provides an opportunity to reflect on changes that have affected the construction industry as a whole, as well as those changes in the…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 27 Oct 2015

10 tips for reducing the risk of a contract dispute

Most people in the construction industry do not like the contract negotiation process. Generally, everyone wants to get the contract signed as…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 15 Oct 2015

Immigration monthly - October 2015

On October 2, 2015, DHS announced a program that will allow certain family members of Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans to receive…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 14 Oct 2015

Regulations cause offshore companies to examine independent contractor status

The utilization of independent contractors in the offshore industry is, and has been, more than common place…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 7 Oct 2015

Employer wins fight with feds on worker classification

Bert Steindorf wasn't in the office the day his company got a surprise visit from a federal wage inspector looking for payroll data. But a couple of…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 9 Sep 2015

Risk shifting and legal considerations before disaster strikes

Every safety program, emergency response memorandum and risk management strategy begins or ends with discussions of cataclysm, emergency and…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 27 Aug 2015

The characterization of an ORRI conveyance in bankruptcy

A bankruptcy court’s characterization of a debtor’s pre-petition conveyance of an overriding royalty interest (“ORRI”) has an important effect on…
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Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC | USA | 11 Aug 2015

Claim time limits: not too long, not too short, but just right

Almost all construction contracts anticipate the possibility that claims for increased compensation or contractual payment offsets might occur and…
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