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Does Your Policy Cover Business Losses Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus?

The recent outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has dominated the news cycle and caused sweeping damage to businesses across the U.S. As businesses continue to focus on how the virus impacts them, one critical question is the extent to which their insurance programs may cover business interruptions and related losses. Most businesses rely on standard “all risk” property...
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Planning for a Successful Commercial Construction Project

Are you developing a public or private commercial property? The most essential part of the development process is to be absolutely certain that the contract you enter into with any design professionals or contractors includes provisions to protect you from liability or financial impact in the unlikely event of design or construction defects. What are some common defects? Architectural and eng...
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Pearson Legal Files Lawsuit On Behalf Of Victoria Independent School District Against Property Casualty Alliance of Texas

VICTORIA, Texas, Jan. 28, 2020  — The Victoria Independent School District (VISD) has filed a lawsuit against its insurance carrier, Property Casualty Alliance of Texas (PCAT), to be compensated for extensive damage sustained by the district-wide school facilities as a result of August 2017's Hurricane Harvey.  In the lawsuit, VISD seeks to recover approximately $22M in damages that the Di...
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Do You Have Adequate Homeowner’s Insurance?

Disasters that can strike your home — including hail, windstorms, fires and tornadoes — are always traumatic. By carrying sufficient homeowner’s insurance, you can at least have some peace of mind knowing that you’ll be able to recover. But typical coverage is often based on three factors: what you paid for your home, its current market value and your mortgage. This may leave you short when it com...
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How well do you understand the important LEGAL issues surrounding appraisal?

How well do you understand the important LEGAL issues surrounding appraisal? Appraisal has become an increasingly critical part of the claims adjusting process in Texas over the past 15 years. Understanding the pitfalls and opportunities presented by appraisal will help you and better maximize recoveries. To learn more, check out this article, co-written by Gravely & Pearson's Matthew Pearson,...
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Texas Appeals Court Sides With Oil & Gas Prospector in $14.3M Trade Secret Theft Case

A Texas appeals court affirmed a jury’s verdict in favor of Shale Exploration, LLC in the amount of $14.3 million for lost profits resulting from the theft of Shale’s trade secrets in a Montana oil and gas development project.  Shale was represented at trial and in the court of appeals by Matthew Pearson and Valerie Cantu of Gravely & Pearson, LLP, and Brendan McBride from San Antonio. In a...
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Dallas Morning News calls Gravely & Pearson “a recognized leader… on construction cases.”

Dallas Morning News... "Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., a recognized leader representing owners on construction cases." Allen Eagle Stadium to reopen for graduation after 10 million plus in fixes- Dallas, Texas (May 31, 2015). ALLEN — Fifteen months after Allen ISD shut down its $60 million high school stadium because of significant structural defects, crowds will once again stream through the ga...
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Gravely & Pearson LLP Donates Nearly $500,000 to Texas Public Schools

In its continuing support of Texas Public Schools, Gravely & Pearson L.L.P. in the past two years donated a nearly half a million dollars to public schools in Texas. “We believe that our public school system is the foundation of our success as a state” said Partner, Marc Gravely. It’s important we show our support of the great work being done day in and day out by our students, administrators, Su...
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Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. Obtains Settlement with Manufacturers and Installers of Defective Artificial Turf System

"Your firm made it possible for our district to regain the money needed to have our field rebuilt correctly to serve the students of our district. For that we are forever grateful." China Spring, Texas (July 17, 2014) - China Spring Independent School District hired Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P., after defects and irregularities surfaced in the newly-installed artificial turf system. Among the ...
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Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. Wins $19 Million Verdict on Behalf of Shale Exploration for Montana Oil and Gas Dispute

Jury finds for Shale Exploration, LLC and awards compensatory and punitive damages against Eagle Oil and Gas on misappropriation of trade secrets claim. Houston, Texas (September 16, 2014) - A Harris County jury returned a $19 million verdict for Shale Exploration LLC, a Ft. Worth-based oil and gas exploration company, finding that Dallas-based Eagle Oil & Gas had stolen part of a proprieta...
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