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Business Interruption Insurance & COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused both state-mandated shutdowns and independent decisions for businesses to shut their doors this year.  In order to protect against these kinds of unexpected closures, Business Interruption Insurance is purchased by business owners all across the country.  However, insurance companies are trying their hardest to deny coverage of these claims …

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Our Response to COVID-19

Principally, our thoughts at this time are with anyone who’s been impacted by the COVID-19 virus, directly or indirectly. Second, we at Shaw Cowart want to assure you that the law firm has put into action a business contingency plan to ensure there is no disruption in legal services. Our firm is continuing to pursue …

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Recoverable Medical Damages Are Rarely What You Are Billed in Texas

Texas Courts have recognized in the convoluted world of hospital billing that patients rarely pay or otherwise become obligated to a hospital’s “full” charges. Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, and private insurers are generally subject to discounted rates under law, or through their contracts with hospitals and other providers. As the Texas Supreme Court held in the …

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VIDEO – What is a Virtual General Counsel?

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Austin, Texas business attorney Ethan Shaw discusses Shaw Cowart LLP’s experience with representing companies for in high stakes “Bet the Company” litigation. Business disputes create unnecessary expense and divert time, energy and resources away from the focus of your business. When that dispute could wreak havoc on your company, you need dependable attorneys who you …

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What Information Can an Employee Take When They Leave a Company?

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Austin, Texas attorney John Cowart addresses a question about what an employee can take when he or she leaves the company. In many cases, this question is governed by an employment agreement or a non-disclosure agreement. If you are an employee  considering leaving your current employment or if your company is concerned about an employee …

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When are You Entitled to Financial Compensation after an Accident?

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People involved in auto accidents often ask whether they are eligible for financial compensation. The starting point is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. In this video, Austin attorney Ethan Shaw explains how a person injured in an accident is entitled to compensation if you can prove that another party is responsible. For …

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Our Approach When Representing a Client in a Breach of Contract Claim

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Attorney John Cowart discusses how Shaw Cowart LLP approaches a breach of contract claim. Each case is different and it may sound simple, but there are complexities in every case. Questions that should be asked include: Where should a suit be filed? Is the defendant solvent? Will your claim stand on appeal? If you have …

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Hildalgo County Border Fence-Levee Case Ends with Dismissal of RICO Claim

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Following a four-year investigation and in the wake of remarks by a visiting judge that he “wrestled to find enough smoke to suggest that there is a fire some place”, the final claim remaining against Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1’s former manager, Godfrey Garza, Jr., was voluntarily dismissed by the attorneys representing the drainage …

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