Texas Justices Poised To Shake Up Public Works Projects

Law360, Houston (August 30, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday scheduled arguments to consider whether Zachry Construction Corp. can recover $20 million in losses the Port of Houston Authority allegedly caused by stalling a wharf project, a case experts say could change how public construction deals are structured and priced.

On Nov. 6, the high court will hear Zachry’s plea to overturn a ruling by the Fourteenth District Court of Appeals that industry attorneys say has upended the law, making it possible for governmental bodies to intentionally delay projects and...
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