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C&S partner Blair Dancy publishes “Pleading Into Coverage” in The Advocate, the prestigious quarterly journal published by the Litigation Section of the Texas State Bar

- Blair Dancy

Blair’s article is a good read for lawyers on both sides of the “v.”  It gives important advice, such as, “Avoid alleging facts that cannot be supported at trial. Plead consistent with your facts and with enough detail to get the right parties to the table. An insurer with a defense but no indemnification obligation may hamper settlement discussions.”   Read more

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Charlie Cain admitted to Colorado Bar

- Charlie Cain

C&S Partner Charlie Cain was sworn in as a new member of the Colorado Bar on July 27, 2017. According to Charlie, “several of the firm's existing clients have business in Colorado, so it made sense to expand our practice to that great state from that standpoint and also to work toward representation of new Colorado clients.”   Read more

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C&S Client Sues Houston for More Than $10M in Unpaid Consulting Fees

Cain & Skarnulis filed suit against the City of Houston on behalf of Tri-Stem Utility Bill Audits. Tri-Stem was hired by the city to audit the bills of CenterPoint Energy. The audit uncovered overcharges for thousands of streetlights that were no longer in service. The overcharges were worth tens of millions of dollars, and represented a significant fee to Tri-Stem.   Read more

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Unusual Mediation Leads to Settlement

The lawyers of Cain & Skarnulis, an Austin business litigation boutique, won a settlement in a case following a creative mediation process put together by a federal magistrate judge. T.J. Turner, Pat Fitzgerald, and Steve Skarnulis represented Liberty Steel Erectors in a case involving delays in the construction of a $500 million medical center on Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Liberty, a Florida company specializing in reinforcing steel for concrete, sued Penick Nordic Joint Venture, a California company responsible for the building’s superstructure. Liberty’s claims against PNJV were for unpaid change orders and delays.   Read more

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Steve Skarnulis

​Arc of the Arts Studio & Gallery is viewed as the go-to organization for people with disabilities in Central Texas, and the most instrumental organization at increasing the self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, developing and strengthening the care-giving abilities of their families, and promoting community awareness of disability issues.   Read more

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Hot economy prompts new law firms and expansions

Cain & Skarnulis LLP was launched in April by Steven Skarnulis and Charles Cain, two attorneys formerly with Van Osselaer Cronin & Buchanan. The firm specializing in litigation, oil and gas and real estate law took about 2,300 square feet in the Wells Fargo Tower.   Read article