Tyson & Mendes has successfully represented design professionals, developers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. We handle all aspects of construction-related litigation, including design or construction defects; delay, disruption, and acceleration; earth movement; job-site injury; and more.
In recognition of the fact construction litigation can be protracted and expensive, Tyson & Mendes is dedicated to providing cost-effective service to our clients. We are strong proponents of alternative dispute resolution where appropriate and are actively involved in construction dispute avoidance counseling on behalf of clients. This involves the review and negotiation of contracts in order to minimize risk, as well as negotiation and resolution of disputes to prevent litigation.
Our attorneys have extensive trial and arbitration experience in both state and federal courts, and before the American Arbitration Association and other arbitration forums. Consistent with our emphasis on cost-efficiency, Tyson & Mendes partners with the client at the outset of litigation to discuss specific litigation goals and strategies that consider the most efficient and cost-effective manner of proceeding successfully.
LAS VEGAS (May 12, 2022) – Nationwide civil litigation defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP has announced Griffith Hayes as the newest partner in its growing Las Vegas office. Hayes specializes in general liability, products liability, construction liability, employment and labor law, and financial institutions litigation.
Sometimes, a new jurisdiction may be all it takes to significantly impact the outcome of a case. With a nearly $6.9 million water damage suit lingering, Specialty Insurance Co. decided to make a federal case out of it. In Parkway Towers Condominium Association Inc. v. Arch...
It is no secret Washington courts have been steadily placing insurance companies under an ever-intensifying spotlight. In this era of tougher judicial waters, one simple cornerstone remains truer than ever: a timely response to a lawsuit is just as important as any...
Clients who are new to litigation often ask whether they can recover attorneys’ fees. The answer is: it depends. In general, under the “American” rule, attorneys’ fees are not recoverable unless they are expressly allowed by statute or contract...
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently clarified the “joint employment” test for employers, providing specific guidance on the issue. In Jinks v. Credico (USA) LLC, the court reviewed standards for independent contractors and whether those should apply to joint employers.
For many of us of a certain age, our first exposure to the Latin phrase caveat emptor came from an episode of the classic sitcom, The Brady Bunch. “Let the buyer beware” was the lesson Mr. Brady imparted to Greg for his spontaneous purchase of a beat-up convertible. That same lesson was one homebuyers learned for many years. In Illinois, a seller of real property was not liable to a purchaser for defects in the design or construction of the property which existed, even in a latent state, at the time of the sale.
The rise of Nuclear Verdicts® over the past 10-15 years and the reasons for same. How to identify types of construction cases that tend to lead to larger verdicts. Various best practices for avoidance of Nuclear Verdicts®
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, attitudes amongst Washington juries have changed, and a revived focus on risk management in some industries has cast doubt over the future of insurance litigation in the state. Tyson & Mendes is at the forefront of nuclear verdict defense, and our methods for defending against Nuclear Verdicts™ are more important than ever. Experts from Tyson & Mendes’ Washington office will give a series of webinars focused on defending against Nuclear Verdicts™.
Webinar Series on Trending Topics & Annual Update