You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Human Condition Meets Construction Law
By Guy A. Randles
People involved in litigation rarely find it amusing. Few are detached enough to find it even interesting. Most find it at best a necessary evil and at worst an unmitigated disaster.
Lawyers worth their salt feel their clients' pain and try to avoid the expense and risks of litigation. When litigation does result, they try to accomplish their clients' objectives without a full-scale death march to the bitter end.
With that said, one of the fascinating things about practicing law, and construction law in particular, is the myriad ways that disputes arise. The human condition provides an endless supply of the unexpected, the fascinating and even the bizarre. Unlike colleagues in some practice areas, construction lawyers rarely have a dull moment.
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Published in the Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon, April 19, 2012