If you administer or advise on master service agreements, or for that matter any other contract that requires written notice, this post by my Gray Reed partner Joe Virene is essential reading:

Texas Supreme Court: Actual Notice Does Not Satisfy Written Notice Requirement

In short, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed a jury verdict in favor of a construction project owner because the owner’s notice of termination to the contractor did not comply with the written notice requirement of the parties’ contract.

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