Securing Discovery from a Texas Non-Party

Posted On July 18, 2017 by Brian Brisco

Frequently Asked Questions Texas is one of the few states which has not adopted the Uniform Interstate Depositions…

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Challenging A Default Judgment In A Texas Federal Court

Posted On November 2, 2015 by Derek Carson

So you just learned that a federal court in Texas has entered a default judgment against your company….

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Texas Condemnation Gets Clear

Posted On April 28, 2015 by Mary Colchin Johndroe

The Texas Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Cause No. 13-0053, State v. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc….

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Securing Discovery from a Texas Non-Party

Posted On April 28, 2015 by Brian Brisco

Frequently Asked Questions. Texas is one of the few states which has not adopted the Uniform Interstate Depositions…

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The Recent Explosion in Design Patent Litigation: What You Need To Know

Posted On March 9, 2015 by Brian Casper

When most people think of patents, they think of what is technically known as a “utility patent.” This…

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It’s the Holiday Season…and OSHA Reporting Changes are Coming to Town

Posted On December 16, 2014 by James Phillips

For employers this year, it will not matter if they have been naughty or nice, they are all…

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Designing A Credit Application That Works For Your Business (And Not Your Customer)

Posted On September 19, 2014 by Bruce Akerly

Few customers offer to pay in cash.  Most want some form of credit.  What credit you extend results…

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You’re Not From Texas…But a Texas Court Wants You Anyway! Frequently Asked Questions About Litigating in Texas

Posted On September 16, 2014 by Scott Fredricks

We often collaborate on trial teams with lawyers from around the country.  Here are some of the questions…

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Texas Supreme Court Issues New “Spoliation” Rules with Implications for Company Document-Retention Policies

Posted On July 15, 2014 by Derek Carson

Earlier this month, the Texas Supreme Court issued a key decision on a subject every business owner and…

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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Defense of Laches

Posted On June 11, 2014 by Brian Casper

Earlier this year, the U. S. Supreme Court came out with an interesting opinion clarifying the defense of…

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Selection of Counsel Disputes Between Insureds and Insurance Company

Posted On May 21, 2014 by John Polzer

Most businesses know that one of the first things it should do when it is sued, is to…

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Bankruptcy Court’s Equitable Powers Not Unlimited

Posted On May 11, 2014 by Bruce Akerly

Lest we forget, the U.S. Supreme Court recently reminds us that Bankruptcy Courts, unlike other federal courts, are…

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Owning the Fruit of our Labors

Posted On April 16, 2014 by Scott Fredricks

Increasingly, companies are requiring their employees to assign to their employers any inventions or ideas they may come…

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Eyes in the Sky – What drones are allowed to see in Texas

Posted On March 28, 2014 by Scott Fredricks

While Amazon may simply want to deliver packages to your home using drones, a vast field of public…

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The Eminent and Inverse Environment – Interplay Between Environmental Issues and Condemnation

Posted On March 10, 2014 by Mary Colchin Johndroe

“THE EMINENT AND INVERSE ENVIRONMENT – The Interplay Between Environmental Issues and Condemnation” was presented to the Tarrant County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section in Fort Worth, Texas…

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Texas Expedited Trial Rules: Removal from the Expedited Actions Process

Posted On February 24, 2014 by James Phillips

This is the fourth and final post in a series discussing the new rules for Expedited Actions in…

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Blackmail Ransomware: Beware!

Posted On February 21, 2014 by Deanya Cocanougher

This week, the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Bureau of Investigations issued a warning about an aggressive blackmail…

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Texas Expedited Trial Rules: Trials Under the Expedited Action Rules

Posted On February 21, 2014 by James Phillips

This is the third post in a series discussing the new rules for Expedited Actions in Texas mandated…

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Texas Expedited Trial Rules: Discovery Under the Expedited Action Rules

Posted On February 19, 2014 by James Phillips

This is the second post in a series discussing the new rules for Expedited Actions in Texas mandated…

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Getting “Hometowned”: U.S. Supreme Court Enforces Forum Selection Change

Posted On February 18, 2014 by John Polzer

Forum selection clauses in contracts are important terms which govern where a certain dispute will be litigated.  For…

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