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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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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Registering Your Trademark Offers Protection and Peace of Mind

Posted On September 26, 2014 by Lee Kirner

Lately we have had a number of clients approach wondering whether they should file for federal or state…

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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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FAA Legal Interpretation Presents Problems for Ride Sharing Websites and the Pilots Who Use Them

Posted On August 25, 2014 by Bryan David

In an August 13, 2014 legal interpretation letter, the FAA challenges the legality of general aviation “ride sharing”…

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The Death of Minority Shareholder Oppression Claims in Texas?

Posted On August 15, 2014 by Doug Clayton

Bad news for minority shareholders in Texas.  On June 20, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court delivered the opinion in…

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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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Fifth Circuit Clarifies the “Active Participation” Exception to the Internal Revenue Code’s Farming-Syndicate Rules

Posted On July 8, 2014 by Derek Carson

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down some good news for individual…

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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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Responding to Preference Demand Letters- a Primer

Posted On May 5, 2014 by Bruce Akerly

A debtor’s bankruptcy is never a good thing (usually it means little or no payments on the debt…

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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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Is a Credit Cap Bid in Your Future?

Posted On February 25, 2014 by Bruce Akerly

In a much criticized decision, a bankruptcy court in Delaware recently held that cause existed to limit a…

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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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