Month: May 2020

The Continuing Impact of COVID-19 on Child Custody: Must I Exchange My Child for Summer Visitation?

Amid the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, parents who share custody of their children continue to face new challenges. In a time where stay-at-home orders, social distancing, working from home, and travel restrictions have become the new norm, parents are looking for guidance on how to handle issues relating to possession and access of their children. …

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Cantey Hanger Partner Valdez Accepted to Prestigious Group

FORT WORTH, TX –Ryan Valdez, a Partner with Cantey Hanger LLP, has been accepted as a member of the international Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. It is an “inspired community of vetted defense counsel (and) exceptional leaders.” Valdez is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer representing Fortune 500 companies, locally-owned and regional businesses, and …

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Snap Removals: The Fifth Circuit Opens Federal Courts to Quick-Removing Diverse Defendants

The federal removal statutes preclude a case from being removed if a local defendant has been “properly joined and served.”  28 USC § 1441(b)(2).  When, however, a defendant removes a case to federal court before a local defendant has been served, it is typically referred to as a snap removal.  Last month the Fifth Circuit …

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Bankruptcy Changes in the CARES Act

In March 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”).  The CARES Act contains provisions which affect Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy debtors, as well as debtors proceeding under the new form of small business bankruptcy created by the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (“SBRA”).  SBRA, which took …

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Governor Abbott Begins to Reopen Texas: Key Provisions in the Governor’s Latest Orders

On April 27, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott hosted a press conference at which he announced “Phase I” of a three phase plan to reopen businesses across the state, and begin relaxing restrictions put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19.  At the press conference, the Governor issued three executive orders which mark the first …

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