Cleve Clinton

Cleve Clinton

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

Sure, fireworks are fun, but be cautious and careful. Below are Texas’ Top 10 fireworks laws (but remember, laws may vary county to county) reposted from our July 2008 blog....more

7/7/2014 - Safety Precautions

Last-Minute Wills….What Counts?

Monitoring his emails and gazing at the sights on Elafonisi beach in Crete, attorney Al B. Wise receives a desperate 4:30 a.m. (Texas time) email from his best client Betty Makit Williams – “Going under Slim Cutter’s knife in...more

6/26/2014 - Estate Planning Wills

Online Reputation Protection and Repair

Arriving at his warehouse last week Knott Faire, owner of Faire Carpet Cleaning, discovered yet another complaining critique posted on WELP: “Lots of hype, a mediocre cleaning and a hassle at the end. Don’t get tied up with...more

5/30/2014 - Defamation First Amendment Online Reviews Reputation Management Yelp

Gimme A U-N-I-O-N!

Willa Bepayed is a standout attacker and a Senior on State Tech’s volleyball team. Willa read about Kan Doit, the Southeastern quarterback who’s leading the unionization drive before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)....more

5/1/2014 - College Athletes NCAA NLRA NLRB Students Unions

Avoiding Judicial Hellholes

Bedder Sailz, a salesman for Orange Computers, Inc., lives in Seattle, Washington, and frequently travels on business. After successfully closing a computer deal in Dallas, Sailz catches East-West-Wings (EWW) flight #101 from...more

5/1/2014 - DaimlerAG EWW Forum Shopping Jurisdiction

Whistleblowers, Do Tell?

Whizzle Blour, a professor of surgery at University Medical School, complained to his supervisor that trauma residents at University Hospital were treating and operating on patients without an attending physician’s...more

3/28/2014 - Healthcare Medicaid Medicare Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

The Case Of The Defamed Doctor – SLAPP’ing Down Defamation Cases In Texas

While on a date to the Laugh Factory Comedy Club, Terry Tellsall busted a gut laughing and was rushed to Texas General Hospital. Incensed by the treatment and bedside manner he received from Dr. B.D. Manner, Terry barraged...more

3/28/2014 - Anti-SLAPP Defamation

There’s A Printer For That!

Fresh off his last Tonight Show monologue, Jay Lento is scouring the vintage car dealers’ websites to find replacement wheel hubs for his antique BMW. Searching worldwide, he finds none. When his friend N. Gennyus mentions...more

2/20/2014 - 3-D Printing Technology

Domain Names – Possession Is 9/10ths Of The Law

As 2013 was winding down, the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum & Howe also known as www.BestLawfirmEver.com was calculating its partners’ year end distributions. Before the ink was dry, Dewey announced he was leaving, taking an...more

1/29/2014 - Cybersquatting Domain Names ICANN UDRP

Paying Elves And Interns!

Actually, internships may be a good option for Santa’s non-profit operation – so long as he does not pay a stipend or offer any benefits and clarifies whether interns are unpaid volunteers or paid employees. Paying a...more

12/20/2013 - DOL FLSA Internships Minimum Wage Over-Time Students Unpaid Interns Wages Workplace Injury

Caught Coming And Going!

Wanting to comply with the latest edict of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and give a recently released felon a break, Awft N. Cawssius ignored Pa Roll’s answer of “yes” to whether he had been convicted of a crime...more

11/22/2013 - Criminal Background Checks EEOC Felons Negligent Hiring

In Fear Of Your Life

Out for a sunny ride on a lazy Sunday afternoon Izzy Skeerd and his family suddenly found themselves surrounded by motorcycles in front, behind and on either side of their sport utility vehicle. One motorcyclist was wearing a...more

10/28/2013 - Accident Scene Assault Car Accident Self-Defense

Is Revenge Porn Legal?

In the aftermath of her failed relationship with Mortie Fyed, Ima Riled did the unthinkable: She uploaded sexually explicit photos and videos of Mortie online – photos Mortie sent Ima in confidence. Ima allegedly posted them...more

9/27/2013 - Obscenity Pornography Revenge Porn Sexting

Where There’s A Will, Is There Always A Way?

After their respective divorces Anita Will married Shelby A. Reck in Oklahoma. At the time each had a child and an Oklahoma home from their former marriages. Following the blissful event each adopted the other’s child, they...more

8/29/2013 - Estate Planning Wills

Asylum’s Just Another Word For Nowhere Left To Go

U. Hyde Meah’s employer required him to agree contractually that top secret information he reviewed as a technical contractor for the United States government would not be disclosed. ...more

7/31/2013 - Espionage Human Rights Indictments Political Asylum State Secrets

Tornados And Leases – Who Pays?

Winn Blohn knew the storm was coming before it lifted the roof and parts of the second floor from his home....more

6/26/2013 - Landlords Leases Natural Disasters Rent Tenants

Justice! – The Case For Expedited Trials

Royal Pane, owner of A Pane in the Glass, fabricates high performance windows for commercial buildings. The good news? Business is going through the roof....more

5/30/2013 - Counterclaims Discovery Expedited Actions Process Mediation Testimony Trials

Mistakes Have Consequences – British Petroleum’s Settlement

Three years ago, Tilting told tales of oil spill legal problems suffered by Forrest Gump, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Wok Ann chu-gumm Seafood Restaurants, Chef Red Fishy and Bishop Carp. Tilting predicted class action...more

4/30/2013 - BP Class Action Settlement

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