Cleve Clinton

Cleve Clinton

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The Top 3 Things Tom Brady Can Learn From Blue Bell Creameries: “Nothing is More Important To Us Than Maintaining Your Trust”

Take it Seriously. A week ago, when asked about the “elephant in the room,” New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady replied before 4,000 cheering and laughing Patriots fans “Where? When I digest it fully, I’ll be sure to...more

5/15/2015 - Crisis Management Individual Accountability New England Patriots Reputation Management

Avoiding Job Applicants who Smoke: Is Snuffing out Smokers Discrimination?

Faced with increasing healthcare costs and wanting to be a good role model, Gus Grohcer of Canned Foods 4 Less advises all prospective employees that he does not hire smokers and tests for nicotine, making all job offers...more

4/30/2015 - Employer Group Health Plans Employment Policies Health Insurance Hiring & Firing Smoking Bans

The Coming Silver Tsunami: Families May Lose 70% in Wealth Transfer

Record Wealth Transfer. Over the next 30-40 years about $12 trillion from those born in 1920s and 30s will be transferred to the baby boomers, and the boomers are expected to transfer some $30 trillion to their heirs, with...more

3/26/2015 - Beneficiaries Family Businesses Successors

Left Shark and Lawsuits – Who Gets Bitten in the End?

Halftime was just the Beginning: A backup dancer in Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show goes viral upstaging the singer, Tom Brady and Russell Wilson for MVP. Thanks to social media, “Left Shark” became a “thing” overnight...more

2/11/2015 - 3-D Printing Technology Copyright Copyright Infringement Entertainment Industry

Finding Fault with Fracking – Lawsuits and Earthquakes

Lisa Frick, our fictional Denton resident, who collected anti-fracking ordinance signatures to put on the Denton City Ballot now complains that fracking near old Texas Stadium caused earthquakes that harmed her twin sister...more

1/29/2015 - Earthquakes Fracking Local Ordinance Oil & Gas

Sony vs. N. Korea – Let Capitalism Fight Totalitarianism!

Cyber terrorism, North Korea, Sony, extortion, free speech, The Interview, international relations, journalistic ethics, cyber security… can it get any better than this?...more

12/23/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Extortion Film Industry Free Speech Hackers Movies North Korea Sony

Fracking! Come and Take It!

Believing that she could no longer endure around-the-clock noise, dust and truck traffic in her residential Denton neighborhood, Lisa Frick and friends collected signatures to put a proposed ordinance on today’s ballot...more

11/7/2014 - Fracking Fracking Bans Urban Planning & Development

Divorce – Impacting Your Meddlin Hands Partners!

To the other four minority owners who enjoyed the meteoric rise of Meddlin Hands Cleaning Products, when Lucy Knott sued their majority partner Tigh A. Knott for divorce, the divorce was anything but routine. Lucy wants half...more

10/22/2014 - Divorce Marital Assets Prenuptial Agreements Shareholders

Texting Trouble: Who’s Liable?

I.M. Dense, a stockbroker employed by BI Lough was driving to a non-business event when he struck and injured a motorcyclist. On personal time, in a personal vehicle and using a personal cell phone, Dense admitted that he was...more

10/1/2014 - Car Accident Distracted Driving Texting

Weighing in – 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords. What, Me Worry About CyberSecurity?

Last month one of our lead articles was Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned. Last week the New York Times published an article reporting that at least 1.2 billion usernames and passwords were hacked by a Russian...more

8/25/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Hackers Passwords Russia Websites

Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned

When Wei Wong, owner of Sushi Mushi, a popular Japanese food bistro in Texas, installed a phone add-on to take credit and debit card payments straight from his employees’ phones, his revenues skyrocketed. Yesterday the Feds...more

7/25/2014 - Best Management Practices Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Cybertheft Data Breach Data Protection Debit and Credit Card Transactions Notice Requirements Popular

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

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