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Business Litigation Alert: "Did They Really Say That?"

E-Mails Continue to Be the Modern "Smoking Gun" - The recent financial-collapse and bankruptcy of former mega-law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has captivated the attention of the legal industry, but are there lessons to be…more

| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery, Business Torts,...

Avoiding a Business Scam

Today, most of the scams reported in the news that are targeted against businesses seem to have gone high tech and usually involve illegal hacking into a company’s computer network. However, some fraud still occurs the old…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law

Texas Supreme Court Issues Ewing Opinion

On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court issued the long awaited and much anticipated Ewing Construction v. Amerisure Insurance opinion. You may have heard that the ruling was a big victory for contractors, but you…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

Texas Railroad Commission to Hire Seismologist

The Texas Railroad Commission announced that it would hire an in-house seismologist to investigate the possible link of oil and gas activity to seismic events. In a January 7, 2014 statement, the Railroad Commission said that…more

| Energy & Utilities, Transportation

2014 Hot Topics - What to Watch for in the New Year

As we wave goodbye to 2013 and welcome in 2014, here are a few of the issues we are tracking that could have a material impact on your business…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, &...

Affordable Care Act Compliance

Changing Policies and Avoiding Penalties - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the biggest changes to ever hit the world of employee benefits. In order to avoid significant fines and penalties, employers must be up to…more

| Health, Labor & Employment Law

Now, How Do I Decant a Trust?

Decanting has been Texas law for almost three months and several articles have discussed what can be accomplished by decanting (e.g., Bill Pargaman’s 2013 Legislative Update). This article will discuss the documents needed to…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Economic Loss Rule of the Third Kind - Nothing New or Alien Concepts?

Can a contractor sue the project’s designer for losses allegedly caused by errors in construction documents? This question was presented in the Eby v. LAN/STV case, which is now before the Texas Supreme Court…more

| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction...

The Increasing Cost of Cyber Crime

With Cyber-Attacks on the Rise, How Can You Prepare? The risk of a cyber-attack on a U.S. company is growing at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are not just an issue for large corporations, high tech…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Science, Computers, &...

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