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Texas Supreme Court Opinion and Orders - 3/15

The Court issued its opinion in No. 13-0337, PlainsCapital Bank v. Martin. In an opinion by Justice Johnson (joined by Chief Justice Hecht, and Justices Green, Willett, Lehrmann, Devine, and Brown) the Court again addressed the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

TTAB Decisions Can Preclude Court Determinations Of Likelihood Of Confusion In Infringement Cases

On March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., holding that a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decision on likelihood of confusion for purposes of registration…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview - 3/15

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in three cases. - No. 13-1026, Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP v. Lopez - The Petitioner law firm seeks to enforce an arbitration…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview - 3/15

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in two cases. No. 13-0745, Greater Houston Partnership v. Paxton - This dispute arises from a request for the records of the Greater Houston…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law

Texas Supreme Court oral arguments (3/15)

The Texas Supreme Court will hear three oral arguments on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Austin. The cases involve (1) breach of a gas-purchase agreement, (2) calculation of oil-and-gas royalties, and (3) application of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial

Texas Supreme Court Opinions (3/15) - Part 2

No. 13-0338, University of Texas at Arlington v. Williams - This appeal addresses whether the recreational-use statute (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 75.001-007) covers a spectator at a sporting event…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (3/15)

No. 13-0126, Nabors Well Servs., Ltd. v. Loera -- The court of appeals had reversed this case on the ground that evidence of seatbelt nonuse was not admissible. But recently, in Nabors Well Servs., Ltd. v. Romero, the Supreme…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Can Requesting Entry Of A Judgment Hurt Your Case?

After you get a favorable result on some issues but not on others, should you seek entry of a judgment? Can seeking entry of a judgment waive your right to appeal on the issues that you lost?…more
| Civil Procedure

Fifth Circuit Preserves Provider Flexibility In Collecting Patient Responsibility

Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in North Cypress Medical Center Operating Co. v. Cigna Healthcare, a case concerning the ability of a non-participating healthcare provider to discount a patient’s…more
| Civil Procedure, Health

Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (3/15)

The three cases involve (1) whether a liability insurer must pay the plaintiffs who received an assignment from the insured after the insurer failed to defend, (2) whether the former owner of a chemical plant is liable for an…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, Insurance, Toxic Torts

Texas Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (3/15)

In its weekly order list, the Supreme Court of Texas issued four opinions and accepted a certified question from the Fifth Circuit…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Personal Injury

Moratorium On MLP Private Letter Rulings To End Immediately

Through our contacts with the various lobbying groups for Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) in Washington D.C., Thompson & Knight’s Energy and Tax Practice Groups learned this afternoon that, effective as of today, the IRS…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Taxpayer Loses Related-Party 1031 Exchange Case Involving Heavy Equipment

On Monday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in North Central Rental & Leasing, LLC vs. U.S., holding that North Central Rental & Leasing, LLC (“Taxpayer”) had improperly excluded gain in a purported like…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (2/15)

No. 13-0484, American Star Energy & Minerals Corp. v. Stowers -- This case involves the statute of limitations for a claim that individual partners must satisfy an unpaid contract debt of the partnership…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Worker’s Compensation

Managing Workforce Contraction During An Energy Slump: Special Considerations for Nonimmigrant Workers Affected By a RIF

Continuing our weekly "Falling Oil Prices and RIFs" series, this week's topic focuses upon immigration law issues that typically arise during workforce reductions…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
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