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The Enactment Of The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

Earlier this month, the Governor of Delaware signed the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (DRAA) into law, ushering in what the State of Delaware hopes will be an efficient and cost-effective alternative to the traditional…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

Payment Method Security and the Expanding Role of Chip & Pin

With the increased awareness of major data breaches and the ever-expanding prevalence of credit card fraud, payment transaction security has become an important discussion in this country…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Selling Your Business: Virtual Data Rooms—Part III

You have decided to sell the company. You have engaged the investment banker and have started soliciting expressions of interest. The investment banker is ready to set up the virtual data room (VDR)—an efficient method of…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Is The Correct Post-Judgment Interest Rate In Texas?

As with many legal questions, the answer depends. The Texas Supreme Court recently reinforced this in Hooks v. Samson Lone Star, L.P., No. 12-0920, 2015 WL 3933380 (Tex. Jan. 30, 2015)…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial

Can You Delegate The Briefwriting To Your Client?

The obvious answer is "no." Although the client can certainly have input into the briefwriting, it is counsel's ultimate responsibility to file a brief that complies with the rules…more
| Civil Procedure

BLM Issues New Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

On March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published its final rule concerning hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands. The rule requires an operator planning to conduct hydraulic fracturing on Federal or…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Indigenous Peoples

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
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