Robert Tobey, name partner at Johnston♦Tobey in Dallas, has been named co-chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s 2014-15 Equal Access to Justice Campaign, one of the more important tasks afforded a DBA member. Along with his co-chair, Laura Benitez Geisler, Robert assumes the responsibility to raise at least $750,000 by the end of the year […]
Johnston♦Tobey attorneys Randy Johnston and Robert Tobey have been selected to the list of Best Lawyers in America® for 2015. They have been selected among the nation’s most outstanding attorneys in the practice areas of commercial litigation, professional malpractice and legal malpractice. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal […]
Randy Johnston, who is often retained as an expert witness in a variety of cases, was quoted recently by The Texas Lawbook on a case where one attorney actually slapped the hand of opposing counsel during a contentious deposition. The question was whether this was a breach of professionalism or whether it was justified. When asked […]
Texas litigators sometimes find themselves running head-long into the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Responsibility on their journey through the court system. In an effort to inform his fellow legal practitioners on how to avoid ethical rules violations “when the ice is getting thin,” Dallas trial lawyer Randy Johnston took on the task of writing […]
By Robert Tobey On July 3, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court set forth new standards for proof of spoliation of evidence in Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. v. Aldridge, 2014 Tex. LEXIS 562. This decision is important for every company that has a document retention policy. On September 2, 2004, Aldridge slipped and fell near a display […]
DALLAS, TX – (BusinessWire) – Business litigation attorneys Randy Johnston, Robert Tobey and Coyt Johnston Jr. have been selected Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2014 and featured in the May issue of D Magazine. Johnston Tobey, PC, has an enviable reputation as one of Dallas’ top litigation boutiques. Best known for their expertise in legal […]
The 2013 Texas legislature adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, effective September 1, 2013. Nearly every state and the District of Columbia has passed this statute. Texas now joins these states in implementing nationwide standards concerning what trade secrets are and how they can be protected.
Contracts typically include what’s called a merger clause. The clause says that all the parties’ agreements are included in the contract. But a foul odor put this principle to the test before the Texas Supreme Court.
Robert Tobey, name partner at JohnstonTobey, PC, has been re-elected to the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors.
For years I have wondered whether a corporation could sue its own general counsel for malpractice. The lawyer clearly represents the client. Unquestionably, the General Counsel owes the client/employer a duty to act within the standard of care.