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.
Malpractice suits are prevalent for various workers in numerous industries, but recent findings indicate they are the most common for real estate professionals over the last reporting period.
The Internal Revenue Service lists its annual “Dirty Dozen” common tax scams that often peak during the tax filing season. Beware of claims that sound too good to be true, the IRS urges. The agency warns that taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and even criminal prosecution.
The US Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a legal malpractice case arising out of a patent infringement lawsuit filed on behalf of a JohnstonTobey client.