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.
Randy Johnston has long demanded a certain standard of conduct from members of the justice system. This is at the heart of his dispute with District Judge Carlos Cortez that came to a head this fall.
Attorney Randy Johnston told company treasurers and chief financial officers how to avoid being cheated by scam artists in a recent speech at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison.