Tell me if you’ve been here: the client comes in and tells a story that sounds like it just might be a really good case. In fact, it might even settle without two years of discovery—if you can just package present it properly. You ask some pointed questions about when these events occurred and quickly […]
Traditionally, when major wire houses recruited brokers as trainees or from other firms, they required these brokers to sign non-solicitation agreements preventing them from soliciting employees and customers of the firms when they left for greener pastures. For many years, our firm represented Morgan Stanley in suing brokers who left the firm and violated the […]
The obligation for lawyers to keep and protect a client’s secrets is nearly as old as the profession itself. But the proliferation of technology has complicated what steps lawyers must take to satisfy this obligation. As the technology changes, so do the rules for lawyers. On May 4, 2017, the American Bar Association Standing Committee […]
Texas litigants considering filing a legal action for defamation need to consider whether the Texas Citizens Participation Act covers their claims. Signed in 2011, the Act provides powerful tools by which defamation defendants may not only escape liability but also can turn the tables on their accusers by obtaining an award of attorney’s fees incurred […]
By Coyt Johnston
By re-inventing the wheel for drone privacy, the Texas Legislature has created an ineffective law, difficult to enforce, and doesn’t encourage technology.
Michael and Laura McIntyre agree the state has an interest in ensuring education for all children.
To establish an easement by necessity, must a claimant prove the existence of a public roadway at the time of severance?
By Robert Tobey
Since the Texas Citizens Participation Act was enacted, there have been many cases deciding both the elements of the statute and the commercial speech exemption.
By Coyt Johnston
Advances in technology are constantly changing our world. As the world changes, our business and personal behaviors change to fit these possibilities.
In-house legal counsel often face a potentially career-altering decision when they discover that their only client, the corporation, has done something seriously wrong.