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When Is It Cool Not to Pay? Fridge Dispute at Texas Supreme Court Addresses Prior Material Breach Doctrine

May 9 2017 The Texas Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that could impact the next construction project where multiple parties complain about who breached…

The Risks of File Sharing Sites - Is using DropBox like leaving a document on a park bench?

April 4 2017 File sharing sites such as DropBox have become commonplace, allowing users to upload and access electronic documents from a variety of locations…

No Objection - Why Tort Lawsuits in the U.S. are Declining

August 3 2017 According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the number of tort lawsuits filed in the U.S. is rapidly declining. In its analysis of data from…

Trump's 15% Pass Through Tax Proposal: Say Goodbye to Joint Operating Agreements?

May 9 2017 On Wednesday, April 26, President Trump submitted his tax reform proposal which is, for now, only about 100 words long. It contemplates a number of…

Selling a Business? Pay Attention to Your Confidentiality Agreement

March 27 2017 Selling a business can be a momentous event. The process used to do so should accordingly be carefully considered and implemented. An early step in…

Business Litigation Alert: "Family Feud - When In-Fighting Threatens to Destroy a Company"

June 20 2018 The recent battle between CBS and its controlling shareholder, National Amusements Inc. (NAI), is unusual, to say the least! Typically, the…

No Objection - Why Tort Lawsuits in the U.S. are Declining

August 3 2017 According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the number of tort lawsuits filed in the U.S. is rapidly declining. In its analysis of data from…

Enterprise Products v. ETP: No Legal Obligation really means No Legal Obligation

July 20 2017 A Texas Court of Appeals ruled this week that when companies agree in writing that they have no legal obligations to proceed with a project, they…

Business Litigation Alert: "Is Your Company Paying Its Board Members Too Much?"

July 5 2017 You get what you pay for, right? Conventional wisdom says that the more you pay for something - a car, a suit, a handbag - the higher the quality…

Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Classifications

June 13 2017 On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") withdrew two administrator interpretations published during the Obama Administration…