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FENCE COVERED AS “DWELLING,” NOT “OTHER STRUCTURE”

January 27 2017 Nassar v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company Per Curiam (Opinion linked here) When is a fence a dwelling? When the insurance policy defines…

SBA issues new rule allowing increased PPP loan amounts for certain partnerships and seasonal employers previously caught in gaps of changing rules

May 14 2020 Late on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the SBA released its ninth Interim Final Rule on the Paycheck Protection Program titled “Business Loan Program…

Does the Texas Franchise Tax Affect the Type of Entity You Choose?

July 28 2016 The Texas Franchise Tax (Chapter 171 of the Texas Tax Code) is a tax on gross receipts and these gross receipts must exceed $1,110,000. This is the…

Which Type of Deed Should I Use?

March 30 2016 People or businesses that buy and sell property must choose a type of deed to document their transaction and many non-attorneys are not familiar…

Taxation of coronavirus relief fund grants to households and Small Businesses

July 6 2020 The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (“CRF”) to make payments for specified uses to states and local governments. CRF is a relief…

Scotx again tells insurers: waiting for an appraisal can trigger delayed-payment penalties

March 19 2021 State Farm Lloyds v. Hinojos The Texas Supreme Court has once again rejected the argument that by eventually paying an appraisal award, an insurer…

The contract means what the contract says

March 3 2021 Anubis Pictures, LLC v. Selig This case arises out of Anubis Pictures’ attempted financing of a film based on a screenplay written by the late…

No formal pleading required for attorneys’ fees in arbitration

February 22 2021 Ninety Nine Physician Services, PLLC v. Brian Murray In Ninety Nine Physician Services, the Dallas Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the…

You should probably respond to a rule 194 request for disclosure

January 20 2021 F 1 Construction, Inc. v. Phillip W. Bantz and Marcos Gutierrez In F 1 Construction, the Dallas Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s take…

Treasury’s new emergency rental assistance program

January 11 2021 On January 5, the Consolidated Appropriations Act created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) to assist households that are unable to pay…