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Founded in 1981, Porter Hedges is a full-service Houston-based law firm with an office in Oklahoma City. Our team includes business and trial lawyers…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 20 Jun 2018

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

The recent battle between CBS and its controlling shareholder, National Amusements Inc. (NAI), is unusual, to say the least! Typically, the…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2017

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

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…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2017

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

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…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2017

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

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…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 13 Jun 2017

Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Classifications

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") withdrew two administrator interpretations published during the Obama Administration…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2017

Expect More. Pay More. No Sale for Target After Paying Out Over $60M in Data Breach Settlements

Last week, Target announced that it reached a settlement of $18.5 million with attorney generals in 47 states and the District of Columbia over the…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 31 May 2017

Selling a Business? Thoughtfully Consider Engaging an Investment Banker

The owner of a business typically needs to make many extraordinary decisions when deciding whether or how to sell the business. One such decision is…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 22 May 2017

Supreme Court Restricts Where Patent Suits May Be Filed

Today the U.S. Supreme Court tightened the reins on where patent infringement lawsuits may be filed (opinion here). In a closely watched case, the…
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Porter Hedges LLP | USA | 9 May 2017

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

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

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

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…
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