New Ruling Will Impact Multi-family Construction Defect Lawsuits In Texas

​The construction industry in Texas is booming, and while this has many positive effects, it has also given rise to an increase in construction defect lawsuits. Many of these lawsuits arise from multi-family construction projects, particularly condominium projects. A recent Texas Appeals Court decision, however, reaffirms statutory barriers to construction defect lawsuits arising from condominium projects.

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Posted in no categories | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Industries Most Commonly Plagued With Product Liability Claims

​Nothing can derail a business faster than a wave of product liability claims. With plaintiff’s attorneys advertising on television, radio, and online, product liability claims can quickly escalate out of control. While nearly all industries are susceptible to these types of claims, some industries face them more often than others. Here are some of the most heavily sued industries and examples of how we have helped our clients overcome allegations of product liability.

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Posted in no categories | Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Business Organizations: Choosing The Right Entity

​Starting your own business can be incredibly exciting. However, it isn’t all fun and games. There are many important decisions that must be made at the very beginning of an entity’s lifespan, such as how it will be capitalized, who will hold management authority, how the entity will be taxed and who will be liable for its contract, tort, and statutory obligations. One of the most important decisions business owners make is determining the type of entity for their business. While the distinction between entity types such as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies might not seem like a big deal, the reality is the type of business entity you choose can have a huge impact on the success or failure of your business.

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Posted in no categories | Monday, November 26, 2018

Emails, Not PSA, Constituted Sale of Oil & Gas Assets Following an Auction – Le Norman v. Chalker

Broker run auctions are a common method of buying and selling oil and gas assets. The auctions typically provide data rooms on the assets and rules for bidding and acceptance. A form Purchase and Sale Agreements is provided and required to executed to consummate a sale. However, a recent Texas appellate court decision found this process can be preempted by emails between a buyer and seller. In Le Norman v. Chalker, The Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas ruled an email sent between parties could be upheld as a contract to purchase assets when there was a formal bid process for the sell of the same assets which required a Purchase and Sales Agreement.

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Posted in no categories | Monday, November 19, 2018