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Breach of Contract, Morals Clauses, and Tortious Interference

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Breach of contract and tortious interference with business relationships are two issues that often accompany each other, particularly when it comes to business contracts. Take, for example, Spotify’s new conduct policies for curated playlists, which could potentially lead to some legal issues with various record companies. Pursuant to the company’s new “hate content and… Read More »

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Automotive Products Liability and Autonomous Vehicles

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

While there is no question that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will prevent many accidents every year, what to do when accidents arise is still ultimately a question of product liability. Concerns over product liability are now one of the main obstacles to the industry’s development and sales. As these vehicles gain more and more traction… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Plain Language of Federal Arbitration Act

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

In late May, the U.S. Supreme Court made an important decision that will have significant implications for all employer and business contracts. Specifically, the Court embraced class action waivers in employment contracts, allowing for the continued use of arbitration clauses in order to facilitate the resolution of business disputes. In its decision, the Court… Read More »

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The Difference between “Seller” and “Marketplace” in Product Liability Litigation

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

June marked another successful liability ruling in Amazon’s favor, where yet another judge found that even though a product was purchased off Amazon’s website, Amazon itself was not responsible for damage or injuries caused by that product (i.e. in a product liability claim). This particular case involved an “exploding hoverboard,” which reportedly burned down… Read More »

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Tools to Defend Against Improper Manufacturing and Marketing Claims

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

There has been a scourge of product liability lawsuits brought this spring against drug manufacturers that all drug companies should be aware of. While previous industries were often left unprotected and vulnerable to claims like these brought in court, legislators have incorporated immunity into various laws in order to help companies defend against design,… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Rules Governing Insurance Bad Faith Claims & Damages

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Insurance bad faith claims can be complicated in the state of Texas, as recently highlighted by a recent Texas Supreme Court decision. Yet the case also highlights some important “rules” pointed concerning the Texas Insurance Code, as we discuss in greater detail below. The case involved insurers and practitioners faced with statutory bad faith… Read More »

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Texas Families Suing General Motors under Questionable Crashworthiness Claims

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

In April, two Texas families sued General Motors for alleged safety defects involving vehicle head restraints linked to two separate accidents, both of which involved the 2016 Chevy Malibu. The lawsuits allege that one of the drivers was killed—and the other paralyzed from the neck down—when they were rear-ended last October as a result… Read More »

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Product Liability Claim Filed Against “Ice Cream” Manufacturer

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Product liability litigation isn’t just limited to claims related to auto accidents or claims against medical device manufacturers; it can also be brought in relation to alleged labeling and deception claims. Take, for example, the recent lawsuit filed against the company Halo Top by a consumer who claims that he was tricked into purchasing… Read More »

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In Spite Of Department of Justice’s Lenient Approach to Corporate Liability, Texas Supreme Court Upholds Claim against Corporate Officer

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

The national Justice Department (DOJ) has repeatedly assured the U.S. business world that they plan to take a hands-off approach when it comes to corporate liability. Specifically, federal prosecutors have implemented leniency with regard to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), deciding not to prosecute when a corporation voluntarily discloses violation(s) to the government…. Read More »

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Court Rules That Government Contractors May Be Liable Under CERCLA in Toxic Tort Cases

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

A recent decision out of a federal court is important for businesses and insurance companies who could potentially face toxic tort allegations to be aware of. In the case, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contracted with an environmental cleanup firm (“Environmental Restoration, LLC”) to repair draining problems at the Gold King Mine in Colorado,… Read More »

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