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Sexual Abuse Liability Coverage & Duty to Defend in Texas Insurance Defense

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

The issue of insurance defense litigation when it comes to sexual misconduct claims has been an emerging issue of late in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, where insurers – after a lengthy battle – agreed to pay approximately $47 million to settle the civil lawsuits brought against the producer. Coverage of sexual… Read More »

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Getting Through the Holidays After Divorce

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

There are a number of individuals, couples, and parents who handled their first holiday after divorce. As attorneys who regularly work with clients going through divorce here in Texas, we frequently receive questions about what to do during this time, especially when it comes to balancing old with new traditions. We also hear from… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court Sides with Underwriters Insurance Companies in Finding that Only a Trial Court Judge Has Jurisdiction Over Class Action Claims

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

In November, the Texas Supreme Court upheld the Court of appeals judgment in a case that involved deciding whether an arbitrator or a trial court judge must decide whether arbitration can be conducted on a class basis; i.e. whether class allegations should be decided in arbitration or in state court. Ultimately, the state Supreme… Read More »

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Everything That Comes After the Divorce Is Finalized

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

As attorneys who practice family law here in Brownsville, Texas, we frequently counsel clients on such issues as child custody and support, division of property, finances, taxes, spousal maintenance, and anything that an individual who is contemplating or going through divorce needs to plan for and think about, but what about after everything has… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Important International Child Custody Case

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

In December, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a child custody case of extreme importance in international family law cases concerning the determination of a child’s “habitual residence,” which determines which country they will live in these types of cases. Under The Hague Convention, a child who is illegally taken from their country of… Read More »

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The Public Nuisance Doctrine Is Costing Businesses Millions

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

The use of public nuisance as a cause of action against large companies such as Johnson & Johnson is becoming increasingly popular. The company was recently held responsible for one state (Oklahoma)’s opioid epidemic through the use of its marketing practices, and ordered to pay the state almost $600 million in damages as a… Read More »

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Texas Federal Court Highlights That Breach of Contract Cannot Be Excused by Unexpected Surprises

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

A federal court in Texas recently produced a split decision in a software development agreement case concerning breach of contract and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims, and the decision highlights just how important it is to work with experienced attorneys when it comes to drafting business agreements and dealing with any related disputes;… Read More »

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Deciding What to Do with The Marital Home During Divorce

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

What couples should do with the family home is one of the most important property division issues that we address in family law. And, like everything else in divorce, there really are no black-and-white answers because every case is unique. Sometimes both parties want to keep the house after the divorce, while sometimes, both… Read More »

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Are Some Couples Really Divorcing Just to Save Money?

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

CNBC recently ran an interesting article on couples weighing the pros and cons of what’s now known as a “strategic divorce” in order to save money on taxes and qualify for certain benefit programs, especially with a number of presidential candidates recently discussing proposed wealth taxes. In a nutshell, this type of divorce essentially… Read More »

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Litigation Already Filed Against Zantac Even Without Official Recall from FDA

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

In September, national pharmacy chain CVS decided to pull the popular heartburn medication Zantac from its shelves and pharmacies due to a possible link to cancer and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allegedly finding trace amounts of a carcinogen known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in it and associated generic brands, such as ranitidine. Still,… Read More »

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