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With New Technology Comes a Changing Risk & Liability Landscape

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

While new technology promises to solve a number of human error-related problems in our everyday lives, it also carries with it a huge liability and insurance claim risk. For example, while workplace and auto accidents are expected to reduce over time due to the incorporation of new technology, cyber risk liabilities are expected to… Read More »

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How Responsible Can An E-Commerce Company Be In Product Liability Litigation?

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

How does product liability litigation work in the modern workplace, where sellers like Amazon are not the same company as the designer, manufacturer, and often even the original seller? A product liability case recently brought in Southeast Texas against the company could address this very question. The lawsuit alleges that there were injuries due… Read More »

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When Companies File Trademark and Libel Lawsuits against Each Other

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

In September, one energy company (Monster) filed a direct lawsuit against a similar corporation Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VPX), claiming that it violated federal trademark statutes, unfair competition, false advertising, and trade libel laws; and demanding a jury trial. The lawsuit highlights just how business disputes often arise and result in litigation between companies in… Read More »

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Tesla’s Elon Musk Sued by Shareholder

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

In a shareholder dispute that has captured headlines, one of the world’s most high-tech automotive companies, Tesla, and its CEO and entrepreneur Elon Musk, were sued by its own shareholders, who claim that Musk illegally inflated the company’s share price via tweeting about taking the company private in August. Reportedly, Musk tweeted that his… Read More »

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Case Argued Before Texas Supreme Court Has Broad Implications for Companies & Anonymous Users

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

An interesting case that was argued in front of the Texas Supreme Court on September 19 is one that businesses should watch with respect to what is considered defamatory when it comes to allegations of bad business practices, and what violates privacy and speech laws. The case involves the online forum Glassdoor, which hosts… Read More »

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Statute Of Limitations for Prenatal Toxic Torts

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

Although court decisions made in states outside of Texas do not dictate what Texas courts must do, they can, in some circumstances, influence decisions in our home state. To that effect, there is an important recent decision relevant to toxic tort defense out of the California Supreme Court this month (July 2018) that all… Read More »

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Company Seeks Declaratory Judgment Relieving It of Liability In Connection With Shooting

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

MGM’s decision to sue 1,000 victims of the Las Vegas shooting last year has left many perplexed, wondering why a company would want to do that. In fact, companies will sometimes seek a declaratory judgment in a case like this in order to protect themselves from corporate liability in a variety of insurance defense… Read More »

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Where to Draw the Line with Films, Folklore, and Copyright Infringement

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

Some of the most widely covered copyright infringement lawsuits involve litigation filed against movie producers and film companies, accusing them of reproducing, distributing, performing, publicly displaying, or making copyrighted work into a derivative without first obtaining the permission of the copyright owner. One such lawsuit was recently filed and dismissed in connection with the… Read More »

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Major Changes Coming to Texas Insurance Policies

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

On August 6, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas began a new program that could very well lead to a number of new insurance defense cases. Specifically, the companies have announced that they may deny payment for certain out-of-network emergency room visits if it is determined that the patient should have gone elsewhere… Read More »

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New Study Sheds Light on How Product Liability Affects Innovation

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

In 2016, product liability cases accounted for approximately 70 percent of the personal injury cases filed in all U.S. district courts. One recent example is the case brought against General Motors in connection with faulty ignition switches, which resulted in a $2.5 billion settlement. An important new study out of Harvard Business School examines… Read More »

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