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Bayer’s Obstacles to Settling the Roundup Lawsuits Is Indicative of a Particular Kind of Product Liability Defense Challenge

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

Bayer is currently in mediation to settle thousands of product liability lawsuits claiming that the company’s weed killer product Roundup causes cancer. However, many speculate that because these cases raise novel legal questions, there may be some challenges and even some lasting changes to the settlement process when it comes to product liability defense… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court Upholds Importance of Language in Written Contract, Including Literal Interpretation of Conditions Precedent

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

In late January, the Texas Supreme Court made an important decision upholding the power of the written word when it comes to the formation of partnerships through contractual language here in Texas. As a result of the decision, Texas businesses have to be very careful to ensure that their legal counsel is precise and… Read More »

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Can Websites Like Facebook Be Held Liable for Product Liability?

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

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields internet companies like Facebook from liability for a significant amount of what occurs on their platforms, has been getting a good amount of attention in the news of late due to a lawsuit that has been filed against Facebook in Texas and other states over… Read More »

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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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