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Addressing Dissipation of Marital Assets in Divorce

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

For a number of couples, a pending divorce will unfortunately fail to be amicable, and instead end up being complicated, especially if it involves a battle over finances. In some of these cases, dissipation of assets becomes an issue, whereby some people start to engage in excessive spending on extravagances, such as providing large… Read More »

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Child Custody Determinations & Litigation When Parents Live in Different States

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

As attorneys who assist clients with family law issues here in Texas, we frequently assist clients with child custody, which is one of the most difficult issues that we come across, especially when two parents live in different states. This comes up more frequently than you might expect, especially as more and more people… Read More »

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Texas Federal Court Rules Against Amazon, Finding That It Can Be Sued for Third Parties’ Defective Products Sold On Website

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

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently weighed in on the heavily anticipated case against Amazon.com that could open the door to completely transforming product liability, finding that Amazon.com, Inc. can be held liable as a “seller” under Texas product liability laws for defective products sold by a third-party… Read More »

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Divorce Can Significantly Impact Your Business Unless You Act

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

If you own or co-own a business, divorce can have a significant impact on your business and anyone and everyone connected to it. In addition to disrupting your day-to-day operations, it can interfere with business operations by not only taking time away from your work, but also by requiring that a significant amount of… Read More »

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Texas Business Owners Take Insurance Companies to Court Over Business Interruption Claims

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

As we previously mentioned, a wave of insurance litigation was expected in response to Texas business owners being informed by their insurance companies that their business interruption insurance policies did not cover business closures and associated financial loss due to the COVID-19 crisis, which includes mandatory stay-at-home orders. That prediction came to fruition in… Read More »

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The Secretive World of Shielding Wealth & Hiding Assets in High Net Worth Divorces

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

An increasing issue in high value complex divorces involves the issue of some spouses relying on out-of-state trust protection laws to shield assets from the estate and ensure that they are not considered community property in the instance of divorce. This happened to one highly-publicized Texas couple, the Bosarges, leaving Marie Bosarge with fears… Read More »

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Supreme Court Holds Broad View of Direct Discharges Under Clean Water Act: What This Means for Toxic Tort Cases

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

In late April, the US Supreme Court made a decision that will have significant impacts on businesses in toxic tort cases. Specifically, the Court ruled that the Clean Water Act requires that companies obtain a permit; not only when they direct discharge into navigable waters, but when they engage in an action that is… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court Affirms That Insurer’s Duty to Defend Is Determined Solely by Pleadings & Language in Insurance Policy

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

In late March, the Texas Supreme Court affirmed a longstanding industry rule, known as the “eight-corners rule,” in an insurance defense case, Richards v. State Farm Lloyds. The rule prohibits the consideration of evidence considered to be extrinsic to the insurance policy and pleadings in a case in determining an insurer’s duty to defend…. Read More »

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Divorce Requests Surge During the Coronavirus: What You Can Do During This Time

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

There is no question that the coronavirus has presented individuals and families with a number of challenges, especially when it comes to family law issues. Not only are some already-divorced parents running into significant new child custody challenges in trying to figure out best to honor their visitation schedules while also keeping their children… Read More »

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If I Have Converted My Facility to Producing Ventilators to Help with Coronavirus Efforts, Could I Face Product Liability Claims as A Result?

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

A number of manufacturers, including those involved in producing automotive products, have transformed their operations into manufacturing medical equipment necessary to help with the coronavirus crisis, such as ventilators, respiratory devices, and other accessories. This will inevitably help more patients who are fighting for their lives as a result of the pandemic. However, many… Read More »

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