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Law Firm Sued For Fraudulent Real Estate Transactions In Texas

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

Many of us often forget that a law firm is just another type of business. At their core, law firms exist to become profitable. While many attorneys are genuinely passionate about helping others, the underlying goal is to become successful and earn a living. Many law firms are structured as corporations, which means they… Read More »

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Updates on Arbitration: Two Recent Decisions That Help Enforce Arbitration Agreements

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

It’s no surprise that plaintiffs oppose arbitration agreements. First, arbitration is generally less costly than litigation, which means lower defense costs. Second, it’s a private process, so trial lawyers get less publicity by battling a case before an arbitrator. Nevertheless, despite the constitutionality of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), cases continue to be brought… Read More »

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Force Majeure in Business Disputes in the Age of COVID-19

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

One of the six flags that has flown over Texas was that of France, from 1685 to 1690.  Another brief period of French history that has made an impression on the history of Texas was the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 19th century.  Napoleon’s legal reforms, with their emphasis on a clearly… 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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Update: Huawei Business Litigation in Texas Courts

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

An important business dispute was recently decided in the Eastern District of Texas after a 17 day jury trial and both companies receiving nothing in terms of damages. Chinese tech company Huawei Technologies Co. and Texas subsidiary Futurewei Technologies Inc. sued Yiren Ronnie Huang and his company CNEX Labs Inc. (which also filed a… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Seeks Administration’s View On Important Software Copyright Case

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

On April 29, the U.S. Supreme Court asked the Trump Administration to provide its views on whether it should hear an important copyright lawsuit which could very broadly define the level of copyright protection for software in the industry. The case involves Google’s appeal to Oracle Corp’s copyright infringement lawsuit involving their Android operating… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Makes Landmark—and Long Overdue—Copyright Infringement Decision

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

On March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision finally bringing copyright law in line with patent and trademark law. Specifically, the Court ruled that, in order for a business or other part to sue for copyright infringement, the copyright owner must have their Federal Copyright Registration in possession, i.e. completed.  Until… Read More »

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A Look at Past & Future Labor and Employment Law Disputes

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

A number of businesses financially suffer each year due to labor and employment law disputes. As commercial litigation attorneys in Texas, we deal with a number of these disputes each year, customizing our approach based on our client businesses’ needs and the disputes themselves. Below, we discuss some of the most important employment law… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Business Dispute That Could End Punitive Damages

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

During the second week of December, the Texas Supreme Court heard an important business/commercial litigation case that legal experts indicate could spell the death of punitive damages for civil disputes. The litigation involves claims that one business (Mercedes) intentionally devised a scheme to defraud another (a smaller dealership run by Carduco) via sabotage; specifically,… 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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