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The Challenge For Tesla As Fatal Texas Crash Threatens Product Liability Suits

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

Tesla is facing a serious challenge in Texas. The fatal crash that claimed two lives is becoming a global news story, and new questions are being asked about the safety of these electric cars. We still don’t have all the details about how this crash happened, but it seems as though the car itself… Read More »

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Covid-19 Liability Shields For Corporations In Texas

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

If you’re running a corporation in West Texas, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Covid-19 liability shields. Texas has been working to implement these liability shields for some time now, and this process becomes even more important as the United States begins to reopen its doors and resume business as usual. So… Read More »

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Energy Companies In Texas Feeling The Heat After Big Freeze Lawsuits

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

Energy companies are facing numerous lawsuits in the wake of the winter storm that saw millions of people lose power in February of 2021. Some of these lawsuits are based on damage incurred because of the loss of power, but this is really only the tip of the iceberg. For such a major incident,… Read More »

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How Breach Of Fiduciary Claims Affect West Texas Corporations

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

Although structuring a business or a nonprofit as a corporation in West Texas certainly comes with its fair share of advantages, you also face a number of legal vulnerabilities under this business type. One of the many legal issues you may face is a lawsuit regarding breach of fiduciary duty. Otherwise known as an… Read More »

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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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