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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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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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Texas Students Sue DeVry under Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

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

In late June 32, former DeVry students filed suit against the school in San Antonio federal court, alleging that the school and parent company (Adtalem Global) committed fraud and violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by misrepresenting the benefits of the degrees it offers. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the defendants falsely advertised… Read More »

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Facebook Payout in Texas Copyright Infringement Case Halved By Judge

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

A copyright infringement case filed in the Northern District of Texas (Dallas) and involving allegations that Facebook—by virtue of acquiring Oculus VR (“Oculus”)—had stolen computer code from ZeniMax Media Inc. (“ZeniMax”) in order to create its virtual reality headset (the “Oculus Rift”) was recently decided in favor of ZeniMax. However, this week (June 27th),… Read More »

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Breach of Contract, Morals Clauses, and Tortious Interference

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

Breach of contract and tortious interference with business relationships are two issues that often accompany each other, particularly when it comes to business contracts. Take, for example, Spotify’s new conduct policies for curated playlists, which could potentially lead to some legal issues with various record companies. Pursuant to the company’s new “hate content and… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Plain Language of Federal Arbitration Act

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

In late May, the U.S. Supreme Court made an important decision that will have significant implications for all employer and business contracts. Specifically, the Court embraced class action waivers in employment contracts, allowing for the continued use of arbitration clauses in order to facilitate the resolution of business disputes. In its decision, the Court… Read More »

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Domain Names, Trademark Infringement, and Commercial Litigation

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

When it comes to guarding against trademark and copyright infringement claims, one of the smartest things you can do is to work with an experienced business litigation firm to protect your domain name. You might be surprised at how many companies—even nonprofit corporations—find out that competitors are out in the market using their name… Read More »

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A Closer Look at Arbitration Clauses in Business Contracts

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

Arbitration clauses have long been a regular part of business contracts because they are assumed to make resolving business disputes easier and cheaper—but is that always the case? Below, we discuss both the advantages and drawbacks to including arbitration clauses in business contracts. The Benefits of Arbitration Clauses One of the main benefits of… Read More »

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