No one wants to suffer the embarrassment and inconvenience of their bank rejecting a debit card transaction due to insufficient funds. To alleviate embarrassment, banks often provide customers with courtesy overdraft protection. Through that protection […]
LITIGATION ALERT: U.S. SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES "PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS" FOR PURPOSES OF FEDERAL COURT DIVERSITY JURISDICTION: New Ruling Helps Defendants Avoid Forum Shopping by Plaintiffs
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a recent decision that clarifies the "principal place of business" rules relating to diversity jurisdiction, and which should help corporations avoid long jurisdictional disputes after removal to federal court.& […]
The issue of subrogation rights between insurance carriers in instances where an insured has multiple insurance policies has long been an issue in Texas. In 2007, the Texas Supreme Court addressed this issue, but the decision left many related […]
LITIGATION ALERT: TEXAS INSURANCE LAW UPDATE — Is the Duty to Indemnify dependent on the Duty to Defend?
Invariably, when an insured tenders a third-party claim, the first two questions asked by the insurance company are: (1) does it have a duty to defend this claim under the terms of the applicable policy; and (2) does it have a duty to indemnify its insured […]
On May 4, 2009, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the consolidated cases of Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. U.S. and Shell Oil Company v. U.S., 129 S.Ct. 1870 (2009), on the matters of arranger liability and joint […]
E-Discovery Project Manager Jo'anna T. Snowden and Kevin P. Perkins of the Dallas office presented, Leveraging Technology to Manage Documents at a seminar held by the Institute for Paralegal Education in Houston September 17. Kevin Madden of the Houston […]
On August 27, 2009, E-Discovery Project Manager Jo'anna T. Snowden spoke to the Dallas Chapter of Women in eDiscovery on Pitfalls of Production.
On August 13, 2009, E-Discovery Project Manager Jo'anna T. Snowden presented a webinar for IPE entitled, E-Discovery and the Zubulake Duty for Paralegals.
Restaurant servers across the country often share gratuities with one another and with other service workers in their restaurant. Some restaurants have specific policies requiring servers to "tip out" colleagues. Others leave it up to servers to decide […]
Until the Texas Supreme Court's recent opinion in Galbraith Engineering Consultants, Inc. v. Sam Pochucha and Jean Pochucha, contractors, architects, engineers, and other design professionals in Texas had a common concern - the potential for liability […]
You've met with the CIO and your IT people. You've identified the different types of electronic and paper information that your company creates and maintains. You've implemented and are in compliance with a document retention […]