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Are You Rushing to Copyright Your ChatGPT-generated Screenplay? Don't Get Your Hopes Up. U.S. Copyright Office Publishes New Guidance on Works Created with Artificial Intelligence.

The U.S. Copyright Office (the "Office") receives about half a million applications annually.  These applications generally register literary works, photographs, and other visual performative and digital content. Recently, the Office recognized […]

Richard L. Hathaway

Two Wins for Defendants In Personal Injury Litigation

In June of 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 735 and House Bill 1692 into law. Both bills impact personal injury and wrongful death litigation in Texas. Senate Bill 735 limits discovery of a defendant’s net worth in connection with […]

Marcy Rothman featured in The Houston Lawyer

Congratulations to Marcy Rothman who was recently selected by the Houston Bar Association to be featured in "A Profile in Professionalism" published in in The Houston Lawyer, April 2014.  Marcy was selected for this honor by David Chaumette, the 2013 […]

Corporate Representative Depositions in Texas: The Basics Explained

If your company becomes involved in litigation, chances are it will be asked to present a corporate representative for deposition.  A corporate representative deposition is one in which the company names a person to testify on behalf of the company […]

Spoliation of Evidence in Texas: The Supreme Court Speaks

The advancement of technology, the preservation of electronic evidence, and concerns over imposing sanctions when discoverable electronic evidence is lost as a result of routine business, spurred the Texas Supreme Court to bring much-needed clarity to […]

The Constitutional Powers of a Bankruptcy Judge: Why it Matters

On June 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued the decision Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkinson, Trustee of the Estate of Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc., which deals with the constitutional limits on bankruptcy judges.  The Bellingham […]

Joseph M. Coleman

Rule 202 Pre-Suit Depositions in Texas

Procedural rules are generally complex and confusing to non-lawyers, but Rule 202 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure must certainly befuddle them:  "So I'm being sued to find out if I can be sued?"  As such, a potential defendant could arguably […]

Michael A. Logan