Texas business litigation lawyer Craig Cherry of Haley & Olson blogs at Texas Trial Law Advocate, discussing current topics & developments in personal injury, product liability, business litigation and civil trial practice.
- Practice Area
- Administrative Law
- Admiralty & Maritime Law
- Advertising Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- AmLaw 200 Blogs
- Antitrust Law
- Civil Rights & Privacy Law
- Consumer Law
- Corporate & Commercial Litigation
- Criminal Law
- Divorce & Family Law
- Education Law
- Election Law & Political Commentary
- Electronic Discovery
- Employment & Labor Law
- Environmental Law
- General Counsel Blogs
- Immigration Law
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
- Judiciary Law
- Media, Entertainment & Sports Law
- Law Firm Management & Legal Marketing
- Personal Injury & Medical Law
- Probate & Estate Planning
- Real Estate & Construction Law
- Tax & Financial Law
- Whistleblower Law
- Workers' Compensation
- Law School
The 2011 Legislative Session resulted in a number of changes to Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code (addressing Mechanic's, Contractor's, or Materialman's Liens). Included below are the revisions to Chapter 53, along with brief...
On January 27, 2012, the Texas Supreme Court withdrew its prior opinion and issued a new opinion in City of Dallas v. Stewart, 2012 WL 247966, ––– S.W.3d –––– (Tex. 2012). In its prior decision on July 1, 2011, the Texas Supreme Court upheld the...
In Carey v. 24 Hour Fitness, USA, Inc., 10-20845, 2012 WL 205851 (5th Cir. Jan. 25, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found an arbitration agreement to be illusory because one party to the agreement retained the unilateral right to modify or...
In Port Elevator-Brownsville v. Casados, 2012 WL 247985 (Tex. 2012), the Texas Supreme Court reversed a previous judgment from the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals and held that a employee’s claim of negligence was barred by the exclusive-remedy provision of the Texas Workers’...
On July 1, 2011, the Texas Supreme Court issued its decision in Haygood v. Escabedo, which held that evidence of a plaintiff's medical expenses at trial is limited to the amount the medical provider has a legal right to be paid. The appellant in the case sought rehearing after the Court's...
The Dallas Court of Appeals, in Vines-Herrin Custom Holmes, LLC v. Great American Lloyds, No. 05-10-00007-CV, 2011 WL 6396473 (Tex. App.—Dallas Dec. 21, 2011, no pet. h.) handed down an opinion overturning a take-nothing judgment on behalf of an insurer of a construction company and remanding...
In Ryland Enterprises, Inc. v. Weatherspoon, No. 11–0189, 2011 WL 6276127 (Tex. 2011), Vickie Weatherspoon (“Plaintiff”) sued Ryland Enterprise, Inc. (“Defendant”). On May 4, 2010, the jury returned a verdict for Plaintiff. On May 25, 2010, after the jury...
This post discusses the basics of the “automatic stay” that is in place when a customer files for bankruptcy. This post also includes a discussion of the potential pitfalls that creditors face for violations of the automatic stay. Automatic Stay - An...
The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed suit accusing Life Partners Holdings of "systematically and materially" misleading investors about the life expectancy of people whose life insurance policies it traded. According to the SEC's suit filed in federal court in Waco, the...
The Texas Supreme Court has once again affirmed its decision to make non-compete agreements more easily enforceable by employers against their employees. The Court was asked to consider whether a covenant not to compete signed by a valued employee in consideration for stock options,...