Business Law

Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements in Texas

The non-compete statute of the Texas Business and Commerce Code specifies some rules for businesses that want to have employees sign non-compete agreements. Employers have had their workers sign these agreements for many years, but they’ve usually had a hard time actually enforcing a non-compete agreement when employees have violated them. The courts have usually [...]

What Is Corporate Self-Dealing?

Partners within a business have a fiduciary duty to act in the company’s best interest. So, too, do banks toward their customers, attorneys toward their clients, and so forth. When someone acts in their own best interest at the expense of those to whom they owe a fiduciary duty, this is referred to as self-dealing. [...]

2021-01-04T17:29:01-06:00December 8th, 2020|Business Law, Business Litigation, Fraud|

Corporate Bankruptcy Statistics and Facts

When starting a new business many people people do not think that bankruptcy could happen to them. The unfortunate reality is that whether it is poor personal choices or unforeseen outside factors, corporate bankruptcy can happen to either small or large businesses. Regardless of product, service, or how long a company has been operating, debt [...]

2020-10-06T13:39:58-05:00April 30th, 2020|Business Law|

A Guide for Divorced Parents on COVID-19

COVID-19 & Extended Spring Breaks As more and more local schools announce that they are extending Spring Break in response to the global novel coronavirus pandemic, parents are asking how will the extension of Spring Break affect their rights under existing possession orders.  The short answer is that there is no definitive binding legal [...]

2020-03-13T11:06:10-05:00March 13th, 2020|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Join Us at ASC’s Heart & Sole 5k!

We are excited to invite our clients to join our firm in supporting Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) and this year’s ASC Heart & Sole 5K on February 15, 2020. Contact Taylor Wilson at twilson@bennettweston.com for a $5 off registration fee code. All proceeds of this year’s race go to Hope Supply Company and their mission of [...]

2020-10-05T11:54:17-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Check out Taylor Wilson’s latest CLE article for DAYL

On January 15th, a panel consisting of Judge Melissa Bellan, Michael K. Hurst, and Saba Syed accompanied by moderator Stephen Huschka discussed Ending Rambo Litigation – Embracing an Age of Civility. While the panel had entertaining war stories to share, they also focused on specific do’s and don’ts we can abide by as young lawyers. [...]

2020-10-06T13:38:24-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Texas Law Ignored For Interference With Child Custody

Apparently, the Texas penal code 25.03 regarding interference with child custody is not enforced in most cities around the state including Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio. The law stipulates a person commits an offense when anyone knowingly taking or retaining a child when there is a standing judgment in the custody matter is [...]

2021-01-04T23:30:18-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Family Law, Business Law|

When Parents Do Not Show Up For Their Visitation Time

Texas courts consider the best interests of the child when awarding custody and visitation rights. However, just because a judge says that non-custodial parents can visit their child does not mean they will. Failing to spend time with children could hurt their feelings, but custodial parents should consider the potential damage that seeking a change [...]

2020-01-16T15:05:33-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Family Law, Business Law|

Failure to Disclose: Suing the Seller

Purchasing a home is an exciting time, but it can also be nerve-racking – especially when you discover hidden property defects the seller failed to disclose. Now you’ve bought the house and don’t know what to do about newly discovered defects. The good news is that Texas property laws may give you the right to [...]

2021-01-05T00:26:46-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Family Law, Business Law|

Taylor Wilson named DAYL’s One to Watch

We are proud to announce that our own Taylor Wilson has been named this month’s One to Watch by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers!  Taylor joined Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner in August 2019.  Her  primary areas of practice are business law and business litigation. Congratulations, Taylor!

2020-01-16T15:03:16-06:00November 21st, 2019|Business Law, Real Estate|
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