Business Litigation

Is Your Case Suitable for JP Court?

Small Civil Claims Effective September 1, 2020, Texas law will change to allow parties to bring civil actions for up to $20,000 in our justice of the peace courts. Prior to that, the limit was $10,000, and had not changed since 2007.  Television shows like “The People’s Court” and “Judge Judy” have popularized the concept of [...]

2020-08-20T17:09:22-05:00August 20th, 2020|Business Litigation|

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 [...]

2020-01-23T15:03:20-06:00January 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. [...]

2020-01-22T16:11:52-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Business Law, Business Litigation|

How Should Out-of-State Property be Handled in an Estate Plan?

It is not uncommon for people to own property in another state – that is, a state different from the state in which they make their primary home.  These may be vacation homes in a neighboring state.  With job-related relocations being fairly common, some families elect to hang onto property that is likely to appreciate [...]

2020-07-15T09:39:00-05:00August 19th, 2019|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

Residential Construction Liability Act – Essential Elements

The Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA) is the primary governing statute in residential construction law. The RCLA’s main purpose is to give notice of a homeowner’s complaint to a builder and to allow the builder to make an offer of settlement. Sending a Notice Letter If a homeowner believes that there might have been a [...]

2019-07-18T11:45:37-05:00July 30th, 2019|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

Collecting a Money Judgement After Winning a Business Dispute

A monetary or money judgment is a court order that awards the plaintiff in a legal action a sum of money. When a case is decided in your favor, especially when the ruling involves a monetary judgment, go ahead and take a moment to enjoy the victory.  But then, be sure to follow the steps [...]

2019-07-18T10:59:45-05:00July 15th, 2019|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

Keeping Proprietary Information Safe During Business Negotiations

Negotiation is a process in which two or more parties with varying needs and goals discuss a problem to find a mutually satisfactory solution. In the course of negotiations, it is common for parties to share confidential information to move the resolution process forward. For a business, negotiations are critical for collaboration.  But how can [...]

2019-06-13T13:51:42-05:00June 13th, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Protecting a Company from Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

A trade secret can be any formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, process, or collection of information used in a business which derives independent economic value from not being generally known or readily ascertainable to others outside of the business organization.  When someone privy to a trade secret chooses to divulge information, a company must [...]

2019-06-03T14:02:53-05:00May 31st, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|

The Basics: How Does Insurance Impact Litigation Strategy?

In the normal course of business, companies purchase insurance to help manage risks. Some of the most common types of insurance purchased by businesses include commercial general liability, professional liability, and directors’ and officers’ liability. On unfortunate occasions, a company may have legal actions brought against the interest of the business. When this happens, insurance [...]

2019-06-04T12:40:21-05:00May 21st, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|
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