Business 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|

Breach of Contract Damages: What Should I Expect to Recover (or Pay)?

In a breach of contract case, one or both sides claim that the other party involved in the agreement has failed to live up to the terms of the contract. There are several types of damages that an aggrieved party can receive for breach of contract claims, including restitution, specific performance, rescission, and general damages. [...]

Understanding Anticipatory Contract Breaches

Know Your Rights: Understanding Anticipatory Contract Breaches When one party to a contract fails to live up to its end of the bargain, this is called a breach. There are different types of contract breaches recognized in Texas law. One of the more common is an anticipatory breach. Below, our Dallas business law attorneys explain [...]

Challenging a Bankruptcy Discharge

How do You Challenge a Debtor's Right to Discharge in Bankruptcy? A commercial bankruptcy proceeding often has a significant impact on the rights of creditors. In a Chapter 7 filing, for example, the debtor business is looking to liquidate, which means most unsecured creditors will get pennies on the dollar for what they are owed. [...]

2018-11-29T13:31:20-05:00November 20th, 2018|Bankruptcy|

Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Access to seemingly endless information at our fingertips makes it more important than ever for business owners to proactively protect their intellectual property. The type of intellectual property protection needed depends on your property. There are four types of intellectual property protection available under U.S. law: Original material has copyright protection. Musical scores, plays, books, [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:02-05:00April 6th, 2018|Business Litigation|

Misrepresentation of Material Fact in Commercial Real Estate

Texas has laws about truthfully representing the facts about commercial real estate for sale. For example, sellers must supply any certificates of mold damage remediation gathered in the last five years, as well as written notice of storage tanks on the property and compliance with construction requirements. When sellers don’t truthfully represent the condition of [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:02-05:00March 23rd, 2018|Fraud, Real Estate|

Breach of Warranty Claims

When a manufacturer or seller makes a guarantee about its product, consumers buy with more confidence. Some products, however, do not perform as promised. When this occurs, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) is there to protect the consumer. The DTPA protects buyers against sellers who make “false, misleading, or deceptive acts [...]

Deceptive Marketing and False Advertising

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), created in 1914, is charged with protecting the public from harmful products and unfair business practices. The FTC helps maintain a fair and competitive marketplace in which all businesses can thrive. To do this, the FTC enforces high standards concerning deceptive marketing practices and false advertising. This is done [...]

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