Civil Litigation

Rental property damaged by February 2021 winter weather in Texas?

Weather Disaster in Texas The mid-February 2021 winter weather in Texas was a disaster. We mean that literally. Both Gov. Abbott and Pres. Biden have declared the severe winter storms beginning on February 11, 2021, a major natural disaster. Federal and state assistance is available to assist individuals in several Texas counties, including those in [...]

2021-02-23T10:07:40-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Appeals, Civil 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 [...]

2021-01-04T17:44:48-06:00July 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|

The importance of planning for business emergencies

Most Texas entrepreneurs know about the importance of writing business plans for their start-up companies. Entrepreneurs also should plan for what will need to be done if things do not go as planned or if emergencies occur. In this contingency plan, the ultimate goal is to understand what will be necessary for business survival in [...]

Taking a Deposition Without Filing Suit

Rule 202: Depositions Before Suit or to Investigate Claims Texas law provides that you may be able to take the deposition of someone before a suit has been filed if certain conditions are met. These depositions were previously called depositions to perpetuate testimony. The requirements for requesting a deposition are set forth in Rule 202.1 [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:05-05:00May 4th, 2017|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

Importing & Exporting Judgments

  Did you know you can import a judgment from another state (and sometimes from other countries) into Texas as if the judgment had originally been made in Texas? Lawyers and courts in Texas refer to this as domesticating a foreign judgment. You can also export a judgment from Texas to other states (and sometimes [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:05-05:00May 4th, 2017|Appeals, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|
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