Yuuup!

If you thought you couldn’t unite “Storage Wars,” “hip hop,” and “the law” on the same blog post, you’d be wrong.Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, I caught a “Storage Wars” marathon on on A&E. Storage Wars is a reality-type TV…

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Old Understandings Under New Management

I spoke with a friend of mine recently who is doing some part time programming work for his employer. My friend’s job doesn’t normally involve programming, so he and his employer never really discussed ownership, licensing, or even additional compensation…

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The Accidental Partnership

You can’t accidentally form a corporation. In Texas, as in other states, there are forms that must be filed and fees that must be paid. A partnership, however, can arise without any formal agreement between the partners. Many businesses start…

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AGGRESSIVE WITH A CAPITAL “A”

Our firm was recently accused by an opposing counsel in Federal Court as having “aggressively prosecuted” our client’s claims “with a capital A.” And I don’t think that OC (opposing counsel) considered this a good thing when he made the…

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Making Goliath Blink

Oftentimes, litigation between employers and employees is as contentious as a divorce. Cases involving employer - employee relationships become heated because one party, inevitably the employer, believes its trust has been breached, and the "golden boy" (or girl) has disappeared…

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“Don’t Panic, Johnny!” (1)

You just found that the secretary of a key employee has gone to work for a potential competitor, without giving two-week notice. Not only that, she has not surrendered possession of your company’s laptop, which she used to access your…

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I Would Have Made It Shorter…

Mark Twain is often misquoted as having said "I would have made the letter shorter, but I didn't have time."(1) Regardless of having been the first to utter this pearl of wisdom, it remains true in legal writing today, especially…

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