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Tarrant County prosecutors are going after home contractors who don’t finish the job

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November 27, 2018

There are good and bad people in most all fields, construction included. Occasionally hard lessons are learned regarding large upfront deposits and work not completed by unscrupulous contractors who take the money and run. Civil actions against them can be like pouring good money after bad. For those who get…

Commercial Real Estate Purchase Client Success!

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September 14, 2018

Congratulations to Katie Thiele and one of our clients, a large residential management company, for navigating their 3rd and largest (so far), acquisition of a $14,000,000 apartment complex in East Texas. This commercial real estate purchase transaction included it all—securities counsel, a $10,000,000 loan from a difficult lender, last minute…

SWB Wins Insurance Coverage for Clients in Federal Court

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March 31, 2017

Congratulations to our firm’s clients, Phil and Susan Swartztrauber, for winning a court order obtaining insurance coverage against Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America. The case was handled by Alex Beard.  The Swartztraubers were board members of their Home Owners Association (HOA), and were sued for alleged defamation in…

Texans “Slap” Back

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February 4, 2016

Freedom of Speech is Alive and Well in Texas.  The Texas Citizens Participation Act Strikes Again: This time in an HOA dispute. If you run for office these days, you probably need to have pretty thick skin.  People have always “talked about” leaders, but now with the advent of community websites,…

The Eagle Has Landed

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December 16, 2015

There is nothing like Fall football, especially in Texas.  As a native Texan, one of my favorite sayings is “everything is bigger and better in Texas.” The Allen football stadium is no exception. Last year, deficiencies were discovered that resulted in the closure of Allen’s $60 million Eagle Stadium.  Since…

The Last Out:  Coach is “SLAPPED” for suing baseball volunteers.

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October 9, 2015

The last “out” was just made in our baseball anti-slapp case where a coach sued another coach and the president of the league for “ruining his reputation” stemming from events at a 7 year old’s baseball game (see prior entries here and here).     After appeal, and reversal, the Trial…

Kid’s Baseball Coach Strikes Out in Defamation Suit

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March 26, 2015

It’s the bottom of the 9th, two outs, and a runner on 2nd.  The home team is down by one.    The batter steps up, swings and misses.  Count is full.   The pitcher eyes the batter, and he lets it rip… A hit, deep in the hole. The shortstop snags the…