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Attention All Social Hosts:  Make Sure It’s A Happy New Year

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December 31, 2014

Throwing a holiday party this year in your home?  Having guests over where alcohol will be served?  If so, then you know it’s always possible that someone is going to drink too much.  And you know things can get out of hand if that occurs.  Now you’ll probably get over…

Insurance for Legal Marijuana-Related Businesses: A Budding New Industry

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December 19, 2014

My grandmother was always fond of saying “The whole world is going to pot.”  Little did she know how prophetic those words might be someday.

Happy Thanks – taking!

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December 5, 2014

Ah, the holidays.  Tis the season of giving.  But for many lawyers and their clients, giving is not on their minds.  The client has been wronged and wants justice.  But the wheels of justice often turn very slowly, especially around the holidays.  The client wants results, but there is nothing…

Don’t “Waive” Goodbye to Your Personal Jurisdiction Challenge

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November 17, 2014

In the law, “waiver” is defined as the voluntary relinquishment of a known right. Lawyers waive defenses and legal argument in courts more often than you might think. Sometimes it’s intentional, and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s the result of the lawyer’s mistake. A lawyer forgets to raise a defense,…

Dallas Court of Appeals Imposes Sanctions for Frivolous Appeal of Special Appearance

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November 14, 2014

In a rare move, the Dallas Court of Appeals has levied sanctions against a party for filing a frivolous appeal of a trial court’s order denying that party’s special appearance.  In Estate of Deuel-Nash, 2014 WL 5581044 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2014, n.p.h.), the defendant (Nash) in a probate proceeding…

Be Careful Where You Vacation: Personal Jurisdiction Based on Physical Presence

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November 11, 2014

My family spent this past 4th of July weekend at a bed and breakfast in Granbury, Texas. We haven’t done any “small town” Texas vacations, and this seemed about as good an opportunity as any. Granbury puts on a great celebration of our nation’s birthday in its town square. A…

Deliverence

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November 10, 2014

I was raised in the deep South during the 1970’s. One of my all-time favorite movies, which was filmed during that same time period and at a location not too far from where I grew up, is Deliverance. It tells the story of four men who go on a river…

Food Trucks: Cooking Up a Jurisdictional Dispute

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November 10, 2014

I love food trucks. They’re just cool. It’s no wonder they’re the latest craze among foodies. Most of them put out surprisingly good fare (not just street tacos, but all types of cuisine) and what’s really nice is they often come to you. But before there was social media, you…