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Welcome aboard Chris Lowry!

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December 4, 2015

Last month, Saunders, Walsh & Beard welcomed our newest Associate, Christopher Lowry to our practice. Chris is a 2014 Baylor Law School Graduate.  He is a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Collin County Bar Association, the Collin County Young Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Bar Association. Chris’…

Thanksgiving Jurisprudence

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November 24, 2015

While few lawyers are filing lawsuits the week before Thanksgiving, the holiday does give rise to some interesting cases.  I have compiled a small list of interesting legal entanglements that reference Thanksgiving in one shape or form.  Whether you will laugh or cringe, I am not quite sure, but here…

AMENDMENTS TO TEXAS HOA LAW FINALLY GIVE HOMEOWNERS A STICK TO FIGHT BACK WITH

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November 12, 2015

Recent changes in the law finally give Texas homeowners a stick to fight back against abusive practices by Texas homeowners associations.  If you are reading this, you’ve no doubt heard of HOA horror stories. Perhaps you’ve been a victim of HOA harassment or bullying.  HOAs are not regulated by the…

Legal (and Common Sense) Advice for Halloween

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October 28, 2015

With Halloween just around the corner, it seems only fitting that it should be the topic of this week’s blog post.  While you are decorating your house, carving your pumpkins, and picking out your costumes, you might not be thinking about avoiding legal entanglements that may result from the celebration. …

Emails Can Create Enforceable Contracts

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October 20, 2015

  Email has become the standard form of written communication in the business world.  It should come as no surprise that the laws have adapted to accommodate this new age of electronic communication.  We routinely enter into contracts while shopping online, but the formality of the experience leaves little question…

HOA Horror Stories

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October 16, 2015

Ahh, HOA’s.  You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em.  And those who hate ‘em usually have a good reason.  Maybe the HOA is on their case about a fence needing repair.  Maybe it’s that dues haven’t been paid on time and the HOA is threatening foreclosure (yes, strange as…

New Laws of Interest

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October 14, 2015

The 2015 Texas Legislature did a lot of good work during the 84th Legislative Session.  Many of the most notable bills passed involved the budget, tax cuts, education and transportation.  If you are the typical Texan, you will likely acknowledge that these laws are important and that they will ultimately…

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…

The New Open Carry Laws

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September 11, 2015

            Texans are excited about the new open carry laws recently signed by Governor Abbott (HB 910).  I am intrigued by what I have heard about the new gun laws, so I thought I would educate myself and then pass some of that information along to you.

Lawyers are the Modern Day Gunslingers

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September 11, 2015

It is a cold, rainy morning in Dallas, Texas.  The low cloud cover hides the tops of the downtown buildings and everything is cast in a gray hue.  I am waiting for my contact under the hotel awning, anxious to get started with the task at hand.             My contact…