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Warning to Restoration Contractors and Roofers: The Old Way of Doing Business is Over.

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September 13, 2017

On August 3, 2017, the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth granted class certification against Lon Smith Roofing (LSRC), a prominent North Texas Roofer, for violation of the Texas Public Insurance Adjusting Act. Given the direction the courts in North Texas have gone in the past few years,…

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…

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 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…

Tracking Emails: Ethical Considerations for Lawyers

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May 27, 2015

I was recently asked if I ever used email tracking software.  Initially the thought intrigued me, but I am concerned about the ethical implications.  The person who told me about this technology explained that it could provide me with an advantage in settlement negotiations.  Using this software, I could track…

When is the Last Time You Read the Texas Lawyer’s Creed?

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May 15, 2015

Recently, I had a minor disagreement with opposing counsel.  It was nothing of any significance, but I had my attention drawn to the Texas Lawyer’s Creed.  My first impression was that neither opposing counsel nor I were living up to the standards set forth in the Creed. 

Will My Children Inherit My iTunes Library?

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March 6, 2015

What will become of my digital music, movies and books when I die? 

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Being a Lawyer

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January 23, 2015

In just about every publication aimed at the legal profession there will be an article about the joys of being a lawyer.  In such articles, the lawyer will often tell a story about his or her humble beginnings and how, through hard work and determination, they were able to complete…