Commercial Litigation Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2013 – A lawsuit has been filed over a golf-front housing development. The owner of a housing development overlooking a golf course outside of Austin, Texas filed the lawsuit against the owners of the golf course and a neighboring development. The Golden Bear Reserve is a 21-acre housing development that overlooks the Summit Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Its owner, Reserve at Summit Rock, LP, filed suit against Summit Rock Communities LLC and Horseshoe Bay Resort, the owner of the golf course and the neighboring Summit Rock community. The lawsuit alleges […]


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Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2013 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced today that member James A. Walls will be speaking on Thursday in Washington, D.C. at the North American Regional Meeting of World Services Group. Walls will be speaking to leaders from the world’s top professional service firms on the topic of “Transforming the North American Natural Gas Market – LNG Exports, Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing and Strategies for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases – The Need for an Integrated Regional Strategy.” Walls is Spilman’s member in charge of the Morgantown office. […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2012 – Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP (“AGMB”) is excited to announce that Eric B. Post has joined the firm as partner in its Litigation Practice Group, working in the firm’s New York office. Prior to becoming a partner at AGMB, Mr. Post was a litigation associate at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Mr. Post brings to AGMB 13 years of experience handling complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution for large corporations in federal and state courts and in arbitration. Mr. Post’s extensive experience handling high-stakes litigation for corporate clients includes cases […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2012 – The Lietz Law Firm of Washington, D.C. is known for successfully representing clients in wrongful death and critical injury cases. The firm recently launched a new website to help meet the needs of victims and survivors of accidents. “The website is a terrific outreach tool for us to assist and inform current clients, prospective clients, and the public,” said Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer and firm founder David Lietz. “We are excited about this important expansion to our online presence.” Mr. Lietz represents clients in complex civil litigation and commercial accidents. […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – Business attorney, Ron Naves – of The Naves Law Office PC – has recently been awarded the Community Leadership Award for 2012 from the North San Diego County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in Rancho Bernardo and attended by over 200 community leaders. The award itself was presented to “Coach Naves” by Dr. Sharon M. Lightner, the Dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos. The Chamber of Commerce recognized the extraordinary efforts of Mr. Naves in volunteering his time and skills to […]


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Scottsdale, AZ (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – Kercsmar & Feltus, PLLC, a leading litigation boutique in Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce that Geoffrey S. Kercsmar, Todd Feltus, Gregory B. Collins, Carrie A. Kercsmar and William T. Luzader have been named have been named in Super Lawyers 2012. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters – Legal division based in Eagan, Minnesota. […]


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Provides pre-claim and risk mitigation consultation for small firms and solo practitioners Lisle, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – In an era of complex litigation, advice and counsel before a potential claim arises goes a long way towards mitigating risk. As part of its value-added services to lawyers’ professional liability customers, AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd. and A. M. Best “A” rated insurance carrier, United States Fire Insurance Company (part of Crum & Forster insurance group), have launched a new hotline that allows policyholders to seek advice prior to submitting a claim. This is one of an array of […]


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Burbank, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2012 – Affinity Court Reporters Joins the Behmke Family of Companies. Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc. acquires Affinity Court Reporters Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc. acquires Affinity Court Reporters. Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc., a leading international reporting company with principal offices in the San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, announced today that it has acquired Affinity Court Reporters of Burbank, California from Affinity Global Services, Inc. Behmke, which was established in 1989 by Paula S. Behmke, CSR, is one of the longest-standing independently-owned companies in the reporting industry. […]


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Woodbridge, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2011 – In a landmark decision construing the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act (“NJFPA”), a federal judge ruled Wednesday that a franchisee in good standing enjoys an absolute right to renew his franchise agreement at the end of its term. This issue arose when BP Products of North America (“BP”) announced that it would not renew its franchise agreements with a group of New Jersey service station operators when their terms ended. Faced with the loss of their livelihoods, those operators (“Franchisees”) filed suit against BP asserting that New Jersey law, in particular, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2011 – The Supreme Court of Texas recently decided that a party can have the benefits of arbitration under the Texas Arbitration Act without giving up their right to have an unfavorable decision reviewed by the courts. In mid May, the Court decided this in NAFTA Traders Inc v. Quinn, thus aligning the state with others such as California, New Jersey, and Alabama to allow easier and expanded judicial review of arbitration awards in conjunction with state statutes. “This is a dramatic change in Texas Law,” said Austin business litigation attorney Gregory D. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – The leasing, exploration, production, sale and transportation of oil and gas can be a rollercoaster ride filled with booms and busts. Not only do landowners and producers have to deal with fast changing economics, but every week, numerous lawsuits appear in Texas courts and beyond challenging the rights of one party or another. Disputes over leases, royalties, mineral ownership and processing occur frequently. The oil and gas industry can be a white-knuckle ride for those landowners or businesses without proper legal guidance. “Skilled legal counsel can help you untangle difficult situations,” […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2011 – Breach of fiduciary duties and shareholder disputes take center stage in the class action lawsuit between a Frontier Oil Corporation shareholder and Frontier’s Board of Directors as it tries to merge with the Holly Corporation. Frontier Oil Corporation and the Holly Corporation have signed a $7 billion agreement to merge to become one of the biggest U.S. oil refiners. Frontier’s shareholder Walter Ryan, Jr. alleges they would become minority shareholders in the new company and the deal is really a takeunder because Holly is buying Frontier for less than its market […]


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Z-Axis, a presentation consulting firm for lawyers, has recently introduced a “presentation-ready’ package for presenting exhibits from an iPad that may be perfect for some legal matters.


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2011 – Gregory D. Jordan, an experienced Austin oil and gas attorney, Austin business lawyer and business litigation lawyer offers commentary on recent suits. Two recently filed lawsuits in Texas argue that hydraulic fracturing in the Barnett Shale has caused significant groundwater contamination. One suit has been filed pertaining to property in Tarrant County and a similar suit has been filed covering property in Denton County. The Tarrant County suit names Chesapeake Energy and Encana Oil & Gas as Defendants. Devon Energy is named as a Defendant in the Denton County suit. Both […]


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Trademark infringement goes international these days when companies based in the U.S. sue companies based in Europe. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 24, 2010 – U.S.-based Smart Blocks Inc., a maker of construction toys, sued the Danish company Lego A/S, noted as one of Europe’s largest toymakers. Smart Blocks petitioned the federal court for a determination that they were not infringing on Lego trademarks. Smart Blocks, whose headquarters are in San Marcos, Calif., are noted for their talking building blocks that feature six built-in depressible pins. The toys are marketed in seven different colors and have a variety […]


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Trade dress law might apply to bottles. This will have a significant impact on marketplace competition. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2010 – A food packaging company may have crossed the line with its fruit-juice packaging and infringed on Coca-Cola’s trademarks. Where that line actually is often causes lawsuits like this one, but behind these types of lawsuits is the desire to protect a well-known brand and not confuse consumers. Johanna Foods of New Jersey filed a suit in federal court asking for a ruling that says it is not infringing on the trade dress and design […]


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Gregory D. Jordan, an experienced Austin business attorney and Austin franchise lawyer, offers some insights to franchisees experiencing legal issues. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2010 – Franchise businesses are some of the most popular models in the business world. They allow entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently open new businesses in their communities and potentially generate substantial profits based on proven trademarks and infrastructures. However, both parties are bound by a sometimes-intricate set of obligations to one another. When a party fails to meet those obligations, disputes inevitably arise between franchisor and franchisee. Due to the complexity of […]


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If you’re an employer and have invested in an employee for a long time, the last thing you want to happen is have that worker jump to a competitor. After all, that employee has good insider knowledge and could help the competition swipe away some of your customers, employees, market share – and even trade secrets. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2010 – Usually, a non-competition agreement would take care of such problems by barring the former employee from working for competitors for a certain period of time. Yet there’s a big problem with that when it […]


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Gregory D. Jordan, an Austin business litigation attorney, offers insights regarding the Supreme Court of Texas ruling dated July 2, 2010, in the case of Quixtar, Inc. v. Signature Management Team LLC. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2010 – “The Quixtar case is important because it clarifies Texas law pertaining to whether a lawsuit can be dismissed for a lack of convenience,” asserts Austin business litigation attorney Gregory D. Jordan. “The Court made it very clear that if you are sued by an out of state plaintiff, the trial court should afford substantially less deference to the plaintiff’s […]


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