Contract Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2011 – Oral agreements can wreak havoc in Hollywood. An agreement by handshake or over lunch can still be a valid contract and enforced by a court. Two recent lawsuits prove that the oral agreement is still alive, but not necessarily well, in Hollywood. In Richard Davis and Trademark Properties v. A&E Television Networks, Davis developed the idea of “Flip This House” and A&E orally agreed to divide the show profits 50-50 with him. During their meeting Davis and Charles Nordlander, director of lifestyle programming for the station, negotiated many facets of […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – Offline paper contracts are based on established case law. Unfortunately, the Internet has changed things drastically when it comes to online contracts. “There is a whole history of established precedent for contract law; the kind of law based on a written contract, when both parties signed it and agreed to what was in the four corners of the document. They is also such a thing as verbal contracts, but they’re harder to prove if one of the parties denies the existence of a verbal contract,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal […]


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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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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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