austin employment attorney | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2011 – The University General Hospital in Houston and its affiliated companies – Ascension Physician Solutions and Luxxus Health Systems – are under scrutiny after a jury slammed a hefty verdict against them in Houston’s 270th State District Court. Prexus Health LLC was awarded $7.86 million in the complex lawsuit. Luxxus was found to have interfered with confidentiality and noncompete agreements by employing past Prexus executives and workers to perform similar jobs at the Houston hospital. University General Hospital was found to have wrongfully terminated and breached contractual agreements with Prexus. The contractual […]


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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2011 – A medical doctor who was the subject of a whistleblower complaint recently had an arrest warrant issued for him and was placed on probation by the Texas Medical Board. In 2009, registered nurses Anne Mitchell and Vickilyn Galle filed an anonymous letter with the Texas Medical Board about their co-worker Dr. Rolando Arafiles, Jr., MD, in regards to what they perceived as patient care issues at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. When the doctor learned about the letter, he had the county sheriff determine who had written it. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2011 – Austin employment lawyer and business attorney, Gregory D. Jordan, comments on a recent case involving Dell, Inc. The age discrimination case of William Wise v. Dell, Inc. just became more complicated when Dell filed a motion for new trial in 2011 after it disagreed with the jury’s decision in December. Wise was terminated by Dell as a technical sales representative in its federal accounts division in June 2008, when he was 61 years old. He had an 11-year career there and felt he was a fired due to “a manipulation of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 – Texas employers or employees concerned about a potential discrimination claim should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable discrimination lawyer practicing in Texas. The state of Texas is an “employment at will” state, which means an employee can resign at any time for any reason. An employer can also choose to terminate an employee at any time for any lawful reason. There are, however, numerous laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one’s age, race, religion, gender, national origin or disability. Some of these laws are quite complex. Some have tight […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2011 – Dallas District Judge Eric Moyé entered a final judgment on Dec. 31 in a case involving the breakup of the Youngblood & Bendalin partnership. The case was filed by Youngblood & Associates against Ronald M. Bendalin, alleging that he breached a contract and wrongfully withdrew from Youngblood and Bendalin, a partnership that did mortgage work and was the majority owner of a residential mortgage loan and document joint venture with McGlenchey Stafford. The court ordered Bendalin to pay the plaintiff $231,691 in damages and $295,817 in attorney’s, fees in addition to […]


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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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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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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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The Austin Court of Appeals found that an employee who was fired for refusing to illegally drive an unsafe commercial vehicle can collect punitive damages. Austin employment attorney Gregory D. Jordan, who represented the employee, offers pertinent comment. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2010 – A recent opinion from the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, at Austin ruled that an employee who is fired for refusing to commit a criminal act can recover punitive damages. Safeshred, Inc. fired Louis Martinez after he refused to drive a commercial vehicle he found to be unsafe and noncompliant with federal […]


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