Default Judgments Against Business Entities

In Texas, once a plaintiff has filed a lawsuit against a business entity (corporation, limited liability company, etc.) defendant, the plaintiff will then attempt to serve the registered agent, president or vice president of the business entity defendant. If the registered agent is served, the registered agent should forward the citation and petition to the…

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Covenants Not To Compete

A covenant not to compete, also known as a non-compete clause or a non-compete agreement, is a business law agreement between an employer and an employee. In a non-compete agreement, an employee makes certain promises to an employer. Certain businesses have information and clients that are highly desired by competing businesses. It is possible –…

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Texas Court of Appeals – 2012 Election Results

The outcomes in these races varied greatly depending on the geography of each district — and much less candidate to candidate. In most districts, that resulted in a one-party sweep. In one, it resulted in some very close contests. AUSTIN COURT In my local Austin Court, the Republicans swept with winning vote totals in a…

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What’s the Value of a Thing Bribed For?

The ABA recently noted a decision by the Seventh Circuit, ruling that since bribes paid to a Chicago zoning inspector didn’t reach a $5,000 threshold, he couldn’t be punished for taking them. The federal bribery statute bars agents of federally funded entities from taking anything of value for influence “in connection with any business, transaction,…

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Louisiana To Soon Have State’s First Black Chief Justice

On October 16, 2012, the Louisiana’s Supreme Court ruled that Justice Bernette Johnson has the seniority that entitles her to become the panel’s chief justice at the end of January. Johnson will be the first African-American to sit in the chief justice’s seat. The state’s first Supreme Court was created in 1812. Visit the NPR website for…

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