Business & Employment Law

Morrison v. County of Fairfax: Fire and Police Department Personnel Overtime

A recent case out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit gives a detailed explanation of the rules regarding overtime pay for fire and police department personnel. In Morrison v. County of Fairfax, a group of over one hundred current and former fire captains brought suit against Fairfax County for the denial…

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Am I a Target for a Lawsuit?

A common question clients ask after being sued is, “What could I have done differently to have avoided a lawsuit?” At the outset of a lawsuit, a careful plaintiff will consider the answer to three questions: Can I prove the Defendant is liable? – Simply put, was the Defendant in the wrong? It could be…

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Koch v. Boxicon, LLC – Dallas Court of Appeals

Koch v. Boxicon, LLC Dallas Court of Appeals, No. 05-14-01424-CV (March 30, 2016) Justices Fillmore, Myers, and Whitehill While Koch was finishing chiropractic school, he met Lindemuth, Boxicon’s general manager—an encounter both now likely regret. After Lindemuth had personally advanced several thousand dollars for Koch’s mortgage and living expenses, a Boxicon affiliate leased Koch space…

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Eight Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make

Nothing conveys the American Dream much more than owning your own business. To some, there’s nothing better than having the ability to call your own shots and be the head of a company or organization. However, it’s highly important to make sure you have all your ducks in a row from a legal standpoint to…

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Think Before Taking That Lawsuit to Court

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Heading to the Courtroom When people feel like they’ve been wronged by another party in some form or fashion, taking a lawsuit against that party to court tends to be one of—if not the first—options they entertain. Understandably, we can all fly off the handle to an extent after…

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Ten New Texas Laws

Changes to Texas Law You Should Know We have successfully made it through the first month of 2016, and as far as we can tell, the new year is off to a great start. Whether you’ve been striving to make some changes in your life as part of your New Year’s resolutions or avoiding resolutions…

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Procedure, the Sword and Shield

“I’m done with this! I just want to sue him,” the client says over the phone, “I’m just done.” I reply that we can get everything underway for the litigation, but that it takes time. People who feel that they have been wronged are interested in justice for themselves. There is an understandable frustration, and…

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Asset Protection – Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers

During consultations, clients frequently ask, “Now that I’ve been sued, what can I do to protect my property from a judgment?” Sadly, the law of fraudulent transfers limits the options available to a lawyer to help you protect your assets in such a situation. As with most things, when it comes to protecting your own…

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Five Common Business Law Mistakes

Starting a business can be an exciting-yet-scary venture in life. There are so many different factors to consider during the start-up process that go beyond simply picking out the perfect name, office space, equipment and amenities. With a multitude of loose ends to tie up, decisions to make and documents to sign, it’s not unheard…

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Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) is a federal statute generally designed to protect workers who are unorganized or who lack bargaining power. The protections afforded individuals by the FLSA extend only to “employees.” The question whether one falls under the definition of employee is usually readily apparent. Most workers who are not…

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