Arbitration or Lawsuit – Employment Disputes – Where Will Your Business Be?

Carol Keough June 20, 2013

The business owner can often make the choice between arbitration or lawsuit.  Where do you want to be if there is a dispute with one of your employees?  In litigating employment cases, I have stood before a jury of twelve people and watched their reaction to the story of an employee who was allegedly terminated… Continue Reading »


5th Circuit Warning to Insured – Notify your Insurance Company

Carol Keough February 1, 2013

On January 17, 2013, the Federal Fifth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment against an insured, Mr. Reeder, for his mistake of keeping  his insurance company in the dark.  Jamestown Insurance Company, the insurer, argued on appeal that because of the conduct of Mr. Reeder, their insured, Jamestown Insurance Company was not required to defend or indemnify… Continue Reading »


Any Privacy for Kate Middleton’s Topless Pics if snapped in the Lone Star State?

Trisha Barita January 3, 2013

Ever imagine Royalty tubing the Guadalupe River, boating in Lake Austin, or beaching in Galveston?  If Princess Kate had decided to spend her lovely vacation sunbathing with Prince William in Texas, then there surely would be some criminal action against the Paparazzi who snagged her topless photo.  What about smart phone pics grabbed at a distance of a scantily… Continue Reading »


Texas Firm Ordered To Pay Disabled Workers $1.4 Million

Carol Keough September 19, 2012

A Texas company that profited for decades by supplying mentally disabled workers to an Iowa turkey plant at wages of 41 cents per hour must pay the men $1.37 million in back wages, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday. The judgment against Henry’s Turkey Service of Goldthwaite, Texas is the third of more than $1… Continue Reading »


Keeping Your Business Legal

Carol Keough September 18, 2012

Some Deductions from An Employee Paycheck Are Illegal The State of Texas protects employees under the Texas Payday Act from unfair actions by employers in paying or failing to pay employees.  An employee can go to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and complain that he has not been paid all of his wages for the… Continue Reading »

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