Posts By: Amber Blankenfeld

July 2020 Newsletter – You Have Been Sued: A Guide for Handling New Litigation

By: Raymond “Ray” Hafner Executive Summary:  New litigation requires a company to take immediate steps to begin preparing a defense and ensuring the company is in the best position possible.  Failure to act quickly can seriously harm the company’s defense.  Successful companies will involve counsel immediately, investigate early, preserve all evidence, notify their insurance carriers,… Read more »

June 2020 Newsletter – New Case Update: Piranha Partners v. Neuhoff

New Case Update: Piranha Partners v. Neuhoff, 596 S.W.3d 740 (Tex. 2020), reh’g denied (Apr. 17, 2020) By: Yvette Hershey Quick Summary: In a 7-2 decision delivered on February 21, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court in Piranha Partners v. Neuhoff (the “Piranha Case”) held that language in an Assignment conveyed interest in production under a… Read more »

April 2020 Newsletter – Best Practices When Declaring Force Majeure

Best Practices When Declaring Force Majeure By: Raymond “Ray” Hafner There have been a lot of articles written recently on how force majeure clauses are interpreted and their invocation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of our favorites.  Force Majeure and the Doctrine of Frustration (Paul Hastings) Evaluating Your Force Majeure Clause… Read more »

February 2020 Newsletter – Outsourced General Counsel Services

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Outsourced General Counsel Services By: Raymond “Ray” Hafner Running a small business is a never-ending parade of obstacles, tasks, and challenges that need to be surmounted.  Add in the complexity and nuance of legal issues facing a competitive, highly-regulated industry and there is more than enough worry… Read more »

December 2019 Newsletter – Case Update

Is Your Day Rate Worker Actually a Salaried Employee?  New Case Update: Faludi v. US Shale Solutions, LLC By: Rachel Reese & Miranda Caballero Quick Summary In a recent 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which governs the states of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, Jeff Faludi was found to be a salaried employee, subject to… Read more »