The aviation litigation practice at Brown Dean often involves parties and accidents outside of Texas. Thus, the doctrine of forum non conveniens is usually a litigated issue. When the plaintiffs are not Texas residents and the accident occurs outside of Texas, most likely Texas is not a proper forum for any litigation arising out of […]
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Last week the Texas Supreme Court held that the causation required in asbestosis cases is the same causation required in mesothelioma cases. The Court concluded, “…in products liability cases where the plaintiff was exposed to multiple sources of asbestos, substantial factor causation is the appropriate basic standard of causation without including as a separate requirement […]
The economic loss rules limits a party’s ability to recover purely economic losses under tort theories such as negligence and strict liability. The Texas Supreme Court’s latest decision on the Rule is a good review of the applicable case law. Ultimately, in this case, the Court held a general contractor could not “recover the increased […]
On July 3, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court clarified an issue which has come up in my practice more than once – if a general contractor is sued, does the GC have to file a certificate of merit with any pleading against an engineer or architect that the Plaintiff has already sued or the GC […]
“Minority shareholder oppression” is not a recognized cause of action in Texas. In declining to recognize the cause of action, the Texas Supreme Court stated that “existing duties and remedies applicable to corporate dividend declarations and payments offer adequate protections for minority shareholders under most circumstances.” Read the full opinion here.
Recently the Supreme Court ruled, the Affordable Care Act’s “contraceptive mandate, as applied to closely held corporations, violates RFRA [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993]”. The holding was limited to the ACA’s contraceptive mandate and to closely held corporations with a “sincere” religious belief which the objecting companies argued was violated by the mandate. […]
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court reaffirmed that “a land occupier owes only a duty to avoid injuring a trespasser willfully, wantonly, or through gross negligence…” Thus, claims “for simple negligence must fail.” Read the opinion here.
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Brown Dean Named to 2014 Best Law Firm List in Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area In Six Areas We are proud to be named to the 2014 Best Law Firm Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area Tier 1 list in the areas of commercial litigation, eminent domain and condemnation, litigation – construction, personal injury litigation – defendants, railroad […]