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A fiduciary’s failure to disclose material facts to beneficiaries may violate their fiduciary duties.  A recent Texas court’s decision outlines the fiduciary’s risks that come with the obligation to disclose.
In In re Estate of Stewart, several siblings disputed the estate of their father. Wayne was the executor of his father’s estate and filed for a judicial discharge of

We frequently utilize the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) as a tool for our clients. The FOIA, subject to several exceptions and exclusions, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information.  In this Insight post, we explore an important FOIA exemption: the “trades secrets” or “confidential”-information exemption and the Supreme Court’s

The federal False Claims Act is intended to protect the government from fraudulent claims against federal programs. The federal government utilizes the False Claims Act to prosecute attempts to commit fraud against the government. The qui tam lawsuit is a particularly interesting aspect of the False Claims Act.
The False Claims Act allows private individuals with direct knowledge of fraud

On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill after months of negotiations. Tucked away within the sweeping legislation are measures that would extend Form 1099-B and cost basis reporting requirements to so-called “digital assets” such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The requirements, which are expected to raise $28 million of revenue for the bill, could impose

Defending a Hobbs Act Violation – 18 U.S.C § 1951 
The Hobbs Act, codified at 18 U.S.C § 1951, is a federal law that was enacted in 1946. It was originally used to curtail racketeering in labor disputes, which was a common phenomenon at that time.
Today, the Hobbs Act is commonly used by federal prosecutors to target public corruption,

A corporation operates through its board of directors. All corporate powers must be exercised by or under the direction of the board.[1] In Texas, the Texas Business Organizations Code (TBOC) provides certain provisions regarding the management of a corporation’s business and affairs.[2]
A board of directors may delegate the day-to-day business of the corporation to officers as long