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On October 11, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order stating that “No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19.  I hereby

The Texas Supreme Court recently grappled in Aerotek, Inc. v. Boyd with the manner in which Texas court must evaluate proof of electronic signatures in the context of an arbitrability dispute. In doing so, the Court established firm ground rules for other enforcement battles likely to arise in the world of e-commerce and electronically-signed contracts.
What happened?
Before the case

The Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1578 on May 31, 2021. Governor Abbott signed it into law on June 15, 2021. Effective September 1, 2021, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 38.001(b) will allow successful plaintiffs in breach of contract actions to recover attorneys’ fees against an “individual or organization.” Prior to the passage of House Bill 1578, successful

On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order to address, among other things, the preservation of a fair, open, and competitive marketplace in the American economy. Specifically, the order notes that:
“[B]road and sustained prosperity depends on an open and competitive economy, which creates more high-quality jobs and the economic freedom to switch jobs or negotiate a higher

The Texas Legislature is set to pass new legislation that could potentially put a stop to pending and future lawsuits asserting damages related to COVID-19 exposure.  If done, it would accomplish what the U.S. Congress was unable to do earlier this year.
Senate Bill 6 was passed on April 8 by the Texas Senate.  The legislation now needs to pass

When it comes to buying a business, what you don’t know may hurt you, but what you do know could hurt you as well. What’s going on? Choice of law is going on, specifically, the choice of law provision in a definitive purchase agreement pursuant to which a seller is selling its business for millions of dollars or a buyer

Most people probably know that a deposition is an important fact-finding tool used in litigation to uncover information, but very few non-litigators know what to expect unless they have experienced a deposition first-hand.
Almost every business dispute that leads to a lawsuit will eventually involve depositions of the parties involved in the lawsuit, as well as possible fact witnesses. Even

The American Rescue Plan Act passed into law on March 11, 2021, established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (the “Fund”), which is to provide federal grants to certain eligible entities.  The Small Business Administration, which is administering the Fund, has created a program guide HERE, which details eligibility requirements, how to calculate the funding amount to which one

It seems like everyone is moving to Texas these days. Where is everyone coming from? California! The reasons are obvious, California has the highest state income tax in the country at 13.3%,[1] while Texas, on the other hand, has no state income tax.[2] Couple that with one of the lowest costs of living in the country and it