Creditors Catch a Break on Preference Actions and the New Value Defense – Re: Claims for 20-Day Shipments

  When a debtor receives a shipment of goods within 20 days before the date it files bankruptcy and has failed to pay for said shipment prior to the bankruptcy filing, the creditor is entitled to an administrative claim, which [...]

By |2023-05-15T14:53:48-05:00May 15, 2023|Bankruptcy|

Cowles Thompson Achieves Dismissal in Class Action That Ran 20 Years

  Dallas, TX (May 9, 2023) – Cowles Thompson recently achieved a dismissal and concluded a 20-year long class action case – where our client ultimately paid nothing. The suit was the longest-running case in the firm’s history. The class [...]

By |2023-05-24T13:24:21-05:00May 9, 2023|Commercial Litigation, Success|

Law Firm Fined by New York Attorney General for Data Breach

  New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on March 27, 2023, that she had levied a fine against law firm Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach LLP for failing to secure personal and health information of clients and exposing the [...]

By |2023-04-19T14:13:18-05:00April 19, 2023|Commercial Litigation, Employment Law|

Associate Hunter Ralston to Participate in Dallas Bar Association’s Mock Voir Dire Program April 14, 2023

  Dallas, TX (April 14, 2023) -- Cowles Thompson Associate Attorney, Hunter Ralston, will be among the attorneys participating in the 2023 Mock Voir Dire event hosted by the Dallas Bar Association. The program is aimed to acquaint North Texas [...]

By |2023-04-17T10:17:36-05:00April 14, 2023|Commercial Litigation, Attorney|

Sim Israeloff Successful in Motion to Declare Opposing Plaintiffs as Vexatious Litigants

  Cowles Thompson Shareholder Sim Israeloff recently won a motion to declare the opposing plaintiffs “vexatious litigants” under Chapter 11 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code (TCPRC). Section 11.054 of the Code outlines the criteria for finding a [...]

By |2023-03-13T15:43:39-05:00March 13, 2023|Commercial Litigation, Success|

A Daily Rate of Pay, No Matter How High, is Not a Salary — Says the Supreme Court

  Discussion of the February 2023 Supreme Court decision in Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, No. 21-984, 2023 U.S. LEXIS 944 (Feb. 22, 2023). Michael Hewitt was a tool pusher employed by an energy producer, Helix Energy Solutions [...]

By |2023-03-16T09:50:45-05:00March 3, 2023|Employment Law, Appellate|

The Proposed “Workforce Mobility Act of 2023” and Non-Compete Agreements

  In the proposed “Workforce Mobility Act of 2023,” another attempt has been made to ban non-compete agreements.   The Proposed "Workforce Mobility Act of 2023" A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced the "Workforce Mobility Act of 2023 " [...]

By |2023-02-28T12:36:56-06:00February 28, 2023|Employment Law, Business Law|
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