Cowles Thompson obtained recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award under the Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Hunter Ralston looks at social media as a jury research tool, what lawyers could learn about jurors and what problems might arise from an attorney’s use of social media sites to research jurors and potential jurors.
An attorney looks across the courtroom to see the jury venire that has been numbered and seated, observes a cross-section of people in the county, and begins to prepare for voir dire. But Texas is nothing if it isn’t [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Texas Two-Step is Alive and Well…But a Judge Dismissed the J&J Bankruptcy Absent Financial Distress
Remember the Texas Two-Step? Well, it is alive and well, but lessons can be learned from the dismissal of the LTL Management, LLC bankruptcy. Background (Bill Siegel first discussed this J&J litigation, the “Texas Two-Step,” and how a [...]
When your business gets sued, if you do not file a timely answer, the plaintiff can take a default judgment against you. If the damages are liquidated, like invoices on a sworn account, the court does not generally hold [...]
The Supreme Court will decide if cases are stayed during arbitration appeals; companies' risk assessments should consider this decision. The Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case that has serious implications for companies that are unsuccessful in enforcing arbitration [...]