Commercial Litigation

Shuffle the Deck: The Role the Texas Jury Shuffle Plays in Creating Diverse and Favorable Juries

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 [...]

By |2023-07-13T16:38:57-05:00May 25, 2023|Commercial Litigation|

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 |2023-08-28T11:21:07-05:00March 13, 2023|Commercial Litigation, Success|

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 [...]

By |2023-02-16T09:42:28-06:00February 16, 2023|Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation|

Risk Assessment and Arbitration – SCOTUS to Review Coinbase v. Bielski

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 [...]

By |2022-12-28T14:05:11-06:00December 28, 2022|Commercial Litigation, Business Law|
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