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March 7, 2022
  Effective immediately, employer-employee arbitration agreements common in business may no longer compel employees to arbitrate disputes concerning allegations of sexual assault or sexual harassment. This is the result of the enactment of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault […]
By: Brian Farrington
Category: Employment Law
May 18, 2022
  In New Falls Corp. v. LaHaye (In re LaHaye), No. 19-30795 (5th Cir. Nov. 12, 2021), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals prevented a secured lender from pursuing individual guarantors on a claim that had been partially released in […]
By: Bill Siegel
Category: Bankruptcy
May 18, 2022
By: Mike Northrup
Category: Appellate
April 28, 2022
  Mike Northrup frequently publishes to a blog called “Reverse and Render.” We have shared his post from February here.   Parties (and their counsel) to a court of appeals’ disposition of an appeal sometimes worry that if the court […]
By: Mike Northrup
Category: Appellate
April 7, 2022
  In re LTL Mgmt. LLC, No. 21-30589 (MBK) [Docket No. 1572] (Bankr. D.N.J. 2021) Other than being a dance, what is the Texas Two-Step, in terms of corporate mergers? The “Texas Two-Step” has proved to be a lifeline allowing […]
By: Bill Siegel
Category: Bankruptcy
March 22, 2022
  Cowles Thompson is proud to congratulate Shareholders, Claire James and Helen Emerson, who were recently named by Thomson Reuters® to the 2022 list of Rising Stars®. Claire has been with the firm for five years and is a seasoned […]
By: Staff
Category: Honors
March 9, 2022
  My review of the statistics from the Texas Supreme Court’s dispositions in 2021 brought an assortment of facts to the forefront that are worth highlighting. For the second year in a row, the court accepted a significantly higher number […]
By: Mike Northrup
Category: Appellate
March 9, 2022
  In summer 2021, the 87th Texas Legislature convened and passed legislation that overturned decades of case law regarding contractor liability. The overall effect of the legislation acts to limit contractors’ exposure to liability regarding unknown design defects. Texas Senate […]
By: Morgan Crider
Category: Corporate
March 8, 2022
By: Bill Siegel
Category: Bankruptcy/Retail Newsletter
March 2, 2022
Dallas, TX (March 1, 2022) – The law firm of Cowles & Thompson, PC is pleased to congratulate founding Shareholder, Mr. James (Jim) Cowles on his recent induction to the D Magazine Best Lawyers 2022 Hall of Fame. The honor […]
By: Staff
Category: Honors