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Texas Supreme Court- 2018 Year in Review (Part 5 of 5): Starside

Adams v. Starside Custom Builders, LLC, 547 S.W.3d 890 (2018) was the first Texas Ant-Slapp opinion of 2018, and the last in our review. ...
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How Long Does it Take to Wind Through the Texas Anti-Slapp Appeal Process? The Starside Case Odyssey.

Adams v. Starside Custom Builders, LLC (547 S.W.3d 890) will be the Fifth (and last) TSC opinion of 2018 that I’ll cover (in a...
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Texas Supreme Court- 2018 Year in Review (Part 4 of 5): Youngkin – Affirmative Defenses can be Deadly

Youngkin v. Hines, 546 S.W.3d 675 (2018) is a case study on the impact of how an affirmative defense can kill a claim before...
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Texas Supreme Court- 2018 Year in Review (Part 3 of 5): Castleman, the Commercial Speech Exemption, and Abatecola.

Castleman v. Internet Money Limited, 546 S.W.3d 684 (Tex. 2018) is arguably the most important decision by the TSC on the Texas Anti-Slapp in...
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Neiman Marcus walks into the Texas Anti-Slapp

Marble Ridge has accused Neiman Marcus of a $1 billion fraudulent transfer. NM recently responded with a defamation counterclaim, walking squarely into the teeth...
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Texas Supreme Court- 2018 Year in Review (Part 2 of 5): State ex. rel. Best

In State ex rel. Best v. Harper, 16-0647, 2018 WL 3207125 (Tex. June 29, 2018), reh'g denied (Dec. 21, 2018), opinion corrected and superseded...
See Is a Pre-suit demand a set up for an...

Is a Pre-suit demand a set up for an Anti-Slapp Motion under the Right to Petition?

So you are in a dispute with another party and they send you a pre-suit demand? You end up suing and the defendant files...
See What Happens after the Texas Anti-Slapp Motion is Granted...

What Happens after the Texas Anti-Slapp Motion is Granted or Denied? It’s Way More Complicated than You Think.

A trial court’s decision to grant or deny the Texas Anti-Slapp Motion creates a cascade effect of different scenarios that can impact the lawsuit...
See How Far Across the Judicial Road Does the Texas...

How Far Across the Judicial Road Does the Texas Anti-Slapp Statute Stretch?

Derek Gaskamp et al v. WSP USA, Inc. (NO. 01-18-00079-CV), highlights both the breadth and complexity of the Texas Anti-Slapp.  Three plaintiffs brought claims...
See Timing is Everything in the Texas Anti-Slapp

Timing is Everything in the Texas Anti-Slapp

The Texas Anti-Slapp has specific timing components that a practitioner should strictly follow.  First, you have 60 days to file a motion to dismiss...
See Texas Supreme Court 2018 Year in Review (Part 1...

Texas Supreme Court 2018 Year in Review (Part 1 of 5) S&S Emergency Training

In 2018, the TSC issued five opinions on the Texas Anti-Slapp and I’ll address them in reverse order of issuance over the next week....
See Happy Texas-Anti-Slapp Holidays – Thirteen Opinions Issued in December...

Happy Texas-Anti-Slapp Holidays – Thirteen Opinions Issued in December 2018!

Happy Holidays from the Texas Courts of Appeals, as thirteen decisions were issued touching on Anti-Slapp issues, including one from the Texas Supreme Court,...
See The Texas Anti-Slapp and Federal Courts

The Texas Anti-Slapp and Federal Courts

Given my prior post about the Stormy Daniels decision, it might come as a surprise that the applicability of the Texas Anti-Slapp statute in...
See How a Presidential Antagonist and Presidential Donor Both Got...

How a Presidential Antagonist and Presidential Donor Both Got Anti-Slapped in 2018!

Recently, the Texas Anti-Slapp exploded onto the national scene when the Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump was dismissed pursuant to...
See 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List Includes 11 Wick Phillips...

2018 Texas Super Lawyers List Includes 11 Wick Phillips Partners

Dallas, Texas, September 12, 2018 – Wick Phillips partners Erika Bright, David Drez, Andrew Gould, Jeffrey Hellberg, Amy LaValle, Sean Lemoine, Brant Martin, Daniel...
See Five Wick Phillips Attorneys Recognized for Inclusion in The...

Five Wick Phillips Attorneys Recognized for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Edition

Dallas, Texas, August 15, 2018 – Michael Bailey, Erika Bright, Andrew Gould, Brant Martin and Bryan Wick have been selected for inclusion in the...
See Erika Bright to Speak on Insurance Concepts at 2018...

Erika Bright to Speak on Insurance Concepts at 2018 Graduate Texas Trust School

Dallas, Texas, July 16, 2018 – Erika Bright will speak on Insurance Concepts for professionals and entities serving as trustees at the 2018 Graduate...
See Brant Martin Honored by the Texas Bar Foundation

Brant Martin Honored by the Texas Bar Foundation

Fort Worth, Texas, July 12, 2018 – Litigation partner Brant Martin has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation....
See Erika Bright to Serve as a Featured Panelist at...

Erika Bright to Serve as a Featured Panelist at 15th Annual Course on Advanced Insurance Law

Dallas, Texas, June 27, 2018 – Erika Bright will serve as a featured panelist on “Menchaca - Texas Bad Faith's Return from the Ashes”...
See The Supreme Court Signals That Overtime Exemptions Will Be...

The Supreme Court Signals That Overtime Exemptions Will Be Interpreted Fairly (not Stringently), Marking a Shift in Favor of Employers

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of treating automobile service advisors as exempt from overtime and, in so doing, appears to have...
See D Magazine Names Six Wick Phillips Partners to Its...

D Magazine Names Six Wick Phillips Partners to Its Best Lawyers List

Dallas, Texas, April 30, 2018 – D Magazine has named Michael Bailey, Erika Bright, David Drez, Andrew Gould, Jerry Harris and Amy LaValle to...
See Four Wick Phillips Partners Speak at ACC In-House Symposium

Four Wick Phillips Partners Speak at ACC In-House Symposium

Dallas, Texas, April 27, 2018 – Four Wick Phillips partners spoke today at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual In-House Symposium at the Westin...
See Fort Worth Business Press Honors Wick Phillips Partner Jacob...

Fort Worth Business Press Honors Wick Phillips Partner Jacob Fain with 40 Under 40 Recognition

Fort Worth, Texas, April 16, 2018 – The Fort Worth Business Press (FWBP) has recognized Wick Phillips litigation partner Jacob Fain as one of...
See Bryan Wick and Jason Rudd Co-Author Chapters in Prominent...

Bryan Wick and Jason Rudd Co-Author Chapters in Prominent Bankruptcy Publications

Dallas, Texas, March 26, 2018 – Bryan Wick and Jason Rudd recently co-authored chapters in Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation and Strategic Alternatives for and Against Distressed...
See In Memoriam – Kristin Jordan Harkins (1959-2018)

In Memoriam – Kristin Jordan Harkins (1959-2018)

Collin County, Texas, March 23, 2018 – It is with great sadness that Wick Phillips announces the passing of intellectual property partner Kristin Jordan...
See Super Lawyers Names Six Wick Phillips Attorneys to Rising...

Super Lawyers Names Six Wick Phillips Attorneys to Rising Stars List

Dallas, Texas, March 19, 2018 – Six Wick Phillips attorneys have been named to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers for 2018. The list...
See Dodd-Frank “Whistleblowers” Must Report to SEC to Bring a...

Dodd-Frank “Whistleblowers” Must Report to SEC to Bring a Valid Retaliation Claim

“Whistleblower” anti-retaliation protections under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act only apply to employees who actually report information to the SEC, according to a unanimous U.S....
See Wick Phillips Opens New Office in Collin County

Wick Phillips Opens New Office in Collin County

Dallas, Texas, March 5, 2018 – Wick Phillips is pleased to announce the opening of its Collin County office. The Collin County office strengthens the...
See Wick Phillips Expands Intellectual Property Practice

Wick Phillips Expands Intellectual Property Practice

Dallas, Texas, March 1, 2018 – Wick Phillips announced today the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with former Conley Rose group. “The new...
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Year in Review

Wick Phillips had a tremendous year in 2017, thanks to the trust of our valued clients and the dedication of our team members. We...
See Top Five 2017 Employment Law Developments You Need to...

Top Five 2017 Employment Law Developments You Need to Know for 2018

1. Another Employer Targeted for Background Check Violations Pays the Price. Add Target to the list of employers who have had to pay big settlement...
See Brant Martin Speaks to Dallas-Fort Worth’s Channel 5 News...

Brant Martin Speaks to Dallas-Fort Worth’s Channel 5 News About Climate Change Case in Tarrant County

Brant Martin, a litigation partner in the firm's Fort Worth office, spoke to Dallas-Fort Worth's Channel 5 News on January 11, 2018, about this week's climate...
See Jordan Bethea and Molly Jones Elevated to Partner

Jordan Bethea and Molly Jones Elevated to Partner

Dallas, Texas, January 10, 2018 – Wick Phillips announced today it has promoted Jordan Bethea and Molly Jones to partners of the firm, effective...
See The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Elects...

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Elects Daniel McCarthy as New Fellow

Fort Worth, Texas, November 29, 2017 – Fort Worth partner Daniel McCarthy has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust...
See Wick Phillips Included in 2018 Edition of U.S. News...

Wick Phillips Included in 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Dallas, Texas, November 7, 2017 – The 2018 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" has ranked Wick Phillips among top...
See Wick Phillips Expands Labor and Employment Capabilities with Brett...

Wick Phillips Expands Labor and Employment Capabilities with Brett Myers

Dallas, Texas, September 19, 2017 – Wick Phillips has bolstered its Labor and Employment practice by adding partner Brett Myers, who is Board Certified...
See Texas Super Lawyers Names 11 Wick Phillips Partners to...

Texas Super Lawyers Names 11 Wick Phillips Partners to its 2017 List

Dallas, Texas, September 8, 2017 – Eleven Wick Phillips partners have been named to Texas Super Lawyers for 2017. Erika Bright, Andrew Gould, Jeffrey...
See After the Storm: What You Need to Know Now...

After the Storm: What You Need to Know Now to Preserve and Maximize Your Insurance Claim

As insured businesses and individuals grapple with the massive property damage and income losses resulting from Hurricane Harvey, keep these basic points in mind...
See Insurance Claims for Hurricane Harvey-Last Chance to Limit Application...

Insurance Claims for Hurricane Harvey-Last Chance to Limit Application of HB 1774

Insureds that have suffered property damage or business interruption losses because of Hurricane Harvey should strongly consider making their insurance claims today to limit...
See Hurricane Harvey, Insurance Claims and HB 1774—Waiting May Cost...

Hurricane Harvey, Insurance Claims and HB 1774—Waiting May Cost You

Hurricane Harvey is causing unprecedented destruction in Texas. To best protect themselves, insureds should be aware of a new Texas law that limits recovery...
See The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 Recognizes Three Wick...

The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 Recognizes Three Wick Phillips Attorneys

Dallas, Texas, August 15, 2017 – Wick Phillips announced today that Erika Bright, Brant Martin and Bryan Wick have been selected for inclusion in...
See Daniel McCarthy to be a Featured Panelist for ABA’s...

Daniel McCarthy to be a Featured Panelist for ABA’s Webinar on Equity Compensation Issues for Employees of Partnerships and Corporations

Wick Phillips partner Daniel McCarthy will be a co-panelist for "Equity Compensation and Executive Compensation Issues for Partnerships and Other Privately Held Business," a webinar hosted...
See Five Fort Worth Attorneys Selected as Top Attorneys by...

Five Fort Worth Attorneys Selected as Top Attorneys by 360 West Magazine

Fort Worth, Texas, July 5, 2017 – 360 West Magazine has selected five Fort Worth-based Wick Phillips’ attorneys as “Top Attorneys,” including partners David...
See Andrew M. Gould Inducted as Fellow of the College...

Andrew M. Gould Inducted as Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Dallas, Texas, June 26, 2017 – Dallas partner Andrew M. Gould has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment...
See Wick Phillips Wins M&A Deal of the Year Award...

Wick Phillips Wins M&A Deal of the Year Award for Krestmark Sale

Dallas, Texas, May 25, 2017 – Wick Phillips was awarded D CEO Magazine’s “M&A Deal of the Year” award for its work advising Krestmark...
See Wick Phillips Recognized as One of the Largest Firms...

Wick Phillips Recognized as One of the Largest Firms in North Texas

Dallas, Texas, May 25, 2017 – The Dallas Business Journal’s “The List” has recognized Wick Phillips as one of the largest law firms in...
See Three Wick Phillips Partners Recognized as “Best Lawyers in...

Three Wick Phillips Partners Recognized as “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine

Dallas, Texas, May 15, 2017 – Wick Phillips is honored to announce three of our attorneys have been recognized by D Magazine as “Best...
See Do You Need E&O Coverage?

Do You Need E&O Coverage?

By Erika L. Bright, Partner/Head of Insurance Coverage Practice erika.bright@wickphillips.com 214.740.4050 It is widely known that certain professionals - doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, etc. – need...
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Making the Most of Additional Insured Coverage

By Erika L. Bright, Partner/Head of Insurance Coverage Practice erika.bright@wickphillips.com 214.740.4050 “Additional insured” status means that your company is insured under the policy of another entity, the...
See 2017: Review Your Insurance Coverage and Make It Work...

2017: Review Your Insurance Coverage and Make It Work for You

By Erika L. Bright, Partner/Head of Insurance Coverage Practice erika.bright@wickphillips.com 214.740.4050 As 2017 begins, decision makers should take two key steps to protect your company through insurance:...
See Wick Phillips Promotes Three Attorneys to Partners

Wick Phillips Promotes Three Attorneys to Partners

Wick Phillips named three new partners to the firm’s Dallas office. Darla Gabbitas, Noah Nadler, and Rob Wills have been promoted by the firm,...
See 2016: Millions in Insurance Recoveries for Wick Phillips Clients

2016: Millions in Insurance Recoveries for Wick Phillips Clients

Wick Phillips’ Insurance Coverage Group represented corporate clients in recovering more than $18 million of insurance payments under liability and property policies in 2016....
See Wick Phillips Partner Andrew Gould Named to The Dallas...

Wick Phillips Partner Andrew Gould Named to The Dallas 500

Wick Phillips proudly announces that Partner Andrew Gould is featured in D CEO Magazine’s The Dallas 500, a special publication from D Magazine Partners,...
See Wick Phillips Ranks Among U.S. News – Best Lawyers...

Wick Phillips Ranks Among U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Wick Phillips, a Texas-based business law firm with locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin, is proud to receive National and Dallas/Fort Worth rankings...

Wick Phillips Advises Krestmark Industries in its $240 million Sale to Headwaters Incorporated

Wick Phillips, a full service business law firm based in Dallas, Texas, served as the legal counsel to Krestmark Industries, L.P. (“Krestmark”) in its...
See Three Wick Phillips Partners Recognized by Best Lawyers®

Three Wick Phillips Partners Recognized by Best Lawyers®

Wick Phillips is proud to announce that three of its partners were recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The...
See Ten Wick Phillips Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers

Ten Wick Phillips Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers

Ten Wick Phillips attorneys have been named 2016 Texas Super Lawyers in six different practice areas: Appellate, Business Litigation, Employment and Labor, Intellectual Property...
See Wick Phillips Attorney Ethan Minshull Leads Effort to Build...

Wick Phillips Attorney Ethan Minshull Leads Effort to Build Habitat for Humanity homes with Dallas Bar Association

Ethan Minshull, a litigation attorney with Wick Phillips, has been an integral part of the Dallas Bar Association’s Home Project, leading the project as...
See Wick Phillips Attorneys Named 2016 “Best Lawyers in Dallas”...

Wick Phillips Attorneys Named 2016 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine

The law firm of Wick Phillips congratulates three of its partners selected for inclusion in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2016.” The Firm’s...
See State Representative Morgan Meyer Joins Wick Phillips as Partner

State Representative Morgan Meyer Joins Wick Phillips as Partner

Wick Phillips announced today that Texas State Representative Morgan Meyer (R – Dallas) has joined the firm as a partner in the Dallas office....