Entries by James Publishing

11 Asset Protection Myths to Share With Clients

Excerpted from Asset Protection Strategies By Dustin Nichols, Mark Ziebold, & Alan Eber People need to protect their assets for many reasons including: Expanding legal theories of liability. Outrageous jury awards sparked by bias against successful professionals, the wealthy, and business owners. A change in societal values from a focus on building your own wealth […]

Ten Tips for Negotiating a Texas Employment Agreement

Texas employment relationships are governed by the employment-at-will doctrine, which means that the employment relationship is subject to termination by either party, at any time, with or without cause, and without liability. Employment at will is the “default rule” under Texas law and is presumed in the absence of a specific contractual agreement to the […]

Voir Dire in Domestic Violence Cases

Although domestic violence is a hot topic in the national media right now, these cases are deeply personal and raise highly sensitive issues, about which many jurors will have strong feelings. To help ensure your client a fair trial, you need to unearth these feelings before the jury is seated. However, because of the highly […]

Ten Tips for Deposing the H.R. Representative

A key management witness in virtually every employment case is the Human Resources representative who approved the contested employment decision; implemented the reduction in force; or investigated the plaintiff’s complaint of discrimination or harassment. Because of the critical role the Human Resources representative often plays in the events giving rise to the litigation, his deposition […]

Attacking Blood Test Results in DWI Cases

Excerpted from Texas DWI Manual By Deandra M. Grant and Kimberly Griffin Tucker Enzymatic assay testing is quick and inexpensive. This is the type of testing that you will typically find in a hospital lab. The process involves measuring an alcohol concentration indirectly by using the reaction of its antibody to an antigen. It is […]