It is common to see Texas business owners sign short letters of intent with the understanding that a more detailed contract will be drafted and signed by the parties on a later date. We are sometimes asked by clients whether their letter of intent is a binding contract under Texas law. The short answer is […]
What happens if you order a product and the invoice/packing slip includes an arbitration agreement? Have you lost your right to a jury trial if there is a dispute about the product? According to the Houston 1st Court of Appeals, the answer is probably no. The case involves a consumer who purchased coins during a […]
LaGarde Law Firm won a $690,000 award for a client in a Florida arbitration action. Our client was an individual financial consultant. On the other side was a publicly traded financial technology (“FinTech”) company. Our client had a consulting contract with the company. The contract called for him to receive a stock warrant entitling him […]
What happens if a company files a lawsuit and pursues litigation for an extended period only to decide later that it wants to invoke the arbitration provision in its contract? Does the court need to find that the other side has been prejudiced before it will find a waiver of the arbitration agreement? That question […]
One of the side effects of the Covid pandemic is that attorneys have been forced to rely on remote depositions. In a normal deposition, both sides’ attorneys, the court reporter, and the witness are located in the same room. That makes it difficult for a third party to coach the witness or provide the witness […]
We have received a number of calls from business people who feel that their business partners have cheated them, have taken business opportunities belonging to the business, or have stolen partnership money. For information about the legal rights and duties you might have as a business partner, view our Partnership Disputes page on this website.