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Court Orders Records Turned Over to Shareholder

Court Orders Records Turned Over to Shareholder

In September 2021, Jacob White, a shareholder and former officer of a local construction company, Elusive Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Trinity Constructors, won the right to review the corporation’s books and records over the corporation’s objection. The Texas Business Organizations Code gives shareholders who have held at least 5% of stock for more than six months the right to inspect the corporation’s books and records.

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Corporate Fraud in Texas: Lessons from Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos

Corporate Fraud in Texas: Lessons from Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos

Corporate fraud in Texas is a multifaceted and complex issue. It can involve individual and corporate liability, criminal and civil proceedings, and state and federal prosecutors. In fact, the term “fraud” can apply to an almost countless succession of criminal offenses and civil causes of action. So, how should a businessperson in Texas go about dealing with the fraught issue of fraud?

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Jury Rules in Favor of Non-Profit Against Austin Landlord, Awards Damages

Jury Rules in Favor of Non-Profit Against Austin Landlord, Awards Damages

In only the second Zoom jury trial in Travis County, a jury returned a verdict in favor of non-profit Together We Rise Corporation against Rosa Santis, the non-profit’s former landlord with an estimated $10MM in Austin real estate holdings.

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The Meaning of Threatened Misappropriation Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”)

The Meaning of Threatened Misappropriation Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”)

What is the meaning of “threatened” misappropriation or disclosure under the Defend Trade Secrets Act? The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) provides that the court may enter an injunction to prevent any actual or threatened misappropriation of a trade secret.

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Assignees May Sue for Breach of Contract Under Texas Law

Assignees May Sue for Breach of Contract Under Texas Law

The original parties to the contract are not the only parties who can sue on a contract. Assignees and third-party beneficiaries may also sue. This article deals with the rights of assignees.

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Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Officers

Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Officers

The courts in Texas are littered with cases involving directors and corporate officers alleged to have failed to meet their obligations to the corporations they served. And while there are myriad causes of action that can be brought against corporate officers, a claim for breach of fiduciary duty has the potential to be one of the most consequential, both for the officer and the corporation.

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Piercing the Corporate Veil in Texas

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Texas

It’s a worst-case scenario for any executive. Your company engages in some sort of malfeasance and – rather than go after the organization – lawyers are nipping at your heels and naming you personally in huge lawsuits. Suddenly, your own assets and livelihood are at risk. But how can you avoid becoming personally liable for the obligations of a corporation or limited liability company?

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TWM Named a Best Law Firm 2021 by U.S. News and World Report

TWM Named a Best Law Firm 2021 by U.S. News and World Report

The Austin-based business and commercial litigation firm Thomas Williams McConnell, PLLC has been named as one of 2021’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report. The firm received this recognition for its work in commercial litigation. The firm has received this recognition each year of its existence.

A firm’s placement and ranking in Best Law Firms is decided by a series of client evaluations, reviews by attorneys practicing in the same area, and an editorial review based on information provided by the firm. In order to be selected, a firm must also have at least one attorney listed in The Best Lawyers in America. For more information on Best Law Firms, visit bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

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COVID-19 Operating Information

COVID-19 Operating Information

Thomas Williams McConnell PLLC is ready and capable to perform many legal services remotely through video conference and electronic court filings. We are 100% prepared to represent you and/or your business while observing social distancing protocols and “stay at home” orders.

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