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Texas A&M assistant professor alleges wrongful termination

For many professors, getting tenured at a university is a dream come true. Those in Houston with such coveted positions know that it means job stability and perhaps peace of mind. The process some people go through to get tenured can be detailed, and school personnel should handle the situation delicately to avoid an employment discrimination charge. One suit against a Texas university illustrates how employees could interpret their termination.

Texas-based Buc-ee's files trademark infringement lawsuit against Frio Beaver

Consumers in Texas and the rest of the country often develop strong attachments to their favorite retail stores and establishments. For this reason, the logos and symbols that represent these companies are some of their most valuable assets, and they may even take it upon themselves to keep other companies from infringing upon their rights. Sometimes, these disputes lead to business litigation.

Texas assisted living home accused of deceptive trade practices

Many businesses must have a license in place in order to operate. Additionally, there are industry-specific standards that govern the way Houston companies work. An accusation of violating those standards could result in costly business litigation proceedings that can drain time and money. As one Texas assisted living facility is learning, it is important to have proper documentation and representation.

Drug makers worry warning label change could cost billions

A business that provides products or services to consumers should do everything possible to ensure protection against lawsuits. Many company owners in Houston may find that a misstep can quickly lead to business litigation. Providing adequate warning to consumers regarding the risks of an item or activity could prevent such legal action.

Texas restaurant pays $650,000 in back wages after labor dispute

There are several ways a restaurant may choose to pay its serving staff. Some Texas venues run on the traditional practice of allowing servers to keep what they earn in tips, and others pool tips and divide the amount equally among the staff. A slight mistake in either method can lead to wage and hour disputes. As one incident involving a famous steakhouse illustrates, the consequences of failing to compensate staff according to federal regulations can be expensive.

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