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Texas health care entities in business dispute

Business litigation often extends to companies that formerly did close business together, or were tied together in partnerships that may have originated with the companies being considered a part of one another. Some of these types of business disputes are simply to iron out a contract dispute, but in other cases, one or both companies may wish to part ways in much the same way as a personal divorce.

Banning credit checks when hiring might protect from lawsuits

Is it fair to conduct a credit check on a potential employee, and to use it as a reason not to hire him or her? Many people being interviewed for a job probably wouldn’t like their credit reports being used as hiring criteria. A growing number of states are passing legislation that agrees, even though a study by the Society for Human Resource Management says about half of employers use credit checks to screen potential hires, for positions in every type of job and experience level.

Group suggests solutions to foreign company trade secret theft

Whether it’s committed by a U.S. entity or a foreign company, intellectual property theft is a serious issue that has led to the loss of millions of American jobs each year, and drains billions from our economy. The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property says the theft of trade secrets must be treated as seriously as terrorism and drug trafficking.

State Fair of Texas' iconic cowboy loses voice, upsets fans

Texans are proud of their heritage and unique traditions. For many of us, these traditions include beloved icons, particularly Big Tex, the 52-foot tall animatronic cowboy that has stood outside the State Fair of Texas since the 1950s and greeted visitors to the event. Unfortunately, not even the much-loved Big Tex is immune to contract disputes, and recent problems have his fans upset.

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