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Keys to Drafting a Valid Non-Compete in Texas

Definition In Texas, a business can limit an employee’s ability to compete against that business when she or he is no longer employed there. A non-compete agreement helps protect businesses from losing clients and/or proprietary information if an employee moves to another job. A non-compete agreement in Texas usually must be part of an employee …

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Trade Secret Misappropriation in Texas

Unique practices and proprietary information, sometimes known as trade secrets, help a business stay competitive. When someone wrongly obtains, shares, or uses a trade secret without consent, a business has a right to file a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. For a business to protect its proprietary information with this claim, the information must …

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Oil & Gas Indemnity Agreements in Texas

In the energy industry, it is common for parties to enter into legal agreements directing drilling and day-to-day operations of oil and gas wells. These agreements are commonly known as master service agreements.Master Service Agreements and IndemnityThese agreements detail the rights and obligations that each party has during drilling operations. Prior to 1985, parties involved …

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Force Majeure Clauses and Coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19 has proved incredibly disruptive, forcing the postponement or cancellation of many private and public events. High profile events that suffered cancellation included the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Austin’s iconic South by Southwest (SXSW). State and local orders mandating social distancing have also made many private events impossible, including weddings, …

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