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Partition of Mobile Homes and Other Personal Property in Texas

Partition lawsuits, or lawsuits to divide the ownership of a piece of jointly owned property, occur most frequently in Texas in the context of jointly owned real estate. Section 23.001 of the Texas Property Code gives a co-owner of a home, a plot of land, or other real property the right to petition a court …

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LLC Citizenship and Diversity Jurisdiction

Establishing Citizenship for Purposes of Diversity Jurisdiction Diversity jurisdiction is one of two methods for a federal court to have subject-matter jurisdiction over a case. If a defendant wants to remove its state case to federal court, unless federal question jurisdiction is established, the defendant will be required to show diversity jurisdiction. Diversity jurisdiction has …

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Post-Judgment Attorneys Fees Clauses Are Likely Enforceable in Texas

People seeking to enforce their rights against another party frequently wonder whether they may be entitled to receive the fees they paid their attorneys as damages. Many contracts provide for reasonable attorneys fees to be refunded to the side that prevails in a lawsuit to enforce the contract’s terms. However, when the winning party seeks …

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Intellectual Property License Infringement vs Breach of Contract

An Intellectual Property License allows an innovator, the licensor, to protect and capitalize on that intellectual property. It allows another party, the licensee, to use that IP, which may take such forms as trade secrets, operational knowledge, registered designs, or proprietary information. Ideally, the relationship is complementary; the licensor profits by allowing the licensee to …

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