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    • Was the advanced knowledge of Medicare decision insider trading?

      As some of our readers know, businesses must follow strict procedures when it comes to the information they release to the public. This is especially true if this information will have a dramatic ...

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    • Wind-energy company sued for fraudulent business practices

      Texans are no strangers to the U.S.'s dependency on oil to power everything from enormous power grids to our own vehicles. Many property owners, in an effort to 'go green'-as well as put a little ...

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    • CFO of Texas-based Sysco to lead merger of US Foods

      On Jan. 14, the chief executive officer of Sysco Corp. announced that the Houston company's chief financial officer would be the point man in executing the merger between Sysco and their recently ...

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    • American Airlines: Merger with US Airways would build on success

      American Airlines, the aviation giant based in Texas, said that it was doing well on its own but still needed to combine forces with fellow airline US Airways. American's announcement of new routes ...

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    • Two companies acquired, one staying in Texas, the other is leaving

      The buying of selling of companies is a big part of what drives Texas' economy. While we hate to see companies leave, we know that a new acquisition is just around the corner that will bring new ...

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    • Will Delta Air Lines acquire US Airways?

      As many Texas residents may know, many airlines have been consolidating to form much larger air carriers. According to a recent article, Delta Air Lines is considering acquiring US Airways Group. ...

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    • New Opportunities for Mergers & Acquisitions in Oil & Gas Assets

      The oil and gas industry is back. At least, that’s how the market is being perceived by many corporations who have moved to seize oil and gas assets in recent months. The more than 18 months of ...

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    • Acquisition expected between Staples and Office Depot

      Popular office supply stores in Texas may go through some changes as Staples is buying Office Depot for around $6 billion. Office Depot is the second-ranked office supply retailer while Staples is the ...

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    • Reverse mergers defined

      Texas entrepreneurs may have heard of the concept of the reverse merger before but might be confused on the details. A reverse merger is the acquisition by a privately held company of a publicly ...

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    • Video-game company sues Beyonce for breach of contract

      Thousands of people across Texas are familiar with the popular singer Beyonce, but very few may be aware of the legal disputes she's been involved in since April 2011. It all began in 2010 when the ...

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    • Could Office Deport and OfficeMax merger break antitrust laws?

      Two hours before the announcement was even supposed to take place, the webcast provider for Office Depot accidently broadcasted a press release on the company's main page stating that final ...

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    • Twinkies and the sweetest comeback ever

      When Hostess Brands, LLC announced that it was filing for bankruptcy eight months ago, the nation let out a collective gasp. For many of us, these delicious--albeit non-nutritious--snack cakes had ...

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    • Texas contract dispute may go to bench trial

      As many companies struggle to make ends meet in these difficult times, it has become all the more important to enforce contractual obligations. Unfortunately, breach of contract disputes are all too ...

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    • MetroPCS pre-merger talks could cause bidding war with other providers

      When Deutsche Telekom, the parent company for MetroPCS Communications and T-Mobile, announced merger plans in early October everything seemed set in stone. The two companies would merge together, ...

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    • US appeals court ruling reassures lenders that contract terms have teeth

      When Argentina announced a bond restructuring a few years ago, there were several American creditors who spurned the exchange. Fearing that they may lose on their investment, these creditors held out ...

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    • US appeals court ruling reassures lenders that contract terms have teeth

      When Argentina announced a bond restructuring a few years ago, there were several American creditors who spurned the exchange. Fearing that they may lose on their investment, these creditors held out ...

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    • Manager sues new age guitarist for breach of contract

      Texas residents may be interested in this story about how the position of Mercury led to a contract dispute. A manager has sued a guitarist for a breach of contract, alleging that the guitarist ...

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    • Contract dispute between contractor and gas plant in Harris County

      The state of Texas is experiencing the same economic turmoil as the rest of the country. Businesses are under greater pressure today to make sure their business operations are running smoothly and ...

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    • Contract dispute over barge commissions lands in Texas court

      Texas contract disputes come in all shapes and sizes. Often certain business services are paid by commission upon completion of the agreement's terms. When payment is not made, the party aggrieved ...

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    • Two companies acquired, one staying in Texas, the other is leaving

      The buying of selling of companies is a big part of what drives Texas' economy. While we hate to see companies leave, we know that a new acquisition is just around the corner that will bring new ...

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    • Supervalu sells five supermarket chains to pay off $3.2 bln in debt

      In an effort to staunch the flow of money leaving the company, Supervalu announced this month that it has finally struck a deal with an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management LP that would ...

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    • Texas contract dispute over bar ends with confidential settlement

      A contract dispute can be burdensome to Texas entrepreneurs trying to run a business. It is therefore useful for business owners to try to handle such matters as promptly and efficiently as possible. ...

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    • Former manager wins $1.6 million lawsuit against Lisa Kudrow

      Texas residents may remember the hit TV show 'Friends" that ran for many years and continues in syndicated reruns. One of the show's stars, Lisa Kudrow, has been ordered to pay $1.6 million to her ...

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    • Time runs out on agreement between AIG and Morgan

      In a case that has implications for stockholders in Texas and across the nation, American International Group could pursue legal action to the tune of $3.7 billion against Morgan Stanley as a result ...

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    • IP rights in the international forum

      Since 2008, the United States has been negotiating with 11 other countries to establish an international free trade arrangement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP. The parties ...

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    • Deal reached on airline merger

      The world's biggest airline may be formed with the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The U.S. Justice Department had been threatening court action on antitrust grounds to stop the complex ...

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    • CrossFit's business model leaves little wiggle room for divorce

      Many people of Texas are familiar with the company CrossFit, whose primary business goal is to make people fitter and healthier. Their business strategy has always been to use a hands-off relationship ...

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    • Texas-based AMR may seek merger

      Texas business owners are likely all too familiar with the many ways that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed America. One way that life changed for Americans is how airline business is conducted. ...

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    • Redstone Funding LLC files suit for loan repaymentÂ

      A recent court case in Texas involves a complaint filed by Redstone Funding LLC on Feb. 3 against Shujat Holding Company and various loan guarantors. The suit refers to a commercial real estate lien ...

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    • Electronic filing in healthcare may be violating the ADA

      As innovations in technology move our society towards an ever digital existence, certain areas of industry are making the push faster than others. In businesses where information needs to be accessed ...

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    • Controversial Supreme Court decision has publishers up in arms

      In a 6-3 decision this month, the United States Supreme Court announced what is now being considered a controversial decision by textbook companies that hold U.S. copyrights but sell their products ...

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    • CrossFit's business model leaves little wiggle room for divorce

      Many people of Texas are familiar with the company CrossFit, whose primary business goal is to make people fitter and healthier. Their business strategy has always been to use a hands-off relationship ...

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    • How to start a Hedge Fund

      Starting a hedge fund is more complicated than forming a corporation or LLC for a private business and involves compliance with different regulations. These can be quite cumbersome if you do not have ...

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    • Owners of Green Bancorp file initial public offering

      The owners of the Texas bank holding company Green Bancorp Inc. filed an initial public offering June 24. The company is offering shares of its common stock in hopes of raising $100 million. No ...

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    • GoDaddy may be preparing to go public

      Many Texas residents use the services of GoDaddy, and even more are probably familiar with its racy Super Bowl commercials. Two persons close to the situation have acknowledged that The GoDaddy Group ...

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    • GE expands presence in energy industry with new acquisition

      While best known for being the largest maker of jet engines and electric turbines in the world, GE Energy has been making a new name for itself by acquiring companies that focus on oil and gas ...

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    • Two companies developing cancer cures complete merger transaction

      Doctors and scientists across the country were pleased to hear that two biotechnology companies, who are both currently developing cures for brain and ovarian cancer, have completed their merger ...

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    • Medical mergers and acquisitions require trust to be successful

      In the realm of complex business transactions, one particular type of merger can pose some unique challenges. That type of transaction occurs when doctors want to merge or integrate with hospitals or ...

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    • Dell Inc plans to go private, investors say they don't support it

      A surprising move this month by business leaders at Dell Inc. this month have investors a little on edge after the computer maker announced that it had accepted a bid from Dell's founder and chief ...

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    • Business buyouts: what is the future for two business giants?

      Consumers in Texas, and across the nation, have grown accustomed to certain big name retailers. Generally, it's hard to believe that places that have been around for several decades could be affected ...

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    • How to start a Hedge Fund

      Starting a hedge fund is more complicated than forming a corporation or LLC for a private business and involves compliance with different regulations. These can be quite cumbersome if you do not have ...

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    • Cloud-storage company aims at $1.6 billion for IPO

      Texas entrepreneurs could find a cloud-storage provider's IPO interesting. Box Inc. is based in Los Altos, California, and they originally filed for their initial public offering in March 2014. There ...

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    • Small businesses and IPOs in Texas

      Whether to go public is a big decision for many small businesses when they reach a certain point of success. An initial public offering can offer an infusion of capital and the ability to quickly ...

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    • MetroPCS pre-merger talks could cause bidding war with other providers

      When Deutsche Telekom, the parent company for MetroPCS Communications and T-Mobile, announced merger plans in early October everything seemed set in stone. The two companies would merge together, ...

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    • Halliburton blames first quarter losses on oil spill litigation

      Since the troubles with oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, companies like BP and Halliburton have been struggling to stay afloat amongst a recessed economy and civil lawsuits. But while BP ...

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    • Lindsay Lohan could soon face breach of contract suit

      Readers of our blogs may remember last week's topic in which we discussed the legal troubles the singer Beyonce was going through because of a breach of contract lawsuit against her. Now, reports have ...

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    • Contract dispute over barge commissions lands in Texas court

      Texas contract disputes come in all shapes and sizes. Often certain business services are paid by commission upon completion of the agreement's terms. When payment is not made, the party aggrieved ...

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    • Medical mergers and acquisitions require trust to be successful

      In the realm of complex business transactions, one particular type of merger can pose some unique challenges. That type of transaction occurs when doctors want to merge or integrate with hospitals or ...

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    • Shareholder vote approves merger

      Investors in Texas may be interested in the latest developments concerning the ongoing issues with the proposed merger between Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. On Jan. 22, Family Dollar shareholders ...

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    • Types of Texas business transactions

      When most people think of a business transaction, they think of a simple one. Businesses actually engage in several different types of transactions, which range in complexity. In the context of ...

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    • How a statutory merger works

      Business owners in Texas may be interested to learn about statutory mergers and how they work. A statutory merger is a company merger governed by certain state statutes. Although many of the laws ...

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    • Texas contract dispute over bar ends with confidential settlement

      A contract dispute can be burdensome to Texas entrepreneurs trying to run a business. It is therefore useful for business owners to try to handle such matters as promptly and efficiently as possible. ...

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    • Mediation to decide who can sell Martha Stewart-branded products

      A few people in Texas, and across the nation, may remember the announcement in December 2011 that J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia had struck a deal to bring Martha Stewart ...

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    • Lindsay Lohan could soon face breach of contract suit

      Readers of our blogs may remember last week's topic in which we discussed the legal troubles the singer Beyonce was going through because of a breach of contract lawsuit against her. Now, reports have ...

      Read More
    • Video-game company sues Beyonce for breach of contract

      Thousands of people across Texas are familiar with the popular singer Beyonce, but very few may be aware of the legal disputes she's been involved in since April 2011. It all began in 2010 when the ...

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    • Language in drilling contracts for energy company causing a stir

      There's no doubt that the sale of energy commodities has become a huge business over the last few years. With prices on the rise, many investors want to strike while the iron is hot. But because large ...

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    • Design firm files a breach of contract suit against J.C. Penney

      As Texas residents know, business disputes come in all shapes and sizes. In a recent case, a lawsuit between two companies comes in the form of a square. Hudson + Broad Inc., a visual design firm, has ...

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    • Contract dispute arises between Tribune and DirecTV

      As many Texas residents know, lawsuits arise frequently in business. Sometimes, even companies that have shared a lengthy and successful business relationship can get involved in a heated dispute. ...

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    • Independent Publishers Group refuses renewed contract with Amazon

      In recent news, Amazon removed thousands of titles from its Kindle store because a Chicago distributor would not agree to new terms. Independent Publishers Group (IPG) claims the new electronic book ...

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    • Controversial Supreme Court decision has publishers up in arms

      In a 6-3 decision this month, the United States Supreme Court announced what is now being considered a controversial decision by textbook companies that hold U.S. copyrights but sell their products ...

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    • Internet service providers stepping up protection against piracy

      Although companies across the state of Texas-and the rest of the world for that matter-are generally thrilled that society is pushing more into a digital world, it's important to point out that an all ...

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    • Samsung vs Apple patent dispute rages on

      What came first: the chicken or the egg? It's a question most everyone in Texas is familiar with, but now it seems to be taking on a 21 st century twist. Which came first: the Samsung smartphone or ...

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    • UT Longhorns Network in contract dispute

      Running a business in Texas can entail a lot of unexpected difficulties, along with many ups and downs. However, perhaps nothing can seem as frustrating as an ongoing contract dispute . Much to the ...

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    • Apple hit in business litigation for alleged patent infringement

      Texas fans of Apple Inc. products are probably familiar with the voice help application known as Siri, which uses natural vocal communication in order to answer questions and satisfy requests made by ...

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    • CFO of Texas-based Sysco to lead merger of US Foods

      On Jan. 14, the chief executive officer of Sysco Corp. announced that the Houston company's chief financial officer would be the point man in executing the merger between Sysco and their recently ...

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    • Packaging companies await regulatory approval of merger

      Two paper and corrugated packaging companies have been in talks over whether to join forces for almost half a year, and now the deal is nearer to closing. The merger in question is between ...

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    • Medical mergers and acquisitions require trust to be successful

      In the realm of complex business transactions, one particular type of merger can pose some unique challenges. That type of transaction occurs when doctors want to merge or integrate with hospitals or ...

      Read More
    • US appeals court ruling reassures lenders that contract terms have teeth

      When Argentina announced a bond restructuring a few years ago, there were several American creditors who spurned the exchange. Fearing that they may lose on their investment, these creditors held out ...

      Read More
    • Electronic filing in healthcare may be violating the ADA

      As innovations in technology move our society towards an ever digital existence, certain areas of industry are making the push faster than others. In businesses where information needs to be accessed ...

      Read More
    • S&P serves subpoenas on Federal Reserve board

      McGraw Hill Financial Inc.'s Standard & Poor's division has been under scrutiny for allegations of fraud. S&P is a credit rating agency that evaluates the financial condition and stability of an ...

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    • Is crowdfunding with Kickstarter the new venture capital?

      When Kickstarter first launched in 2009, it barely registered as a blip on many people's radars. That's because few people in the general public had ever heard of crowdfunding let alone how important ...

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  • FCC
    • FCC cites many Class A stations that ignored federal regulations

      Many Texas residents understand that it is extremely important to comply with any government regulations. If an organization or company does not follow the laws, it is subject to fines and a loss of ...

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    • Securities law legal services for Texas businesses

      For Texas businesses who are interested in securities transactions and would like professional legal guidance on these matters, Whitley LLP is here to help. We have the experience and the knowledge to ...

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    • SEC lawsuit alleging inside trading in Onyx-Amgen deal dismissed

      Houston stock watchers may have heard that a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against two traders accused of insider training was dismissed. The alleged breach of securities law related ...

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    • Nation's biggest bank admits to securities law violations

      Texas customers of JP Morgan Chase & Co. may have heard that the bank recently admitted to violating federal securities law. The company told the Securities and Exchange Commission that it did not ...

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    • US appeals court ruling reassures lenders that contract terms have teeth

      When Argentina announced a bond restructuring a few years ago, there were several American creditors who spurned the exchange. Fearing that they may lose on their investment, these creditors held out ...

      Read More
    • SEC lawsuit alleging inside trading in Onyx-Amgen deal dismissed

      Houston stock watchers may have heard that a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against two traders accused of insider training was dismissed. The alleged breach of securities law related ...

      Read More
    • Wind-energy company sued for fraudulent business practices

      Texans are no strangers to the U.S.'s dependency on oil to power everything from enormous power grids to our own vehicles. Many property owners, in an effort to 'go green'-as well as put a little ...

      Read More
    • CFO of Texas-based Sysco to lead merger of US Foods

      On Jan. 14, the chief executive officer of Sysco Corp. announced that the Houston company's chief financial officer would be the point man in executing the merger between Sysco and their recently ...

      Read More
    • Two companies developing cancer cures complete merger transaction

      Doctors and scientists across the country were pleased to hear that two biotechnology companies, who are both currently developing cures for brain and ovarian cancer, have completed their merger ...

      Read More
    • Texas-based AMR may seek merger

      Texas business owners are likely all too familiar with the many ways that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed America. One way that life changed for Americans is how airline business is conducted. ...

      Read More
    • How to Do an ICO - Legally

      Initial coin offering, security token offering, or initial token sale – whatever you call it, there are important legal issues to consider when selling digital assets or digital coins Initial coin ...

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    • When is the Right Time for a Company to Hire General Counsel?

      When should your company think about hiring general counsel? At what point in a company’s corporate development does it realize that it needs general counsel? At what point does a company actually ...

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    • Should You Consider Alternatives to Hiring General Legal Counsel?

      Have you realized that your company continues to encounter legal complications but you are never prepared to handle them? It is probably time to hire a general counsel for your company, or at least ...

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    • Singapore struggles to get venture capital from American investors

      Despite Singapore's growing population and increased presence in the global market, American investors in Texas, and in other states across the nation, are leery to invest in business ventures started ...

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  • GM
    • Lawsuit pits GM's creditors against hedge funds over $3 billion

      Houston businesses know that the worst kind of disputes can be those that unwind a company from the inside out. Did you know that the General Motors Co. (GM) could face serious turmoil by a lawsuit ...

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    • What Licenses Do I Need To Setup My Hedge Fund?

      A question that clients often ask us when preparing to start their hedge fund [Link to hedge fund article] is what licenses the principals need to manage or market the fund. The answer depends on ...

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    • Fee Structures for a Hedge Fund

      If you have decided to start a hedge fund, hopefully you have taken some time to consider how you will be compensated for managing the fund and making successful investments. Following are some of the ...

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    • Starting a Hedge Fund in Texas: What to Consider First

      Recently, Texas has made important changes to how hedge funds are regulated in the state. In this blog, we explain what you need to consider before starting a hedge fund in Texas. Structuring Your ...

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    • How to prevent a hostile takeover

      Corporate board members and shareholders of Texas corporations may want to consider whether their company has the appropriate mechanisms in place to help deter a hostile takeover by an outside party. ...

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    • Texas-based AMR may seek merger

      Texas business owners are likely all too familiar with the many ways that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed America. One way that life changed for Americans is how airline business is conducted. ...

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    • Citigroup pays $2 million for improper disclosure of financial information

      Many new businesses in Texas, and around the world, are probably discovering just how complicated business law can be. There are a lot of complex state and federal laws that must be adhered to; all it ...

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    • Cloud-storage company aims at $1.6 billion for IPO

      Texas entrepreneurs could find a cloud-storage provider's IPO interesting. Box Inc. is based in Los Altos, California, and they originally filed for their initial public offering in March 2014. There ...

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    • Small businesses and IPOs in Texas

      Whether to go public is a big decision for many small businesses when they reach a certain point of success. An initial public offering can offer an infusion of capital and the ability to quickly ...

      Read More
    • What are the benefits of going public?

      Everyone who starts a company has dreams of success, but many don't fully understand the numerous steps that are involved in that process. Some business owners want to keep their company private, and ...

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    • SEC lawsuit alleging inside trading in Onyx-Amgen deal dismissed

      Houston stock watchers may have heard that a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against two traders accused of insider training was dismissed. The alleged breach of securities law related ...

      Read More
    • Nation's biggest bank admits to securities law violations

      Texas customers of JP Morgan Chase & Co. may have heard that the bank recently admitted to violating federal securities law. The company told the Securities and Exchange Commission that it did not ...

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    • Alleged fake reviews force injunction against Texas-based company

      When it comes to finding the best of anything, consumers are fickle creatures. They rely on reviews from other people and their own experiences to influence whether they will go to a particular place ...

      Read More
    • Was the advanced knowledge of Medicare decision insider trading?

      As some of our readers know, businesses must follow strict procedures when it comes to the information they release to the public. This is especially true if this information will have a dramatic ...

      Read More
    • SAC Capital under investigation for insider trading

      For the past few years, the Federal Government, in coordination with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been attempting to quell the number of cases of insider trading in the United States. ...

      Read More
    • Instagram's change in terms of agreement cause user unrest

      Many users of the popular photo-sharing website Instagram were outraged this month when the service announced that it was going to be changing some of the language in their terms of service. Generally ...

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    • Genetic researchers claim intellectual property rights on human genome

      For the past several years, scientists the world over have been mapping the human genome in an attempt to isolate the genes that cause the diseases and disorders we hear about every day. But while ...

      Read More
    • Controversial Supreme Court decision has publishers up in arms

      In a 6-3 decision this month, the United States Supreme Court announced what is now being considered a controversial decision by textbook companies that hold U.S. copyrights but sell their products ...

      Read More
    • Instagram's change in terms of agreement cause user unrest

      Many users of the popular photo-sharing website Instagram were outraged this month when the service announced that it was going to be changing some of the language in their terms of service. Generally ...

      Read More
    • JetBlue founder denies rumors of bid for former airline

      Most companies do not blame their CEOs when it comes to natural events. After all, if business stops because of the weather, most people understand that this is out of the hands of even the most ...

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    • IP rights in the international forum

      Since 2008, the United States has been negotiating with 11 other countries to establish an international free trade arrangement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP. The parties ...

      Read More
    • Disney stops production in Bangladesh after factory collapse

      You'd be hard pressed to find a person in Texas who isn't familiar with the family-friendly Walt Disney Company. What started as a national brand has quickly developed into a global business with ...

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    • Terra Firma drops U.S. lawsuit against Citigroup

      Texas residents may be interested in the most recent development in the ongoing controversy between British financier Guy Hands and Citigroup Inc.. The two sides recently agreed to the dismissal of ...

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    • Apple hit in business litigation for alleged patent infringement

      Texas fans of Apple Inc. products are probably familiar with the voice help application known as Siri, which uses natural vocal communication in order to answer questions and satisfy requests made by ...

      Read More
    • Securities law legal services for Texas businesses

      For Texas businesses who are interested in securities transactions and would like professional legal guidance on these matters, Whitley LLP is here to help. We have the experience and the knowledge to ...

      Read More
    • S&P serves subpoenas on Federal Reserve board

      McGraw Hill Financial Inc.'s Standard & Poor's division has been under scrutiny for allegations of fraud. S&P is a credit rating agency that evaluates the financial condition and stability of an ...

      Read More
    • SAC Capital under investigation for insider trading

      For the past few years, the Federal Government, in coordination with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been attempting to quell the number of cases of insider trading in the United States. ...

      Read More
    • JetBlue founder denies rumors of bid for former airline

      Most companies do not blame their CEOs when it comes to natural events. After all, if business stops because of the weather, most people understand that this is out of the hands of even the most ...

      Read More
    • Some firms shoot down compensation offering for Facebook's IPO-glitch

      Despite approval from regulators to push through with the $62 million compensation plan for firms that lost money during the IPO glitch during Facebook's debut, the Nasdaq is reporting that not as ...

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    • Fannie Mae wins $10 billion in loan settlement

      Although a majority of Houston residents have heard about the recent mortgage crisis, or may have been personally impacted by it, very few people knew exactly how the crisis had started and why it was ...

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    • Is crowdfunding with Kickstarter the new venture capital?

      When Kickstarter first launched in 2009, it barely registered as a blip on many people's radars. That's because few people in the general public had ever heard of crowdfunding let alone how important ...

      Read More
    • Two companies acquired, one staying in Texas, the other is leaving

      The buying of selling of companies is a big part of what drives Texas' economy. While we hate to see companies leave, we know that a new acquisition is just around the corner that will bring new ...

      Read More
    • Apple expected to get cold shoulder from investors at shareholder's meeting

      Despite the increasing popularity of the iPhone and iPad over the past few years, some business experts say that this will mean little at this year' annual shareholder's meeting. Because despite ...

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    • Non-profit threatens to sue Long John Silver's for mislabeling

      Many people here in Texas are familiar with the popular blue and yellow signs of Long John Silver's. Possibly most popular among the religious majority who only eat fish on Fridays, this fast-food ...

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    • Genetic researchers claim intellectual property rights on human genome

      For the past several years, scientists the world over have been mapping the human genome in an attempt to isolate the genes that cause the diseases and disorders we hear about every day. But while ...

      Read More
    • Electronic filing in healthcare may be violating the ADA

      As innovations in technology move our society towards an ever digital existence, certain areas of industry are making the push faster than others. In businesses where information needs to be accessed ...

      Read More
    • Alleged fake reviews force injunction against Texas-based company

      When it comes to finding the best of anything, consumers are fickle creatures. They rely on reviews from other people and their own experiences to influence whether they will go to a particular place ...

      Read More
    • Progressive in licensing dispute with Pitney Bowes

      Licensing disputes between companies are more common these days, especially with the explosion of technology. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, a well-known provider of auto insurance, recently ...

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    • Lindsay Lohan could soon face breach of contract suit

      Readers of our blogs may remember last week's topic in which we discussed the legal troubles the singer Beyonce was going through because of a breach of contract lawsuit against her. Now, reports have ...

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    • Language in drilling contracts for energy company causing a stir

      There's no doubt that the sale of energy commodities has become a huge business over the last few years. With prices on the rise, many investors want to strike while the iron is hot. But because large ...

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    • Julia Child's foundation involved in business litigation

      Businesses of all kinds can find themselves in the midst of a dispute. Small or large, all types of firms deal with legal issues. Recently, the foundation created by famed chef Julia Child has entered ...

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    • Some firms shoot down compensation offering for Facebook's IPO-glitch

      Despite approval from regulators to push through with the $62 million compensation plan for firms that lost money during the IPO glitch during Facebook's debut, the Nasdaq is reporting that not as ...

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    • Could Office Deport and OfficeMax merger break antitrust laws?

      Two hours before the announcement was even supposed to take place, the webcast provider for Office Depot accidently broadcasted a press release on the company's main page stating that final ...

      Read More
    • Avis to acquire Zipcar for $491 million

      When Houston residents think of Avis, they think of rental cars. But Avis wants to branch out past that solitary business venture and get into the car-sharing market. That is why it is purchasing ...

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    • Planned merger between WellPoint and Amerigroup

      It's not surprising that there is another big merger in the news. But this time, the planned union is aligned with a very important national topic. Texas residents receiving Medicaid benefits may be ...

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    • Zeno unites with Global Services

      If you have been following the news, you may have heard that Houston-based Zeno Imaging has acquired Global Services, which is also based in Houston. The cost of the acquisition was not disclosed. ...

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    • This Houston merger could be tasty

      What do you get when you combine a private club founded in 1894 and a private club on the 49 th floor of One Shell Plaza with a 360 degree view of the Houston skyline? You get a mouthwatering ...

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    • J&J becomes the world's largest health-care products company

      As many Texas residents know, a large number of mergers and acquisitions have been in the news lately. However, this week, newspapers report on a massive union between two companies. Specifically, ...

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    • JetBlue founder denies rumors of bid for former airline

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    • Goldman settlement shows complexities of SEC regulations

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    • Fee Structures for a Private Equity Fund

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  • SEC
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    • Shareholder vote approves merger

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    • GE expands presence in energy industry with new acquisition

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    • Houston printing companies unite to form Seebridge Media

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    • Motorola cannot place a ban on Microsoft's products

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    • FCC declines proposed broadband plan

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    • Singapore struggles to get venture capital from American investors

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    • Houston pipe distributor plans IPO in 2012

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    • Supervalu sells five supermarket chains to pay off $3.2 bln in debt

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    • Cloud-storage company aims at $1.6 billion for IPO

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    • Small businesses and IPOs in Texas

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    • GE selling assets to Electrolux

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    • The danger of lawsuits to IPOs

      For many startup companies in Texas and elsewhere, there comes a time in their development where it makes logical sense to make an initial public offering. Often, an IPO that is successful can ...

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    • How to start a Hedge Fund

      Starting a hedge fund is more complicated than forming a corporation or LLC for a private business and involves compliance with different regulations. These can be quite cumbersome if you do not have ...

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      Despite the increasing popularity of the iPhone and iPad over the past few years, some business experts say that this will mean little at this year' annual shareholder's meeting. Because despite ...

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    • Singapore struggles to get venture capital from American investors

      Despite Singapore's growing population and increased presence in the global market, American investors in Texas, and in other states across the nation, are leery to invest in business ventures started ...

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