Texas Appeals Court–TCPA Defendants Win Again

On July 14, 2017, the Third Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas, issued its opinion in Cavin v Abbott, a case involving the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”).  As some of you already know, [...]

Construction Projects, Liens, & Bonds

If you are ever working on a good-sized construction project, you will in all likelihood have to deal with lien claims.  Many times the lien claims are invalid, either for substantive reasons [...]

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Another Texas Supreme Court Win For The TCPA

On June 30, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued its latest judgment and opinion in a case involving the Texas Citizens Participation Act (the “TCPA”).  The TCPA is Texas’s version of an [...]

Is Your Homeowners Association Effectively Managing Risk?

According to Community Associations Institute, it is estimated that, as of 2015, 68 million Americans lived in common-interest communities such as homeowners associations, condominium regimes, [...]

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Texas Supreme Court Rules On Defamation Per Se And The TCPA

In a per curiam opinion issued today, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a Court of Appeals’ failure to reverse and dismiss, under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”), a defamation [...]

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The Secrets To Avoiding And, If Necessary, Winning Litigation–Part 2

(This is the second of a two-part article on avoiding and, if necessary, winning litigation.  Part 1 may be found here). Secret No. 2 The second secret to avoiding and, if necessary, winning, [...]

The Secrets To Avoiding And, If Necessary, Winning Litigation–Part 1

The complaint is now ubiquitous—the threat of litigation supposedly stops businesses from doing otherwise valuable things.  Whether that statement is objectively true or not is not the subject of [...]

Dismissal of Suit Against HOA Director

On May 14, 2015, Darryl W. Pruett of the Weichert Law Firm obtained dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the director of one of the firm’s HOA clients. The order also assessed attorney’s fees [...]

Darryl W. Pruett Advice on Creating Community in Community Association Living Magazine

Darryl W. Pruett, an attorney with the Weichert Law Firm, had his article “Yes, Your Association Counsel Can Help You Build Community” published in Community Association Living, 2nd Quarter, [...]

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