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Mail-In Ballot Controversy Back in Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on expanding voters’ ability to use mail-in ballots for upcoming elections. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton received a stay from the court last Friday in response to his petition asking the court to stop counties from approving such requests.  Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann appellate attorney  David Coale  notes that […]

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Houston Chronicle Quotes David Coale on Texas Mail-In Ballot Legal Battle

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a petition asking the Texas Supreme Court to block counties from allowing mail-in ballot requests. LPHS partner David Coale discussed the matter with the Houston Chronicle and said “Paxton’s request for a court order limiting the discretion of government officials is a very unusual legal maneuver in this case because of the pending […]

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David Coale on WBAP News Radio to Discuss Michael Flynn Case

The Department of Justice recently dropped the charges against President Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn. LPHS partner David Coale provides perspective on the matter to WBAP Morning News radio hosts. “What the pleading says is we have gone back, and we’ve looked at the way this investigation has been done, and we concluded they just […]

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Attorney Greg Brassfield Featured in Law360 on Contractual Forum Selection Clauses

LPHS associate Greg Brassfield recently authored an article for Law360’s Expert Analysis, “The Perils of Ignoring Contractual Forum Selection Clauses,” discussing the importance of choosing the right venue for litigation and the consequences when a company chooses to ignore it. “One of the first strategic questions companies must consider in litigation is where to file suit. Each […]

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Texas Lawyer Speaks to David Coale on Reopening Texas

With many government orders coming from the state, county and cities, many Texans have been wondering which orders to follow. The firm’s David Coale talked to Texas Lawyer on who has the authority to reopen Texas. “According to the Texas law, the governor has the authority to declare when the state can reopen. Since this outbreak is […]

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Coronavirus: What are the Legal Issues for an Involuntary Quarantine?

The SXSW conference canceled, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ended early and sporting events are suspended or disallowing fans in the stands. The coronavirus outbreak has many state and health experts making voluntary decisions to prevent the spread of the disease. But what if a person or place is put under a government-ordered involuntary quarantine? What are the legal […]

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Michael K. Hurst Interviewed on Impact of Oil and Gas Meltdown

March 9 brought one of the worst days in history for the stock market as oil and gas prices fell due to oil-producing countries failing to strike a deal. LPHS’s partner Michael K. Hurst told Hart Energy.com he expects several companies to file for bankruptcy, go through litigation or merge. “I would expect to see […]

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