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12-05-2016 - Legal Updates

In Texas, a juvenile criminal record can be sealed in two ways:  (1) automatically restricted to everyone except criminal justice agencies; and (2) permanently sealed and concealed from all.  The…

11-05-2016 - Legal Updates

In Texas, sexting crimes committed by minors and adults are treated differently, with different laws used to prosecute minors versus adults and differing penalties as well. Minor Sexting Texas’ law…

10-05-2016 - Legal Updates

The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, who received probation for killing four people while driving drunk, made the grave error of trying to help her son escape more trouble…

09-05-2016 - Legal Updates

Typically, federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over federal offenses and state courts have exclusive jurisdiction over state offenses.   In some cases, certain crimes can qualify as both federal and state…

06-05-2016 - Legal Updates

  Texas passed a stand your ground law in 2007, which allows for the use of force “when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately…

05-05-2016 - Fraud

A Watertown, Massachusetts, man has been convicted of securities fraud after a federal jury in Boston found him guilty of profiting from an insider trading tip he received on a…

Golf Channel May Want Mulligan in Fifth Circuit Fraudulent Transfer Ruling

May 20, 2015 by Cogdell Law Firm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently overturned a lower court decision in Janvey, Receiver for Stanford International Bank Limited, et al v. The Golf Channel Incorporated, requiring the Golf Channel to return almost $6 million it received in advertising revenue from the…

Golf Channel May Want Mulligan in Fifth Circuit Fraudulent Transfer Ruling

May 01, 2015 by Cogdell Law Firm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently overturned a lower court decision in Janvey, Receiver for Stanford International Bank Limited, et al v. The Golf Channel Incorporated, requiring the Golf Channel to return almost $6 million it received in advertising revenue from the…