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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…

Ambit Energy Sued in Class Action for Alleged Pyramid Scheme

May 04, 2015 by Cogdell Law Firm

Dallas-based Ambit Energy is the target of a class action suit that alleges the company illegally operates a massive pyramid scheme by using its customers to market its electricity and natural gas services to family and friends with the promise of lower rates and then raises…

Ambit Energy Sued in Class Action for Alleged Pyramid Scheme

April 15, 2015 by Cogdell Law Firm

Dallas-based Ambit Energy is the target of a class action suit that alleges the company illegally operates a massive pyramid scheme by using its customers to market its electricity and natural gas services to family and friends with the promise of lower rates and then raises…