David Coale Featured in Texas Lawbook on SCOTX Ruling and Coronavirus Litigation

LPCH partner, David Coale, compares the ruling of the recent case Hillis v. McCall to future cases concerning coronavirus exposure. The ruling was informed by the ferae naturae doctrine, which claims wild animals are unpredictable and that there are no expectations on a landowner regarding wild animals in their natural habitat.   Coale mentions, “In addressing McCall’s spider bite, the court’s opinion sets […]

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The Texas Lawbook Features Joshua M. Sandler on Force Majeure, Coronavirus Disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to cancellations of music festivals, sporting events, conferences and meetings. What happens legally to the individuals and organizations involved in those events? LPHS partner Josh Sandler explains force majeure clauses in business contracts. “Understanding a force majeure clause is a tricky business,” said Mr. Sandler. “But fortunately, in Texas the […]

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