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San Antonio Bans Chick-fil-A from its Airport, Sparking Controversy

The San Antonio city council recently voted to exclude Chick-fil-A from its list of airport vendors based on the company’s views on the LGBTQ community. Since then, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has opened an investigation into whether the city violated state law and asked the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to explore whether the city […]

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David Coale Speaks to FOX 4 on Hate Groups Speech Banned from Social Media

Following the deadly violence in Charlottesville, social media leaders are banning some hate groups and their messages from platforms. Facebook, GoDaddy and Discord are shutting down hate groups, preventing them from spreading their content. Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann constitutional law attorney David Coale says those recent moves are not against the law because hate […]

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Michael Hurst Quoted in the Dallas Business Journal on Dallas Investment Firm Terminating Oil Index

Dallas’ Cushing Asset Management, a private investment firm, recently announced it will terminate its oil index of publically traded oil producers and trusts due to companies consolidating, filing for bankruptcy or both. The Cushing Upstream Energy Income Index is scheduled to close May 31 after constituents have declined significantly. Michael K. Hurst of Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann tells the Dallas […]

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Louis Vuitton Didn’t Get the Joke from Parody Handbag Maker

My Other Bags sells inexpensive canvas tote bags that are obvious parodies of pricey designer bags. Luxury handbag maker Louis Vuitton doesn’t get the joke. The company filed a trademark infringement suit in New York that was tossed out because the judge said it was clear the canvas bag wasn’t a typical knockoff copy. Earlier this week, an appeals court judge said he wouldn’t […]

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Chris Schwegmann Comments on Luxury Retailer’s Trademark Claims in Houston Chronicle

Manufacturers of high-end consumer products are increasingly taking legal action against retailers selling counterfeit goods. Coach, the 75-year-old maker of luxury leather handbags, wallets and belts, recently sued a Houston store and its owners for allegedly making and selling fake products using the Coach logos and designs in violation of the company’s trademark.  The Houston […]

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