Monday, January 24, 2011

Atty Fees and Roe v. Wade

No Attorneys' Fees in Texas Noncompete Cases

As of November 2010,   the Houston Court of Appeals, found that while Texas law generally permits the recovery of attorneys’ fees for breach of contract cases, the noncompete statute does not allow a prevailing  employer to recover its attorneys’ fees. The court held that the Texas Bus. & Comm. Code 15.50 preempts Texas law applicable to non-restrictive covenant breach of contract cases.  Thus, according to this court, a prevailing employer cannot recover attorneys' fees.  This opinion is consistent with a case decided by the San Antonio Court of Appeals in 2003.  The Texas Supreme Court has not decided this issue.
38th Anniversary Roe v. Wade
January 24, 2010 marks the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. More than three dozen lawmakers addressed a Washington DC crowd during a rally to start the annual "March for Life." The lawmakers, buoyed by Republican gains in the House in November, called for the landmark court decision to be overturned and said they would work to restrict tax dollars for abortion. Just last week Republicans in the House introduced two bills to toughen restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortions. Rally speakers also called for an end to funding of Planned Parenthood and booed when told that President Barack Obama made a statement over the weekend supporting the Roe decision.