Haley & Olson, P.C. Law Firm Investigating Claims Against Trans Union, LLC

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Waco, Texas, October 4, 2018— Haley & Olson, P.C. announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of consumers against Trans Union for violation of the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for misrepresenting and/or failing to accurately and properly disclose the source of information it included in consumers’ credit reports. The investigation focuses on whether Trans Union prepares and …

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Waco Tribune Article – County to limit access to opioids for indigent healthcare

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Haley & Olson P.C. was mentioned the Waco Tribune-Herald today about how McLennan County is preparing to fight opioid addiction by putting a one-week limit on the “narcotic pain medications” indigent residents can receive. You can read the full article here: http://www.wacotrib.com/news/mclennan_county/county-to-limit-access-to-opioids-for-indigent-healthcare/article_22950266-e4eb-548c-afd1-2f5a1c9d59ff.html

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Top Ten Reasons to Plan Your Estate Now – Number Three

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If you have a special needs child, do you have a plan in place that will allow your child to receive government assistance if something were to happen to you? Or would your child inherit assets that would disqualify him or her from receiving government assistance? Special Needs Trusts are instruments used by parents of special needs children, which allow …

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Assumption of Risk in Texas: A Very Brief Introduction

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Assumption of risk was once an affirmative defense in Texas tort cases. When successfully asserted, the affirmative defenses completely barred a plaintiff’s recovery. Historically, this affirmative defense to tort claims has been used frequently in negligence cases. However, the Texas Supreme Court has now abolished the defense. As explained by the Texas Supreme Court: “[T]he common law affirmative defenses of …

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Texas Construction Contracts: Pay-When-Paid or Pay-If-Paid?

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There is a big difference between so-called “pay-when-paid” clauses and “pay-if-paid” clauses. Pay When Paid A “pay-when-paid” clause relates to the timing of payment, such that the subcontractor gets paid when the general contractor gets paid. The general contractor remains obligated to pay a subcontractor regardless of whether the general contractor is ultimately paid by the owner. If payment by …

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No Tort Liability of Project Architect for Economic Damages Suffered by Contractor or Subcontractor

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LAN/STV v. Martin K. Eby Const. Co., Inc., 11-0810, 2014 WL 2789097 (Tex. June 20, 2014). The Eby opinion involves three parties: (1) the general contractor, (2) the architect, and (3) the Dallas Area Rapid Transportation Authority (“DART”). DART contracted with the architect, LAN/STV, to create the plans, drawings, and specifications for light rail project in downtown Dallas. Martin K. Eby …

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An Overview of Collateral Estoppel in Adversary Proceedings

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Collateral estoppel applies to adversary proceedings. The doctrine of collateral estoppel or issue preclusion provides that “when an issue of ultimate fact has once been determined by a valid and final judgment, that issue cannot again be litigated between the same parties in any future lawsuit.” Dowling v. United States, 493 U.S. 342, 347 (1990) (citing Ashe v. Swenson, 397 …