Texas State Securities Board Publishes Guide about Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Finanial Fraud

The Austin-based Texas State Securities Board has published its 2016 edition of the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud. The publication has been substantially revised and expanded to help investors – beginning and more experienced … Continue reading

Husch Blackwell Wins Illegal Consumer Debt Settlement Case and Helps Shutter Austin-Based Orion

Husch Blackwell won a key victory against consumer debt collection company Orion Processing (Orion). Orion violated Federal Trade Commission regulations and numerous state laws. Financial Services Partner Lynn Butler led the team at Husch Blackwell. According to Butler, Orion Processing … Continue reading

Austin-based State Securities Board Reveals Top Ten Investment Threats

Thee State Securities Board recently released a list of the most common types of fraudulent investment schemes and offered strategies to avoid becoming a victim. Emerging red flags on this year’s list include digital currency transactions, stream-of-income investments, and new … Continue reading

Recent Decision in Lance Armstrong False Claims Act Case Raises New Timelines Arguments

By Peter F. Garvin III, J. Andrew Jackson , Grant H. Willis, Meghan E. Greenfield and Alexander M. Yabroff, of Jones Day For several years now, litigants have wrestled with three questions: (i) does the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act … Continue reading

Federal Court Deals Another Blow to Austinite Lance Armstrong

Noted sports law attorney Joseph M. Hanna, of Goldberg Segalla, has written an interesting piece about a decision handed down last week in one of Lance Armstrong’s many cases percolating through the nation’s courts: “On Thursday June 19, 2014, Judge … Continue reading

Texas Supreme Court Affirms Legal Setback for Lance Armstrong in Fraud Case

The Supreme Court of Texas has denied a request by attorneys representing famed cyclist and Austinite Lance Armstrong, who were seeking to stay an arbitration hearing on whether their client must pay back a company that paid him close $12 … Continue reading

Texas Securities Commissioner Issues Emergency Order against Oil Company Over Acceptance of Bitcoin Investment

Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order March 10 against a Texas oil and gas exploration company that claims it is the first company in the industry to accept Bitcoin from investors. Balanced Energy LLC … Continue reading

Austin Law Firm Helps Client Get Legal Victory Against Ticketmaster

The Law Office of Jim Clements, an Austin-based firm, helped its client secure a legal victory against Ticketmaster, in a case in which an event producer sued the ticketing industry giant for fraud, conversion and negligence after a soccer match … Continue reading