“Cat’s Paw” Liability—Is that a real thing?

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled on a case involving something called the “cat’s paw theory” of liability in the employment discrimination context. The term “cat’s paw” comes from a fable where a monkey induced a cat to pull...

Heir Property Transfers

Texas has joined several other states by adopting the Uniform Partition of Heirs’ Property Act.  The Act makes title determinations easier and makes fair market value transfers available. Title Determinations Clearing title to real estate held by...

Non-Probate Accounts Pulled Into Probate

In some situations, joint accounts that are otherwise non-probate assets can be brought into the probate estate. The estate executor can recover the non-probate funds from the beneficiaries who received them and can also force financial...

Supreme Court Decides Sexual Orientation & Transgender Employment Discrimination Cases

The Supreme Court of the United States published its long-awaited opinion this week addressing employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Ruling. An employer violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which makes it...

“Strong Arm” Sale Ends Loncar Estate Battle

Brian Loncar died from a cocaine overdose at age 56 in December of 2016, two days after the funeral of his 16-year-old daughter, Grace. Mr. Loncar, a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney famous for his advertisements as "The Strong Arm," was found...

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Ramey & Flock has once again been selected as one of the Top Ranked Law Firms in the nation as announced by Martindale-Hubbell®. This puts Ramey & Flock in the top one half of 1% of U.S. law firms. How did we earn this honor? Over 60% of the firm’s lawyers hold Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent ® Peer Review Rating, its highest rating for both skill and ethics. This is an astounding ratio – almost twice what’s required for a Top Firm Rating.

 

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