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Abraham Watkins

Fiduciary Shield Doctrine As A Jurisdictional Defense

In a case recently we had non-resident defendants assert the fiduciary shield doctrine as a defense to jurisdiction. Although these out of state defendants visited Texas on several occasions and conducted business in the State of Texas, they claimed protection from jurisdiction on the grounds that all their contacts with Texas were in their capacities…

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Abraham Watkins

Stanford Financial Group Sued by Firm

Stanford International Bank, Ltd. (SIB) was one of several entities within the Stanford Financial Group (SFG). SIB issued Certificates of Deposit to those seeking a safe investment and a dependable return. However, the opposite occurred. Recently, at the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a federal court in Dallas appointed a receiver to take…

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Abraham Watkins

Law Firm Eyes New Claim Against Stanford

The recent SEC action against Stanford Financial Group comes as no surprise to our law firm as we have recently successfully concluded a lawsuit against Stanford. Our law firm represented a group of investors who allege fraud and misrepresentation against Stanford Financial Group involving an investment opportunity in which Stanford acted as the investment banker….

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Abraham Watkins

National Highway Transport Safety Administration Considering The Expansion Of Minimum Safety Standard – FMVSS 206

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed an upgrade Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 216 (FMVSS 216) would require that a roof withstand an applied force equal to 2.5 times the vehicle’s weight while maintaining sufficient headroom for an average size adult male. The current standard is 1.5 times the vehicle’s weight. The…

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