Tag Archive: rights

Other Crimes

May 10, 2017

Juvenile Crimes Despite some common misconceptions criminal matters involving juveniles are quite serious and a juvenile conviction can impact a young person’s life well into adulthood. In certain instances the prosecuting attorney may choose to try a juvenile as an adult or attempt to obtain a conviction that will remain on a juvenile’s record even after they have reached the age of majority. Criminal cases...

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Theft & Fraud

May 10, 2017

Theft and fraud are considered crimes of dishonesty. As such they are often looked upon with greater disfavor than other offenses in the same range of punishment. Further, individuals with careers in the retail or service industry may encounter a disproportionate level of difficulty gaining employment in these fields with a theft or fraud conviction on their record. Our law firm is experienced in defending...

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Assault cases come in many forms. Some assaults are alleged to have caused bodily injury to the victim. Others are deemed to be “aggravated” when certain facts are present, carrying the possibility of particularly harsh penalties in the event of a conviction. The identity of the alleged assault victim can be an important factor as well. For instance, were you related to the victim? Was...

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If you’ve been injured on the job in Texas and you’re expecting to receive a settlement by your employer for their negligence, you’ll need to file a worker’s compensation claim to get the process rolling. The first question, though, is asking if you should file a worker’s compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. If you decide to file a claim, the second question is...

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Many work accident victims are reluctant to do much investigating into what their rights are, mostly because they’re worried about biting the hand that feeds them, so to speak. But in reality, they need to find out what can be done so that no other employee goes through something similar. That could mean hiring an Austin work injury law firm, like Fears Nachawati, to represent...

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We are proud to report that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled today in favor of our client, who was the victim of a workplace sexual assault. In B.C. V. Steak N Shake, Fears Nachawati Partner Matthew McCarley served as trial counsel and fought to ensure justice for our client. The Dallas Court of Appeals originally held that victims of workplace violence and assaults were...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Public Justice Foundation. Public Justice’s mission as a non-profit organization and public interest law firm is to pursue high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the sustainability of the Earth, and challenge predatory conduct and government abuses. The...

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In Texas, a “Series LLC” is a limited liability company that is organized under Texas law that permits it to have one or more separate series of members, managers, limited liability company interests or assets with separate rights, powers, or duties and with respect to which the debts, liabilities and obligations and expenses existing with respect to a particular series may be enforced only against...

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One of the more common adverse actions experienced by employees are violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Because of the broad and inclusive nature of this act, a necessary step in protecting the vast range of disabilities an employee may have, it can sometimes be hard to fully interpret and know when one has become the victim of discrimination as outlined in...

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One common issue amongst people who find themselves in a bad work environment is a pervasive misunderstanding of what statutory qualifications must be met to be the victim of discriminatory employment practices, at least according the Civil Rights Act. This is not saying that discrimination cannot come in many forms, but it must be taken into account that there are numerous laws and acts that...

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Trademark Renewal

May 1, 2016

Unlike copyrights, where most registrations last for life of owner plus seventy years, trademarks must actively be renewed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Once you receive your registration certificate, you can rest easy for some time – five years to be exact. After five years, you will be required to file a Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use. You may receive...

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According to Trademark law, marks that are not eligible for registration on the Principle Trademark Register, but are capable of distinguishing an applicant’s goods or services, may be registered on the Supplemental Register (TMEP §§815).  Most small business owners and others filing for Trademark protection have never heard of the Supplemental Register, but it can often be helpful to Trademark applicants.  The Supplemental Register can...

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The Trademark Totem Pole

April 1, 2016

According to Trademark law in the United States, there is a continuum, or Trademark Totem Pole, as I refer to it, by which trademarks are classified. The upmost protection is afforded to the marks at the top of the pole, while those marks at the bottom of the totem pole are afforded little or no protection. Fanciful marks are marks that have no meaning or...

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It is a disturbing reality that some protected classes of employees will find themselves in a discriminatory or harassing situation at some point in their career.  Even more distressing is that the offender may even be a supervisor or manager.  Fortunately, we as a society have gone to great lengths combating bias in the workplace in the effort to create an equal and fair environment....

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On the morning of Friday February 12, 2016, two people were seriously injured as a result of a motor vehicle collision in the Bryan-College Station area.  According to officials, the car accident took place near the intersection of Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Raymond Stotzer Parway.  Authorities stated that Tucker Ford, a 25 year old male of College Station, Texas, was driving a Ford Explorer northbound...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to report that The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to review a civil case where our client was the victim of a workplace sexual assault – B.C. v. Steak N Shake.  Fears Nachawati Partner, Matthew McCarley, is trial counsel and worked with appellate counsel, Matt Kita, in the fight to ensure our client received Justice.  The Dallas Court...

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Last week, on Monday, June 9th, a woman identified as Ingrid I. Morataya rear-ended and killed two others in Mesa, Arizona. The accident occurred at Recker and Brown roads in east Mesa, according to the Mesa Police Department. Morataya was driving a FJ Cruiser allegedly at a speed significantly higher than the posted speed limit when she crashed into 37-year-old Guadalupe Madril and 33-year-old Jason...

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David was charged with a State Jail Felony for allegedly misappropriating finances while operating an insurance business.  Through our pretrial investigation we were able to determine that David’s employees likely had access to the stolen funds at issue in the case.  Further, there appeared to be questionable dealings by the insurer issuing the policies purchased through David’s business.  Following discussions with the assistant district attorney...

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Being arrested and accused of a crime is a frightening experience and one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in.  You can find yourself in unfamiliar places such as jail and a court room and be exposed to new, often confusing language and concepts that are difficult to understand.  A criminal defense attorney is critical to obtaining a favorable outcome; the...

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