A force majeure clause excuses a party from performing a contract when an unexpected event intervenes. But what kind of event?
When I think about drafting a Texas non-compete, I think about these words to a song I liked in the 80s: Freedom of choice, is what you got. Freedom from choice, is what you want. It would be so much easier if we didn’t have so many choices, especially when drafting non-competes. You’ve got two basic choices at the start. You can just cut and paste from a form, like my Plain-Language Non-Compete, or you can take the time to consider the client’s particular needs, the legal issues raised, and the practical considerations, and then draft accordingly. If you do […]
Texas Supreme Court Says Emails “Subject To” Later Agreement Do Not Establish “Definitive Agreement”
Texas Supreme Court holds in Chalker Energy that emails did not create a definitive agreement required by a “No Obligation” clause
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