The Texas Supreme Court, No. 16-0006, Rohmoos Venture v. UTSW DVA Healthcare, ___S.W.3d___, 2019 WL 1873428 (Tex. 2019), decided an important must-read case that is very instructive on who is the prevailing party and evidence needed to prove up attorney's fees. Justice Green delivered the opinion of the Court on April 26, 2019. FACTS: UTSW DVA Healthcare signed a commercial … [Read more...]
Welcome to the Gregory Negotiation Report
"The purpose of the Gregory Negotiation Report is to help attorneys become better attorneys and more effective negotiators."
Attorney & Mediator
My mediation fees for a full day (9-5) are a range of $800 to $1200 per side. I let the attorneys decide my mediation fee within that range because they know the financial situation of their respective clients, the flexibility factor or lack thereof of their clients, and the agreeability factor or lack thereof of their clients. I expect the lawyers to shoot straight with me on these … [Read more...]
In the Interest of H.S., 550 S.W.3d 151 (Tex. 2018). Grandparent Standing in Texas. Texas Supreme Court resolved split in Texas Courts of Appeals holdings regarding the issue of "actual care, control, and possession of a child." Facts: Mom and Dad were the unmarried parents of their child, Heather, who was born in 2013. Heather and Mom resided with Mom's parents, the maternal … [Read more...]
Five types of negotiation skills, ranging from deal set-up to defensive moves, can help you organize an effective broad-scale approach to your most important business negotiations. By Katie Shonk, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation. Business people who are looking for effective negotiation strategies often confront a dizzying array of advice. It can be useful to take a step … [Read more...]
Attaguile v. Attaguile, ____S.W.3d____, No. 08-16-00222-CV, 2018 WL 4659580 (Tex. App.-El Paso 2018, no pet. h.) (9/28/18) Husband failed to rebut community property presumption. Facts: After a bench trial in the parties' divorce, the court confirmed the parties' separate property, and made orders for the child. In one of her issues on appeal, Wife complained that the trial court erred in … [Read more...]