Athletes and Their Trademark Rights Debated at UT Sports Law Symposium

This month, Pete Reid was invited to be a guest speaker at the 4th annual Sports Law Symposium. The event, hosted by the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law (TRESL), took place on September 13, 2013 at the University of Texas School of Law. With video games like “FIFA 14” and “Madden NFL,” the [...]

2017-11-07T12:37:51+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Articles, Feature, Sports Law|

Hair Stylist Entitled to Work at Nearby Salon Despite Signing Non-Compete Agreement

A popular Austin hair stylist recently retained Pete Reid Law after he was sued by his former Salon for allegedly breaching a Confidentiality and Non-competition Agreement. The Stylist had been required to sign the Agreement before he began working with the Salon in 2009. […]

2017-11-07T12:38:36+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Articles|

Further Efforts to Block ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Thwarted

On September 9, 2010, Plaintiff Forras, a former firefighter, brought a class action lawsuit for damages, in the amount of $350,000,000.00, allegedly sustained by him and others as a result of the proposed development of a mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero.  The complaint named the developers of a mosque and Islamic cultural [...]

2017-11-07T12:39:16+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Articles|

Pete Reid to Speak at Federal Bar Association Conference

This week one of the founders of Americans for an Independent Scotland visits Hawaii to address members of the Federal Bar Association on some of the legal issues surrounding Scotland’s fight for independence from the UK. Pete Reid, a Scots-American attorney based in Austin, Texas, will join leading constitutional scholars and academics for a panel [...]

2017-11-07T12:40:33+00:00 December 12th, 2012|Articles|

Pete Reid Law, PLLC wins one of the first cases in Texas to be decided under new free speech legislation.

After an individual was sued for defamation by a corporation following comments made on Yelp and CitySearch, Pete Reid Law, PLLC has had the lawsuit thrown out based on an individual’s right of free speech, with the judge sanctioning the corporation and ordering it to pay the individual’s attorneys’ fees.   […]

2017-11-07T12:41:40+00:00 September 10th, 2012|Articles|

Memorandum on the Texas Citizens Participation Act (The Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute).

In lawsuits filed on or after June 17, 2011, a defendant may have the right to dismissal and an award of attorney's fees and costs under Chapter 27 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code, also known as the Texas Citizens Participation Act or the Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute. SLAPP stands for "Strategic Lawsuit Against [...]

2017-11-07T12:42:23+00:00 September 7th, 2012|Articles|

NYC Nightclub Where Giants And NBA Stars Were Present During A Fatal Shooting Is Evicted Due To Creative Lawyering

A property owner, was plunged into a case involving a popular nightclub where two high profile murders occurred while the New York Giants were partying after a recent victory and many professional basketball players celebrated the end of the basketball strike.  The Landlord hired ALBPC to evict the Tenant for violating the lease and Pete [...]

2017-11-07T12:42:56+00:00 September 2nd, 2012|Articles|

Pete Reid Law PLLC secures favorable settlement for boxer in sports litigation with former manager.

Pete Reid Law, PLLC has successfully concluded a multi-state sports litigation matter between a boxer and his former manager over a sports car that was given to the boxer as a signing bonus. The former manager and the boxer had entered into a management contract, which included a promise that the boxer would receive a [...]

2017-11-07T12:45:13+00:00 August 20th, 2012|Articles, Sports Law|

Contractual Cap on Damages Upheld in ‘Storage Wars’ Style Case

The operator of popular self-service storage facilities in Manhattan and was sued by an individual who had stored her property in one of the client's rooms.  After Plaintiff fell into arrears in the payment of her monthly storage fees, the client conducted a sale of the personal property maintained in Plaintiff's storage locker, as authorized [...]

2017-11-07T12:57:00+00:00 March 28th, 2012|Articles|

Elderly Co-Op Resident Entitled to Keep Air Conditioner, Court Decides

An elderly woman can keep the air conditioner in her Queens apartment that eases her asthma and allergies after a judge ruled the cooperative building's demand she remove the appliance or face eviction would constitute housing discrimination. Queens Supreme Court Justice Martin J. Schulman recently confirmed a judicial hearing officer's report that found a co-op [...]

2017-11-07T12:57:28+00:00 December 6th, 2011|Articles|