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Pete Reid Writes Op-Ed for Fox News on Scottish Referendum Result

September 22nd, 2014|

On the eve of the historic referendum on Scottish Indpendence, Pete Reid was approached by Fox News to write an article about the vote and to record his thoughts as the results were made known. [...]

Despite Contract of Sale, Neighbor Refuses to Sell. PRL Sues and Forces Sale.

July 14th, 2014|

In March 2014, a Texan couple entered into a contract to buy a unique piece of property from their Neighbor in Burnet County. However, less than 24 hours after both parties had agreed to the [...]

Lake House Dwellers Threaten Owner, Try to Terminate Early, and Fail.

May 7th, 2014|

In Spring 2013, an Austin Homeowner entered into a 12-month lease with a professional couple to rent her large, multistory mansion located on the lakefront of Lake Travis. The Tenants lived in the house through [...]

Pete Reid Law Relocates to Elegant New Offices

March 7th, 2014|

Pete Reid Law, PLLC has completed its move to larger offices located at 703 West 10th Street. Tucked into one of Austin’s most desirable downtown neighborhoods, the new location has the convenience of being just [...]

Boston Legal Drama: Pete Reid Law Triumphs in Litigation Between Boston Company and its Client

November 13th, 2013|

Short-Term Solutions is a well-established business similar to HomeAway or Airbnb that provides a listing service for corporations and individuals seeking short-term furnished rentals in the Boston area. In 2012, an Austin-based businessman used Short-Term [...]

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Pete Reid Law, PLLC Secures Victory For Austin Homeowner In Lawsuit Against General Contractor

November 11th, 2013|

In December 2011, a homeowner hired a General Contractor (GC) to remodel her home in Downtown Austin. However, shortly after construction began, the homeowner was surprised to receive a notice from the City of Austin [...]

Athletes and Their Trademark Rights Debated at UT Sports Law Symposium

September 19th, 2013|

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 [...]

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

April 8th, 2013|

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 [...]

Further Efforts to Block ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Thwarted

March 28th, 2013|

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 [...]

Pete Reid to Speak at Federal Bar Association Conference

December 12th, 2012|

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 [...]

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

September 10th, 2012|

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, [...]

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

September 7th, 2012|

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 [...]

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

September 2nd, 2012|

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 [...]

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

August 20th, 2012|

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 [...]

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

March 28th, 2012|

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 [...]

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

December 6th, 2011|

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 [...]

Judge Tosses Suit Against NYC Islamic Center (CBS News Video)

July 11th, 2011|

A judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit that tried to block an Islamic community center from opening near the World Trade Center site. The New York Times reports that a lawsuit brought by [...]

Firefighter Loses Bid to Halt Building of Islamic Center

July 11th, 2011|

A New York City firefighter does not have standing to bring a lawsuit against the city seeking to block the construction of a controversial Islamic center near Ground Zero, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Feinman [...]

Feature: Scot at centre of ‘Ground Zero mosque’ battle

December 29th, 2010|

A young Scottish attorney is at the forefront of a bitter legal battle concerning the building of the controversial “Ground Zero mosque” in New York. Peter Reid, from Glasgow, is defending the Islamic leader behind [...]

Department Of Buildings Strict Liability Violation Dismissed For Proving Pre-Existing Condition

February 11th, 2010|

A New York City Landlord faced a Department of Buildings violation that alleged the illegal installation of water and waste lines for a bathroom and a gas line for a stove in a building in [...]

Mortgage Fraud Claims Against Bank Defeated Through Discovery

February 2nd, 2010|

A lawsuit was commenced after Plaintiff Mr. Smith transferred his Property to another person, and that person took out two mortgages with US Bank. Plaintiff Mr. Smith then alleged that the conveyance to the other [...]

Department of Consumer Affairs Default Decision Vacated Following Zealous Advocacy

October 23rd, 2009|

A Parking Operations Company received from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) decision that held that the parking lot contained more cars than were permitted under the issued license. The Parking Company retained ALBPC to [...]

Allegations of Mortgage Fraud Defeated at Deposition

September 22nd, 2009|

One of the country’s foremost Title Insurance companies was brought into a lawsuit by the plaintiffs who alleged that they had been defrauded into selling their house. The Title Insurance company retained ALBPC to defend [...]

Department Of Buildings Violation Dismissed in Bronx for Failure of Proof

August 28th, 2009|

A Building Management Company was issued with a Department of Buildings summons that alleged a failure to correct prior violations relating to sprinkler systems and issued repeat violations for the same failure. The Management Company [...]

Landlord Defeats Serious City Violations to Proceed with Sale

August 13th, 2009|

The Owner/Landlord of a historic building in downtown New York City was confronted serious City violations that alleged a failure to safely maintain exterior walls. The landlord was in the process of selling his landmark [...]