Shain Khoshbin's article, OIL & ANTITRUST AKIN TO OIL & WATER? Fifth Circuit Refrains from Adjudicating OPEC Price-Fixing Claims, was published in February 2011 by the Commercial & Business Litigation Section of the ABA.
Shain Khoshbin's article, DISCLOSURE OF INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: Recent Federal Case Discussing "Selective Waiver" Of Work Product Privilege, was published in December 2010 by the Commercial & Business Litigation Section of the ABA.
SHAIN KHOSHBIN ARTICLE - - BUSINESS DIVORCES IN TEXAS: Recent Case On "Disguised Dividends," Alleged "Squeeze Out," Improper Buy-Out, and Shareholder Oppression, published by Commercial & Business Litigation Section of the ABA.
Shain Khoshbin's article, BUSINESS DIVORCES IN TEXAS: Recent Case On "Disguised Dividends," Alleged "Squeeze Out," Improper Buy-Out, and Shareholder Oppression, was published in November 2010 by the Commercial & Business Litigation Section of the ABA.
SHAIN KHOSHBIN TEACHES COURSE ON WORKPLACE PREMISES LIABILITY & VIOLENCE IN TEXAS AT LIABILITY PROTECTION WORKSHOP
Shain Khoshbin will teach a live CE course at the Blue Goose Liability Protection Workshop for the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International, concerning workplace premises liability and violence in Texas. The course will take place 1:00-3:00 p.m. on September 21, 2010, at the Brookhaven Country Club located at 3333 Golfing Green Drive, Dallas Texas 75234.
Rogge Dunn was quoted in a recent article in Research Magazine discussing financial advisors and brokers negotiating their own deals without the use of recruiters. Dunn discussed legal issues facing broker teams preparing to switch firms. Jane Rusoff, "Sick of Recruiters: Financial Advisors Find They Can Negotiate Their Own Deals," Research Magazine, 2010, page 47.
On June 28, 2010 Rogge Dunn appeared on the Gene and Julie Show (103.7 FM). He was interviewed about the intellectual property and contract issues involving Michael Douglas' former wife's contention that she is entitled to royalties from Wall Street 2 because the movie is a sequel to the first Wall Street movie. She was married to Douglas at the time of the first Wall Street movie.
Dunn Wins Service Award for 8th Time
The parent company for Outback Steakhouse and other successful restaurant chains once again is honoring Dallas trial attorney Rogge Dunn based on his exemplary legal work for the company during the previous year.
At its recent annual partner's conference in Miami, Fla., OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC, recognized Mr. Dunn as a 2009 Purveyor of the Year.
Since 2001, Mr. Dunn has earned the award eight times for his work on behalf of Outback Steakhouse and its affiliated restaurants.
The distinguished award is presented annually to Outback service providers such as Mr. Dunn who have significantly assisted the company in furthering its business goals. Mr. Dunn has represented Outback for 15+ years.
His work for the company includes handling matters involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, and employment issues.
Tampa, Fla.-based OSI Restaurant Partners is the third-largest casual dining restaurant chain in the United States. The company has more than 1,500 restaurants located in 49 states and 24 countries.
Judge Sowder has granted President Guy Bailey's motion to dismiss him as an individual defendant in the coach Mike Leach v. Texas Tech et al. lawsuit pending in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University fired Coach Leach arising out of his treatment of a football player who suffered a concussion at practice. Coach Leach instructed the football trainers to place the player in a dark shed/equipment room during two team practices.
Leach filed a lawsuit seeking $12.5 million in damages, plus attorneys' fees from Texas Tech University and Tech's President, Chancellor and Regents.
Dunn was retained to represent President Guy Bailey and assist the team of lawyers defending Texas Tech University. Dunn was able to get President Bailey dismissed from the lawsuit in only 35 days after he was sued.
The article by Shain Khoshbin and Robin Bechtold, Unilateral Contracts & Future Payment Promises To At-Will Employees: Vanegas v. American Energy Services Adds Clarity to "Illusory Contracts", was published in the March 2010 In-House Counsel Newsletter of the Hospitality Lawyer.
Shain Khoshbin will teach a live CE course concerning premises liability and security issues for the Dallas Claims Association Hospitality. The Course will take place on June 2, 2010, at the Doubletree Dallas North, 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas 75244.
"100% Innovation. 100% Litigation. 100% OF THE TIME." Shain Khoshbin has been recognized among the nation's top business litigators in the March/April 2010 issue of Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition®. Only 5% of all attorneys are chosen for this honor each year. In selecting attorneys for Super Lawyers, Law & Politics employs a rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Shain Khoshbin's article, Company "Trash-Talk" Websites & The Stored Communications Act: The Internet As The "Office Water Cooler" Of The 21st Century, was published in the September 2009 In-House Counsel Newsletter of the HospitalityLawyer, and also will appear in its October 2010 Legal Newsletter.
Only five percent (5%) of the lawyers in Texas are included on the Super Lawyers list.
Keith Clouse and Rogge Dunn were recognized in the Super Lawyers Employment & Labor category, and also as "Top 1 00" in Dallas/Fort Worth. Shain Khoshbin was recognized in the Super Lawyers Business Litigation category.
The Super Lawyers selections are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding attorneys in more than 70 areas of practice using a "rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement." This process includes a final discipline check to verify that the attorney meets the highest ethical standards.
"In our selection methodology, we look for evidence that the lawyer is held in high regard by his or her peers," says Bill White, publisher of Super Lawyers and Law & Politics magazines. "One of the ways we do this is through our blue ribbon review process where lawyers are evaluated by a panel of top practitioners within their primary area of practice."
The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process "is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel."
Shain Khoshbin was selected as the Managing Attorney for the defense team in the CLE Historical Trial at the 2009 American Bar Association's Annual Meeting held this year in Chicago, Illinois. The CLE event concerned the infamous "Insanity Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln."
In 1875, President Abraham Lincoln's widow - - Mary Todd Lincoln - - went on trial for insanity in Chicago. Ruled insane, she attempted suicide on the night of the verdict. For decades, writers and historians have debated Mrs. Lincoln's case. Would she have fared differently if her case had been tried years later, or had a different defense attorney? In his book The Insanity File, historian Mark E. Neely, Jr. contended: "The history of the treatment of insanity in American law provides no real evidence that Mary Todd Lincoln's fate would have been different in modern times."
For the first time, the audience competed in the Historical Trial this year. Mr. Khoshbin and trial attorney Carlin Phillips mentored the audience participants with trial themes and strategy, opening/closing statements, and direct/cross examinations. The Hon. George Leighton presided over the proceedings. In addition, live expert testimony was provided by psychologist Dr. Darlene Shelton, and attorney Nancy Schleifer - - author of A Warrant for Mrs. Lincoln. Trial consultant David Weinberg also offered trial themes and graphic evidence to both sides.
The continuing education course took place on Friday, July 31, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
On June 14, 2009, Shain Khoshbin and Robin Bechtold embarked on a 250 kilometer (150 mile) self-supported march across the Gobi Desert in Northwest China.
In connection with this endeavor, Shain and Robin raised thousands of dollars for The Family Place through per kilometer pledges. 100% of the money went directly to The Family Place, a local charity that opened one of the first family violence shelters in Texas in 1978, has sheltered more than 16,000 women and children, answered more than 400,000 calls for help, and served more than 135,000 clients in residential and outreach programs.
The Gobi March took place in Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang Province, China - - an area currently closed to foreigners. Thus, special permits were issued to official competitors in the Gobi March.
The terrain included river crossings, rocky terrain, gorges, mountains, donkey trails and long expanses of flat desert. In addition, the course was subject to daily modifications depending on expected waters levels of the rivers, poor weather conditions, and dust/sand preventing or severely limiting visibility. As the course crossed 10,000 feet (elevation), it also was subject to modification because of snow in the Tian Shan Mountains and other weather conditions causing rivers to flood or rise to impassable levels.
Competitors were required to be fully self-supported throughout the event, thus, having to carry on their backs all the food, gear and clothing they needed to complete the 250 kilometer course. However, the event organizers kindly provided water at checkpoints throughout each day of the race, tents for cover at night and medical treatment when necessary.
Mr. Khoshbin presented "Defending the Restaurant Murder Case" at The 2009 Hospitality Law Conference held February 9 – 11, 2009, in Houston, Texas. The 2009 Hospitality Law conference was designed for general counsel and executives of lodging, real estate, restaurant, and club operations; risk managers; directors of loss prevention; franchise service directors; attorneys practicing in the hospitality industry; and hospitality law faculty and students. The conference was presented by HospitalityLawyer.com, in coordination with the General Counsel Committee of the AH&LA, the Loss Prevention Management Institute, BDO Siedman, Loss Prevention Magazine, the International Bar Association, Lodging Hospitality Magazine, Hotel Business, Arthur J. Gallagher, and the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.
"100% Innovation. 100% Litigation. 100% OF THE TIME." Shain Khoshbin was recognized among the nation's top business litigators in the March/April 2009 issue of Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition®.
Shain Khoshbin was selected to serve on a panel of three attorneys for Macalester College's "Careers in Law" program. This co-curricular event was scheduled for the Legal Studies calendar on October 30, 2008, on Macalester College's campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. The other panelists were John Wald, the General Counsel of SuperValu, Inc. (a Fortune 500 grocery retailing company), and Michelle Hayes, a public defender based in downtown Minneapolis.