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The Common Law
Every dog gets one bite?
"...would have to pay for all damages my dog causes if he ever bites someone. Is this right?..."

April 18, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
When can the police search my entire car?
"...the police must have what is known as "probable cause" to believe that the car contains contraband, illegal drugs..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Temporary restraining order
"...or entity to refrain from particular acts that would cause immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage. By prohibiting..."

July 14, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Wrongful termination
"...employer may end the employment at any time without cause. Nevertheless, under certain conditions, an employee may sue an..."

May 6, 2005 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
I'm a first-time dog owner. My friend recently told me that I would have to pay for all damages my dog causes if he ever bites someone. Is this right?
"...would have to pay for all damages my dog causes if he ever bites someone. Is this right?..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Selling My Home - Disclose Death by Natural Causes?
"...release information related to whether a death by natural causes, suicide, or accident, unrelated to the condition of the..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

The Wrong Cause
"...about Hardin are, they're interesting in their own right because they help illuminate the attitudes of the time, attitudes..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Books Feature

The Common Law
Foreclosure – Contact the Lender?
"...lender will initiate formal foreclosure proceedings. As last week's "Common Law" discussed, foreclosure is a serious problem – it..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Visa to Travel – When and Why (Part 2)?
"...international travel. This week's column addresses some of the common nuts-and-bolts issues related to getting a visa...."

Nov. 2, 2007 Column by Luke Ellis

Common Foodborne Illnesses
"...the utmost importance. The following chart lists the most common of these microbes. Name Method of Contamination* Oxygen Requirement†..."

June 4, 1999 Food Feature

The Common Law
Halloween mischief – is pumpkin smashing or toilet papering legal?
"...smashed them into pieces. I know this is a common Halloween prank, but is it legal?"..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Front license plate – do I even need it?
"...being pulled over? The cop gave me a warning because I didn't have a front license plate. He said..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Renting your rental house during SXSW?
"...serve as clear evidence of a violation and is cause for the City to issue an administrative citation. It's..."

March 3, 2017 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Who's responsible if a neighbor's overhanging tree is a hazard?
"...which allows them to be held responsible for damages caused by their negligence. As in your situation, when a..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Column by Luke Ellis

Bring Some Common Sense to Gun Discussion
"...never agree with Michael King's idea of what constitutes common sense gun control [“Point Austin: We'll Always Have …..."

June 5, 2014 Postmarks

The Common Law
Can the City Inspect My Backyard?
"...enforcers with regards to backyard inspections. What constitutes probable cause and how can I tell if my rights are..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Jury Duty – What If I Don't Show Up?
"...marshal, hauled before the court, and asked to "show cause" – that is, provide the court with a good..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Trademark My Small Business?
"...underscore and protect familiar words and images that identify commonly used products and services...."

Sept. 28, 2007 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
What happens if I don't show up for jury duty?
"...marshal, hauled before the court, and asked to "show cause," that is, provide the court with a good reason,..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Column by Katherine Howard

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts
Showdown on the fifth floor
"...what would be stored off-site is among the most common criticisms of those behind the move and where some..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Common Law
Renting your house during SXSW?
"...serve as clear evidence of a violation and is cause for the City to issue an administrative citation. It's..."

March 2, 2018 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Electric Transmission Lines & Eminent Domain
"...my property. The unsightly transmission line is going to cause lots of damage to the ranch. What happens next?..."

May 7, 2010 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Eminent Domain – What Is Fair Compensation?
"...offer any money for the damage the project will cause to the property that I'll still own. Is that..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Deferred Adjudication – How Long Will It Stay on My Record?
"...entered. This subtle distinction is very important and can cause major problems for the uninformed...."

May 29, 2009 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Can my bicycle be towed?
"...bicycle back isn't punishment enough, towed bikes can also cause misdemeanors and fines. Specifically, riders who fail to comply..."

March 7, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
My Neighbor's Yard is a Jungle
"...(i.e., a dangerous condition that can attract kids and cause a risk to their safety). The property owner or,..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
E-Mail Privacy–Can My Boss Read My Emails?
"...intercept that e-mail for the purpose of identifying the cause of the interference. What does that mean? Those jokes..."

May 19, 2006 Column by Brandy Wingate

The Common Law
Does McMansion Ordinance affect home remodels?
"...In short, the McMansion Ordinance does not cause major problems for most simple remodel projects. It does,..."

March 10, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
Revoking a will under Texas law
"...for a will; 2) destroy the will; or 3) cause the will to be destroyed or canceled in the..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Column by Carl Barry

The Common Law
When can the police search my car?

Oct. 28, 2005 Column by Luke Ellis

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