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Welcome to the web site for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

NEWS FLASH: The Texas Supreme Court opinion in Ritchie v. Rupe that was issued on Monday and holds that shareholder oppression is not a separate cause of action in Texas. As to fiduciary duties, the Supreme Court refers on page 13 favorably to Gearhart for “describing corporate director’s fiduciary duties or obedience, loyalty and due care”). This opinion suggests that Texas is coming more in line with Delaware on this issue. You can read the opinion here


The Business Law Section website is now hooked to the official records of the State Bar of Texas.

1) If you previously had a name and password for the BLS website, it has been replaced with Bar Card number and password used for

2) If you have forgotten your name and password, or need to register for an account, please click here.

3) Please note that the Web Site Committee can no longer create accounts or troubleshoot your name and password for you.  All username and password information is tied to your official State Bar of Texas account.  To check your account, or update or change your password, please click here.




Please use the top navigation bar and click on each of the tabs to locate information.  For example, the 2009 legislative reports are available to members of the Section under the "Resources" tab.

We welcome any feedback, comments or questions you may have.

If you have any difficulties, please contact us.

-- The Web Site Committee






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