Cox Smith

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William Frank Carroll

The New AAA/ICDR Appellate Rules Need Careful Consideration

The American Arbitration Association and its related International Centre for Dispute Resolution announced on November 1, 2013 the adoption of new Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules. These new rules provide detailed…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Federal Arbitration Act

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William Fisher

Prepare for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic and…more

Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, GINA

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Erin Fonté

Overview of Mobile Payments in the United States

Mobile payments technology is poised to create a globally dramatic shift in how individuals pay for goods and services, track spending, and manage personal finances. Mobile payments are also becoming big business for…more

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Jeff Gifford

What New SEC Rule 506 Revisions Mean to You

General Solicitations and Advertising Now Permitted inPrivate Securities Offerings, but Additional Responsibilities Now Apply - The SEC recently amended Rule 506 to eliminate the prohibition on general solicitation and…more

Accredited Investors, Advertising, Dodd-Frank, General Solicitation, JOBS Act

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Jillian Gordon

Prepare for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic and…more

Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, GINA

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J. Daniel Harkins

DataTreasury Patent Infringement

DataTreasury Corporation (“DataTreasury”) has filed a new round of lawsuits against banks and their service providers relating to two patents which claims systems and methods for remotely capturing and centrally processing…more

Banks, Duty to Defend, Infringement, Patents, Software

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Cary Plotkin Kavy

Nonresident Alien Deposit Interest Reporting Requirements Are Now in Effect

Starting January 1, 2013, all commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, securities brokerages and insurance companies must report interest on deposits paid to nonresident alien individuals to the IRS and to the…more

Deposit Interest, FATCA, Non-Resident Aliens, Reporting Requirements

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Karen Neeley

Texas Supreme Court Issues Decision in Home Equity Case: Next Steps

In 2003, the Texas Constitution was amended to permit the issuance of interpretations relating to the home equity provisions of the Constitution. A lender acting in compliance with these interpretations would have a defense (or…more

Fees, Home Equity, Lenders, Mailbox Rule, Mortgage Loan Originators

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Katherine Patton Noll

Nonresident Alien Deposit Interest Reporting Requirements Are Now in Effect

Starting January 1, 2013, all commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, securities brokerages and insurance companies must report interest on deposits paid to nonresident alien individuals to the IRS and to the…more

Deposit Interest, FATCA, Non-Resident Aliens, Reporting Requirements

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Mary Potter

Prepare for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic and…more

Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, GINA

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Susan Waller Ramos

The Permanent Resident Timeline Tightrope

Originally presented at the 36th Annual Immigration and Nationality Law Conference at the University of Texas School of Law on November 7-9, 2012 in Austin, Texas. As an immigration attorney, when a client seeks your…more

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Joshua Sutin

Prepare for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic and…more

Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, GINA

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Kathleen Campbell Walker

Get Ready, Get Set - March 7 for the New Form I-9. Right?

United States and Citizenship Services (USCIS) has posted contradictory information on the exact date that the new I-9 form (Rev. 03/08/13)N must be used. The revision date is referenced on the lower left hand corner of the…more

Eligibility, Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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Mark Walker

Updated Version "The Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute: Issues for Business Tort Litigation," by Mark C. Walker, 7th Annual Bill of Rights Course: Litigating the Constitution

In this issue: - Table Of Contents - Table Of Authorities - I. Introduction. - II. Texas Citizens Participation Act: What is it? - A. Background and Enactment of the TCPA. - 1. What…more

Anti-SLAPP, Burden of Proof, Fee Awards, Frivolous Lawsuits, Interlocutory Appeals

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Deborah Williamson

Jump Into the Pool: What it Takes to Lead

In deciding whom to select as first chair for a major piece of litigation, lead counsel in a complex transaction or heading a law firm, the questions are the same: Does the lawyer have the expertise and experience? What results…more

Career Development, Law Practice Management, Women in the Law

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