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Stock Incentive Plans may allow Texas Employers to Claw Back Non-vested Bonus Compensation from Employees that Leave and Work for a Competitor

As far as employee compensation agreements are concerned, Texas employers are riding a wave of pro-business precedent. The Supreme Court of Texas’ recent opinion in ExxonMobil Corporation v. Drennen continues the trend. In…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Fifth Circuit Narrowly Construes "Good Faith" In The Context Of Lending To A Debtor

Debtor-in-possession financing ("DIP financing") is a critical issue that comes up at the beginning of most large to mid-sized bankruptcy cases. Companies filing bankruptcy are typically doomed to a rapid liquidation if they…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

The Art of Defending Preferential Transfers – Part Two: The Defenses

Learning how to defend a preferential transfer action is a particularly useful art for the credit professional. In Part One, we discussed the Bankruptcy Code’s specific requirements that must be established by the debtor or…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Spoliation of Evidence in Texas: The Supreme Court Speaks

The advancement of technology, the preservation of electronic evidence, and concerns over imposing sanctions when discoverable electronic evidence is lost as a result of routine business, spurred the Texas Supreme Court to bring…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

LITIGATION ALERT: Texas Supreme Court Limits the Application of the Economic Loss Rule

In Texas, the economic loss rule has been applied by courts to prevent a plaintiff from recovering purely economic losses in a negligence or strict liability action. In products liability cases, when a loss results from the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Products Liability

The “B” Word – Asserting Your Claim in the Wake of a Bankruptcy Filing: Proof of Claim Basics

The word “bankruptcy” often strikes dread in the hearts of creditors. To some, when they hear that someone who owes them money has filed bankruptcy, they envision writing off the debt and never receiving a cent. However, all…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Discovery of Communications between Insurers and Reinsurers

In today's complex work of insurance, many insurance risks are "reinsured" by a separate insurance carrier. In those instances, it is not unusual for insurers and reinsurers to have regular communications concerning the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Electronic Discovery, Insurance

The Hobby Lobby Decision and Religious-Based Exemptions

On June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling which held that a closely held, for-profit entity can object to certain aspects of the birth control mandate imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

The Potential Impact of the NLRB’s Position that McDonald’s and its Franchisees are “Joint Employers”

The National Labor Relations Board created a stir last week when it announced that it intends to hold McDonald’s USA responsible for its franchisees’ violations of employment law. The announcement has created concern and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Environmental Due Diligence: A Practical Guide to Environmental Site Assessments Part 2

If after a Phase I ESA, the EP determines further investigation is warranted, that more invasive investigation takes the form of a Phase II ESA. The primary purpose in conducting a Phase II ESA is to evaluate any REC(s)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Toxic Torts, Real Estate - Commercial

Employee Background Checks

In follow-up to our prior post regarding certain additional liability protections afforded to employers who conduct background checks, in this post we explore additional considerations employers should keep in mind when…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Christmas in July: Will Bankruptcy Lawyers Find a Lump of Coal in Their Stockings?

As spring rolls into summer, bankruptcy practitioners await the Supreme Court’s decision in Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkinson. With the Supreme Court’s term ending June 30, 2014, some wonder if the Court will, in…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

When the 90-day Preference Period is not 90 Days

It’s generally known that Bankruptcy Code section 547(b)(4)(A) provides that for non-insider creditors, a preferential transfer is one made “on or within 90 days before the date of the filing of the petition.” The calculation…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Severance Payments to Terminated Employees are Taxable Wages

Employers must treat severance payments to involuntarily terminated employees as wages. In an 8-0 opinion, the Supreme Court held that such payments are “remuneration for employment” for which taxes much be withheld and paid…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The Supreme Court Continues to Limit Bankruptcy Court Powers: The Constitutional Powers of a Bankruptcy Judge: Why it Matters

On June 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued the decision Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkinson, Trustee of the Estate of Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc., which deals with the constitutional limits on…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
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