Porter Hedges LLP

Construction Alert: "Personal Liability for Fraudulent Pay Applications"

A false notarized payment application signed by a Contractor and submitted to an Owner may make both the Contractor and the person who signed the false application personally liable for damages suffered by the Owner…more
| Construction Law

Business Litigation Alert: "Court Ruling Allows Whistleblower to Sue Board Members"

A recent ruling in California federal court (here) broadens legal protections for whistleblowers and expands who can be held liable in retaliation cases. In the case, Wadler v. Bio-Rad Labs., Inc., a federal judge ruled that…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Business Litigation Alert - "Fraud Alert: Even Lawyers Get Scammed"

Law Firms Lose Millions in Wire Transfer Scheme - Unfortunately, it has become all too easy for companies and individuals to become the victims of fraud, and law firms are not immune from this risk…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Business Litigation Alert: "Expanding Whistleblower Protection - Recent Senate Bill Represents Big Changes"

A new bill unanimously passed the U.S. Senate in July that could make it significantly more difficult for general counsel when considering whether to self-report antitrust issues. The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Business Litigation Alert: "Deflategate and Litigation - Lessons for Businesses"

Whether or not you’re a New England Patriots fan, the news about “Deflategate” seemed to be everywhere, along with opinions regarding the severity (or lack thereof) of the punishment…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Labor & Employment Law

Business Litigation Alert: "Worker Misclassification - Contractor vs. Employee"

On-Demand services – like Uber and TaskRabbit – are surging in popularity. However, at least one issue is currently restraining the on-demand economy: worker misclassification. …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Litigation Alert: "Texas Supreme Court Affirms Protection for Business Property Owners"

The Supreme Court of Texas, interpreting Chapter 95 of the Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code, affirmed that business property owners have broad protections against suits for injuries claimed by contractors, subcontractors or…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

News Alert: "Treasury Department Issues MLP Proposed Regulations on Qualifying Income"

On Wednesday (May 6th, 2015), the Treasury Department published proposed regulations under Section 7704(d)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code that define qualifying activities of publicly-traded partnerships with respect to…more
| Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Business Litigation Alert: "The Blue Bell Recall - How to Effectively Handle a Very Public Crisis"

Since the beginning of April, Blue Bell has been making headlines, and not for a new flavor of ice cream. The Texas-based ice cream giant decided to recall all products from store shelves following a listeria outbreak…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Products Liability

"Defamation Claims Brought by Texas Health Care Providers Will Be Subject to Anti-SLAPP Act Requirements"

Health care providers should keep in mind that virtually any suit alleging defamation or other harm from a “communication” relating to the provision of services by a health care professional will be subject to the demanding…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Health

Environmental Alert: "Potential Seismic Activity from Injection Wells Prompts Railroad Commission of Texas to Order Hearings"

On Friday, April 24, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) ordered hearings regarding two waste injection well permits. The hearings are to address an alleged connection between the injection wells and seismic activity in the…more
| Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

Litigation Alert: "Make Sure Your Expert Addresses Alternative Causes, or You May Get a Terrible Post-Trial Surprise"

Testimony from a well credentialed expert played a key role for the winning side in a jury trial. Indeed, the opposition did not even object to the admissibility of this key expert’s testimony…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Business Litigation Alert: "Could a 'Court of Chancery' be Coming to Texas?"

Legislation Calls for Appointed Judges to Decide Business Cases - H.B. 1603 has been introduced into the Texas Legislature by Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), proposing a state-wide chancery court system for complex…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Environmental Alert: "TCEQ Announcement Regarding Storage Vessels Subject to New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution"

In light of EPA’s final amendments to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Oil and Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality released a statement via email on March…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Business Litigation Alert: "Read Before You Sign"

Simple but Frequently Over-Looked Advice! We have all signed contracts we did not thoroughly review. If we are being honest, we have probably all signed contracts we didn’t even read! While this is never a smart…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts
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