Porter Hedges LLP

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

Business Litigation Alert: "Legal Considerations During Massive and Quick Layoffs"

Class Action Lawsuit Recently Filed Against Drilling Company for Alleged WARN Act Violations - The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) requires certain companies who conduct large and quick layoffs,…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities

Litigation Alert: "Texas Appellate Court Says Pipeline Must Convince Jury of Common Carrier Status in Condemnation Case"

An intermediate Texas appellate court has called for an extensive jury role in the ongoing issue of determining when a pipeline is a common carrier. Common carrier status is critical to the pipeline company’s ability to use…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

Environmental Alert: "Texas Supreme Court Declines to Determine Effect of Permit in Subsurface Trespass Case"

The Supreme Court of Texas upheld a jury verdict finding that a landowner did not suffer trespass from a wastewater injection well located on adjacent property. Environmental Processing Systems, L.C., v. FPL Farming Ltd., No…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Business Litigation Alert: "Know the Terms of the Investment Deal Before You Sign"

Getting all the information upfront is critical - A recent article in The New York Times reveals a story that could happen to any business person. Chip Tate, the owner of the Balcones distillery, was experiencing rapid…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Business Litigation Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Set to Decide High Profile Whistleblower Case

On November 4, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean - a whistleblower protection case that is being closely watched. At issue is whether an employee can be terminated for disclosing…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Business Litigation Alert: "Protecting Employees from Ebola"

Now that the Ebola virus has made its way to the United States, there is understandable concern about contracting it. Obviously hospitals have a clear responsibility to protect their employees, but what about non-healthcare…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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