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Commercial Use of Drones in a Holding Pattern

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office recently reported that a near mid-air collision occurred over Tallahassee, Florida, between an unmanned aircraft flying 2,300 feet…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview (9/14)

13-0080, RSUI Indemnity Co. v. The Lynd Co. - The primary issue in this insurance coverage case is how the policy limits of an excess property insurance policy should be calculated. The policy at issue covers multiple…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview (9/14)

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court will hear argument in three cases. The arguments will begin at 9:00 am, and you can watch them live. You can also watch the recording later at the same link…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Products Liability, Real Estate - Commercial

Texas Supreme Court oral arguments (9/14)

No. 12-0803 -- Texas Dep't of Aging & Disability Servs. v. Cannon -- The plaintiff brought a wrongful-death case against the department and department employees. The department moved to dismiss the employees, arguing that under…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Insurance, Toxic Torts

Lower Word Limits for Briefs?

A proposed change to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure would lower the word limit for principal appellate briefs from 14,000 to 12,500 words and for reply briefs from 7,000 to 6,250 words (hat tip to Emil Kiehne at the…more
| Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services

Texas Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (8/29/14)

As expected, the last order list of the Supreme Court's fiscal year was a busy one. The Court issued opinions in 12 argued cases, so I apologize in advance for the length of this post. There were no grants and no mandamus…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (8/14 - Part 2)

In its weekly orders on Friday, August 22, 2014, the Supreme Court was busy. The Court issued 7 opinions, granted 4 petitions for review, and set 4 mandamus petitions for argument. Scott Stolley summarized 3 of the opinions, 2…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Supreme Court opinions and orders (8/14 - Part 1)

In its weekly orders (8/22/14), the Texas Supreme Court issued seven opinions, granted four petitions for review, and set four mandamus petitions for argument. In this post, I will summarize three of the opinions, two of the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, International Law & Trade

FATCA Alert: IRS Issues Final Version of the Form W-8BEN-E and Accompanying Instructions

On June 25, 2014, the IRS finally issued the instructions to the new version of Form W-8BEN-E, an 8-page withholding certificate to be completed by foreign entities. Previously, foreign individuals and most foreign entities…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Texas Supreme Court Orders (8/14)

As Scott mentioned last week, we expect a number of opinions between now and the end of the month. The Court held conference yesterday, is holding conference today, and will hold conference tomorrow (Saturday). The Court will…more
| Civil Procedure

Energy Reform In Mexico When, How, And What Does It All Mean For Mexico And Industry Participants?

Today, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the promulgation of the six secondary laws packages passed by the Mexican Congress last week to implement the most ambitious energy reform in Mexico since the oil industry…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (8/14)

The Court has seven conference days scheduled this month. As a result, look for some opinions to be issued this month before the 8/31 end of the fiscal year. …more
| Civil Procedure

Tax Court Decisions: Briefing, Opinion, and Decision, Rule 155, and Supplemental Proceedings

- Briefing - Opinion - Post-Trial Motions - Claims For Litigation And Administrative Costs Under Code § 7430 (Other Than Code § 7430(F)(2)) - Decision - Appeals From Tax Court -…more
| Civil Procedure, Taxation

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in Business Transactions

In This Presentation: - Data Breaches: By the numbers - Costs of Data Breach - Cybersecurity Considerations in Business Transactions - Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions - Cybersecurity –…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Joint Development Trends in Oil & Gas Transactions

The development of shale plays continues to be the focus of the energy industry. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, almost a quarter of the estimated natural gas resources in the U.S. and approximately 24…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities
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