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Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (11/14)

In its weekly orders (11/21/14), the Texas Supreme Court issued five new opinions and granted review in three cases. Click here to read the order list and find the opinions…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Restyled Texas Rules of Evidence

On November 19, the Texas Supreme Court issued an advisory, to inform the Bar, the judiciary, and the public of an order approving the restyled Texas Rules of Evidence. The Court's advisory is reproduced at the bottom of this…more
| Civil Procedure

You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry... Wage and Hour Investigations on the Rise

A representative from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)'s Wage and Hour Division recently warned that the payroll practices of some of this state's most active industries (including the oil and gas services industry) may be…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities, Government Contracting

Trademark Owners: Beware Of Phony “Government” Communications

Trademark owners should be on guard for unfamiliar or unsolicited trademark correspondence requesting fees for “registration,” “monitoring,” or other legal services, as these may be attempts by private companies to charge…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

This Week at the Texas Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 5: No. 12-0946, In re Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC - Relator Bridgestone seeks a writ of mandamus compelling dismissal of the underlying case for forum non conveniens. The case involves an…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade

2015 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments Applicable To Employee Benefit Plans

Elective Deferral Contributions: For the 2015 calendar year, the annual limitation under Code section 402(g)(1) on the amount of elective deferrals to Code section 401(k) plans, Code section 403(b) plans, and Code section…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

2014 Midterm Elections: An Employer's DO's and DON'Ts

With the 2014 midterm elections coming up on Tuesday, employers may be grappling with election-related issues, such as employee requests for time off to vote and/or participate in political activities, as well as co-worker…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Texas Supreme Court Orders and Opinion (10/14)

The Court issued its opinion in No. 13-0761, In re National Lloyds Insurance Company. This petition for a writ of mandamus was not argued; the court has issued a per curiam opinion under Rule 52.8(c). The mandamus petition…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Deadline November 5 For Large Self-Insured Health Plans To Obtain Health Plan Identifier

Regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) pursuant to the Affordable Care Act require certain health plans to obtain a Health Plan Identifier (an “HPID”) by November 5, 2014. The HPID is a…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ebola and the Workplace: Frequently Asked Questions

After two Dallas nurses have contracted Ebola and the deadly disease continues to spread in West Africa, employers increasingly face the unique challenge of maintaining a safe workplace while avoiding potential legal landmines. …more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Texas Supreme Court Argument Preview (10/14)

No. 13-0199, Steadfast Financial LLC v. Bradshaw - This is an oil & gas royalty dispute in which a non-participating royalty owner sued the owner of the executive right for failure to obtain a higher royalty interest in a new…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview - 10/14

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in the following three cases. Arguments begin at 9:00 am..…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Health

Texas Supreme Court Orders 10/14 (Six Petitions Granted)

Because there are no opinions and no grants in the Supreme Court's order list this morning, this is a good opportunity for me to do the promised post on the petitions granted in the October 3, 2014 order list…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Insurance

Texas Supreme Court oral-argument preview (10/14)

The Texas Supreme Court will hear two oral arguments at the Texas Tech School of Law on 10/9/14: No. 13-0136, Nabors Well Servs. Ltd. v. Romero -- The issue is whether evidence of seatbelt nonusage is inadmissible, even…more
| Civil Procedure, Education, Personal Injury

GAO Issues Final Report with Recommendations to Improve Large Partnership Audits

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recently issued its final report with recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of large partnership audits, a copy of which is available here. The GAO issued two…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation
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