On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum that, according to the White House, are aimed at combating pay discrimination and strengthening the enforcement of equal pay for…more
-- Reshaping the world in the past several decades:
.. continued growth of multinationals
.. increased cross-border workers and consumers
.. increased imported goods and services
Many of you have been there – the scheduling conference in a courtroom in the Eastern District of Texas for the court's patent litigation docket. The purpose of these mass gatherings is, of course, to assemble all the attorneys…more
On February 25, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Davis unveiled an expedited case management procedure available to patent litigants in the Eastern District of Texas. The new procedure, known as "Track B," is an alternative to the…more
This is the seventh and last of a seven-part series describing "Hot Employment Topics for 2014." Part VII focuses upon "Same-Sex Workplace Harassment."
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently…more
This paper will describe the basics of aircraft transactions, including aircraft sale, purchase and ownership issues and how current aviation practitioners can expand their practice area to include aircraft transactions, pull in…more
Here are some important Dodd-Frank rules that you need to keep in mind if you are neither a Swap Dealer nor a Major Swap Participant ("Non-SD/MSP").
General Rule. Dodd-Frank requires all swaps listed in…more
This is the sixth of a seven-part series describing "Hot Employment Topics for 2014." Part VI focuses upon "Use of Marijuana in the Workplace."
Recent publicity about the enactment of laws in several states legalizing the…more
The Federal Communications Commission was scheduled to begin this spring a "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs." Backed by a 110-page report from two prestigious journalism schools and a "Final Research Design"…more
The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the main issues and documents related to the challenges confronting mineral owners in the negotiation of contracts with energy companies. In addition the paper will…more
The IRS has provided relief for persons who missed the opportunity to make a "portability election." To understand the importance of the relief, a review of the basics is in order…more
This is the fifth of a seven-part series describing "Hot Employment Topics for 2014." Part V focuses upon "Use of Arrests and Convictions in the Employment Process."
One hot topic in 2014 will be the issue of employer…more
The purpose of this article is to explain the concept of “standing” in probate and guardianship actions, to discuss how the topic should be raised, and to provide some specificexamples of situations where the standing of a…more
Traditional eminent domain trial work is unique. Liability, in the true sense of the word, is not at issue, and very often there is only one simple question for the jury to answer – what amount of money will adequately and…more
One of the pillars of a debtor’s fresh start is the anti-discrimination provisions of § 525 of the Bankruptcy Code, which codifies the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Perez v. Campbell. The Court held that two state statutes…more
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