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Ebola and the Workplace: What Employers Need To Know

In light of the Ebola virus outbreak abroad and the recent Ebola cases in the U.S., employers should be aware of the laws implicated in their treatment of employees. Though employment issues related to Ebola may appear to be…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Reasonable Fee Issues for Fiduciaries on the Horizon

The Supreme Court is poised to address whether fiduciaries' decisions—especially in using fee sharing arrangements—are subject to deference when challenged. The Eighth and Ninth Circuit courts recently decided these issues,…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts

HHS Proposes New Safe Harbor Rules, Revises Others

Last week the Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS") issued a proposed rule amending the safe harbor regulations promulgated under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b). The proposed rule would make…more
| Health

IRS: Investment Fund Managers are Subject to Self-Employment Tax

The Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") recently issued internal guidance in the form of a Chief Counsel Advice (the "CCA") indicating that the IRS has taken the position that the "limited…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Joint Venture Critical Issues: Formation, Governance, Competition And Exits

The joint venture is a vehicle for the development of a business opportunity by two or more entities acting together, and will exist if the parties have: (1) a community of interest in the venture, (2) an agreement to share…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Wall v. VistaCare, Inc.: Successor Liability for Medicare Providers

A recent decision in the Northern District of Texas provides helpful guidance for health care corporations looking to limit their potential successor liability for Medicare fraud and overpayments. On August 4, 2014, U.S…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

To Caesar, Only What Is Due - An Opportunity under § 505(a)(2)(C) for Ad Valorem Taxes?

Plagued with financial uncertainty and inadequate resources, debtors often fail to take the steps that are needed to minimize property taxes in the period leading up to bankruptcy. Tax protests go unfiled and valuations go…more
| Bankruptcy, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

The View From Afar: Fans in the United States may be more engaged in international sports, but the interest goes both ways

Another soccer World Cup has come and gone, and the event again demonstrated the increasing willingness of American sports fans to be drawn into what the rest of the world was watching. But Americans may not be as keenly aware…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, International Law & Trade

Stacy Allen Speaks: Video Game Makers Strike Out In College Athlete Cases – Coaching Tips For The Virtual World

Over the past several years, I have written about a series of decisions in suits brought by former collegiate athletes against EA Sports and the NCAA, seeking compensation for the use of their likenesses and those of thousands…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property

Texas Web Publishers Earn Novel Protection Against Stale Lawsuits

In a case of first impression for a state appellate court, a Texas broadcaster was protected against a stale libel suit arising from a news report posted to the Internet…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

Bob Latham Speaks: Experienced Journalists Needed

It has been said that everyone likes to make fun of lawyers – until they need one. The same might be said for another group of oft-criticized professionals: journalists. And in a world where information is available from so many…more
| Communications & Media Law

Texas Supreme Court's Recent Shareholder Oppression Opinions Reaffirm Primacy of Common Law Fiduciary Duties Under Gearhart

In three recent cases, the Texas Supreme Court has made it clear that for claims of "minority shareholder oppression" — essentially, acts of a majority shareholder group that are harmful to a minority shareholder without…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Securities Law

Copyright Infringement

I. INTRODUCTION A. Scope. This paper addresses practical aspects of a typical copyright infringement case, a deceptively simple subject. Plaintiff introduces its copyright registration, proves defendant copied too…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

The Accommodation Doctrine Revisited: A Question of "Fairness to Both Parties"

As Texas holds tight to its position as the nation's number one oil and natural gas producing state, the Texas Supreme Court's decision to revisit the over forty-year-old accommodation doctrine, which requires oil and gas…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential

Aviation Flyer - Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Forum Non Conveniens - A Defendant’s Initial Impulse Could Be The Riskiest - Providing Information To Expert Witnesses: A Quick Guide To The Proper Procedures And Potential Pitfalls - Lennar…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Personal Injury, Transportation
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