Jackson Walker

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Dallas, Texas 75202, United States

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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

CLO Market: The Volcker Rule and Risk Retention

Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) are a type of Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) created by pooling large commercial loans and debt instruments. This pool is divided into various tranches with different risk–return…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Nancy Hamilton's Notes: 18½ Minutes vs. 2 Years: Then and Now

During the Watergate scandal of 1973 and 1974, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, the Nixon White House tapes were the focal point of a media firestorm and the nation's rapt attention,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Supreme Court Strikes Down Presumption of Prudence to ESOP Fiduciaries

In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer,1 the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday held that ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) fiduciaries are not entitled to any special presumption of prudence and are subject to the same duty of…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Supreme Court Rebukes EPA's Broad Interpretation Of Its Power To Regulate GHGs And Sends Message For EPA To Carefully Proceed With Its Ongoing GHG Programs

On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court, in a 5–4 decision,1 affirmed in part and reversed in part the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") greenhouse gas ("GHG")…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

EPA Proposes First Nationwide Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing U.S. Power Plants

Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its rule proposal to regulate the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the entire existing U.S. fleet of coal, natural gas, and other fossil–fueled power plants…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

IRS Takes New Position on IRA 60-Day Rollover Rule: Bobrow v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2014-21

In light of its recent Tax Court victory in Bobrow v. Commissioner, the IRS is taking a tougher stance on a taxpayer's ability to make more than one tax-free/penalty-free IRA rollover per year. This change in policy will take…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Acquisition Structure Decision Tree: Choice and Acquisition of Entities in Texas Course

Buying or selling a closely held business, including the purchase of a division or a subsidiary, can be structured as (i) a statutory combination such as a statutory merger or share exchange, (ii) a negotiated purchase of…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Drafting Tips: Securities Lending Authorization Agreements

Securities lending is a type of transaction in which an entity ("Lender") with a large portfolio of securities (e.g., a pension fund or endowment) lends its securities to a borrower ("Borrower") in exchange for collateral (often…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Top Courts at Work on EPA Rules: U.S. Supreme Court Resurrects the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA's Mercury Air Toxics Standards Rule While We Await Supreme Court Decision on GHG Rule

Electric utilities anticipate a summer of new EPA rules targeting the industry, including a proposed New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) greenhouse gas (GHG) rule for existing power plants, the finalization of the NSPS GHG…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

IP Litigation Insider

Eastern District of Texas Adopts Model Order for Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art - On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Chief District Judge Leonard Davis, on behalf of the Eastern District of Texas, adopted a model "Order…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

$3 Million Verdict in Fracking Case - Fluke or the Harbinger of Claims to Come?

In a highly anticipated verdict reached on April 22, 2014, a Dallas County Court at Law jury awarded the Parr family $2.925 million against Aruba Petroleum on a nuisance claim arising out of drilling in the Barnett Shale in Wise…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Personal Injury

Steve Fogle Speaks: Neely II vs. McIlvain

Since 1990, media law practitioners have cited the Texas Supreme Court's ruling in McIlvain v. Jacobs for the proposition that a media defendant's reporting of third–party allegations is substantially true if it accurately…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury

Supreme Court Makes It Easier To Seek Sanctions For Frivolous Patent Suits

The Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases yesterday that will make it easier for defendants to seek sanctions against non-practicing entities or any other entity for abusive patent litigation. In Highmark Inc. v. Allcare…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property
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