Jackson Walker

Supreme Court Vacates Ruling on Time-Barred ERISA Claims

In Tibble v. Edison Int’l1, the U.S. Supreme Court today vacated a Ninth Circuit ruling that Edison plan beneficiaries' ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) fiduciary claims against the company based on allegedly…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts

Considerations and Consequences of a Bankruptcy Filing in the Oil and Gas Industry

A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of an oil and gas company will likely have broad implications for a wide range of parties. Certain pervasive agreements in today’s oil and gas industry generate substantial, high-dollar…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking

EEOC Proposes Rules Related to Employee Wellness Programs

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), and in an age of overall rising healthcare costs, many employers are instituting more robust wellness programs in order to reduce their health insurance costs. In these…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime in a Long-Term Care Facility and OIG Findings

On June 17, 2011, CMS published a memorandum detailing the reporting requirements when there is a reasonable suspicion of a crime in a long-term care facility as required by section 1150B of the Social Security Act…more
| Criminal Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

TDADS denying HCSSA License Renewals because of Tax Liens

In July 2012, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a Report entitled "Providers in Three States with Unpaid Federal Taxes Received over $6 Billion in Medicaid Reimbursements" (the "Report")…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Taxation

Paul Watler Speaks: Save the Plane – Or Save Yourself From a Libel Suit?

Fear of liability may match fear of flying for many Americans. We all know that commercial aviation is one of the safest forms of modern transportation. But it only takes a gut-wrenching drop of an aircraft in the midst…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Privacy, Transportation

Hedging Oil & Gas Production

The recent, dramatic decline in the price of oil illustrates the risk that every oil and gas producer has to declining energy commodity prices. This paper discusses various methods for “hedging” or reducing price risk. In…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

BLM Announces New Hydraulic Fracturing Rules for Oil and Gas Wells on Federal Lands; Industry Trade Associations and the State of Wyoming Immediately File Challenges

On March 26, 2015, the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published its final rule setting new standards for hydraulic fracturing on onshore federal and Indian lands. The final rule, as published in the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Government Contracting, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Recent Federal Court Ruling: No ERISA Preemption of Texas Prompt Pay Law Regarding Payment Deadlines; Texas Legislature May Act on Prompt Pay Issues

What's new. A Texas federal district court has ruled that ERISA does not preempt or prohibit application of the Texas Prompt Pay ("TPP") law to Third Party Administrators ("TPAs") of self-funded benefit plans. Judge Lynn found…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Stacy Allen Speaks: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Unpopular Celebrities And The Right Of Publicity

In retrospect, the victories won by former college football stars in their right of publicity lawsuits against Electronic Arts and its hugely popular NCAA Football videogame franchise are hardly surprising. How could anyone…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

Coming Soon: Your_Brand.Sucks

Discussion about how something "sucks" is no longer reserved for middle school lunchrooms. Soon the Internet will include a new generic top-level domain ("gTLD") for .SUCKS. The goal of this new gTLD—according to its operator,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

SEC Adopts Final Rules Expanding Regulation A, Providing a New Option for Offerings Under $50 Million

On March 25, 2015, the SEC formally adopted its final rule amendments governing the expansion of registration exemptions for public offerings of $50 million or less in any 12-month period under Regulation A of the Securities Act…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Recent Federal Court Ruling on Application of Texas Prompt Pay Laws to Self-Funded, Medicaid and Out-of-State Plans and Their Third Party Administrators

What's new? A Dallas federal district court recently ruled that the Texas Prompt Pay Law does not apply to employer-funded health plans, Medicaid plans, or out of state patients that use Texas providers, or to a Third Party…more
| Health, Insurance

I Can Fly it For Fun–Why Not For Profit? Proposed FAA Rules For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Every week, it seems you hear another business is using unmanned aerial vehicles. So why are you, or your company, still grounded? That could change soon…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Transportation

White House Introduces Discussion Draft of Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Although most states have enacted some form of data privacy and breach notification laws, and certain federal statutory schemes cover specific industry sectors, there are no privacy protections for all personal data. Given the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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