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Attn. General Counsel: Big Changes are Coming to Wage-and-Hour Law

Attn. General Counsel: Big Changes are Coming to Wage-and-Hour Law

It is simply a matter of time before the federal government starts enacting changes that could increase minimum wage, raise the salary threshold for overtime exemption, and change commonly used…

SEC Brings Fraud Charges on Houston Investment Firm – Updated

SEC Brings Fraud Charges on Houston Investment Firm – Updated

The SEC claims Robare Group Ltd. failed to disclose a conflict of interest to its clients when it recommended they invest in particular mutual funds and in turn received compensation…

Two Former Xerox/ACS Executives and SEC Settle Charges for $675,000

Two Former Xerox/ACS Executives and SEC Settle Charges for $675,000

The former executives were represented by two Dallas attorneys: Paul Coggins of Locke Lord and Danny Ashby of K&L Gates.…

FAA and Businesses at Odds Over Commercial Drone Use

FAA and Businesses at Odds Over Commercial Drone Use

This article is an extensive update on the legal issues regarding commercial drone use and what is ahead.…

10 Months In, New Trade Secret Law is ‘Important Development’

10 Months In, New Trade Secret Law is ‘Important Development’

Some 10 months after a new state trade secret statute became effective, an expected surge in litigation hasn't ensued, experts say. …

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Litigation Trends Survey Reveals an Increasingly Active Regulatory Environment

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Litigation Trends Survey Reveals an Increasingly Active Regulatory Environment

Regulatory/investigations are near the top of the list of litigation concerns for senior in-house counsel, and more time is being spent on government or regulatory investigations in company legal departments.…

SEC v. The Wylys: Insider Trading Trial Goes Way Beyond Texas

<em>SEC v. The Wylys:</em> Insider Trading Trial Goes Way Beyond Texas

Dallas billionaire investor Sam Wyly wrote in his book 1,000 Dollars and an Idea that “the world owes a debt of gratitude” to junk bond king Michael Milken. Wyly is…

The Behind-the-Scenes Story in Mark Cuban’s Insider Trading Trial

The Behind-the-Scenes Story in Mark Cuban’s Insider Trading Trial

As Tom Melsheimer gave his closing argument to the jury last October, his client slipped him a piece a paper. “He wanted me to tell something to the jury,” Melsheimer…

Mark Cuban Launches New SEC Transcript Venture

Mark Cuban Launches New SEC Transcript Venture

Inspired by his own recent experience, Cuban is blogging about transcripts to "help people who have to decide how to engage the SEC in civil litigation."…

SEC: Texans Rank Fourth in Snitching on Business Fraud

SEC: Texans Rank Fourth in Snitching on Business Fraud

The SEC received 135 tips in 2013 from Texans blowing the whistle on bosses or business partners for possible fraud. …

SEC Examiners Invade Houston

SEC Examiners Invade Houston

Twenty-five agents of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission invade Houston next week to conduct dozens of financial examinations of broker-dealers and investment advisors that either haven’t been audited in…

SEC Operations During Federal Government Shutdown

SEC Operations During Federal Government Shutdown

Scott Kimpel and Cam Zachry provide insight into SEC operations if there's a government shut and how it impacts public companies.…

New Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Aims to Protect Innovation

New Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Aims to Protect Innovation

The TUTSA applies to acts of trade secret misappropriation occurring on or after Sept. 1, 2013, and is found in the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 134A. …

SEC Allows General Solicitation to Attract New Investment

SEC Allows General Solicitation to Attract New Investment

Winstead corporate lawyer Alex Arellano says the days of hedge funds and start-ups buying advertising time during your favorite football game half time show may be upon us. …

Cities, Power Companies and Farmers Await Texas Water Access Decision

Cities, Power Companies and Farmers Await Texas Water Access Decision

Texas’ environmental watchdog is expected to reveal Friday whether it will continue allowing municipalities and power generators to jump to the front of the line over the right to use…

Fifth Amendment Privilege: Shield or Sword in White-Collar Cases?

Fifth Amendment Privilege: Shield or Sword in White-Collar Cases?

A shotgun, a getaway car and a double homicide—how could a case with these facts affect general counsels and business lawyers across Texas? Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court…

Facebook, You and the Government: The SEC is Following Your Tweets

Facebook, You and the Government: The SEC is Following Your Tweets

The SEC now allows public companies, within certain parameters, to use social media to disclose material, nonpublic information. This new rule is already changing how companies talk to the marketplace.…

Fifth Circuit Grants Emergency Stay in Whooping Crane Case

Fifth Circuit Grants Emergency Stay in Whooping Crane Case

A three-judge panel on Tuesday granted an emergency stay requested by Texas officials and large energy business interests to stop a lower federal court from enforcing sweeping environmental reforms in…

2013 Legislative Session is Critical for Oil & Gas, says Energy Expert Gary Compton

2013 Legislative Session is Critical for Oil & Gas, says Energy Expert Gary Compton

Lawmakers already have a 20-page list of proposed bills covering oil and gas, water, the environment, and related tax measures.…

Patent Filers: No More Swearing, says IP Law Expert Yon Sohn

Patent Filers: No More Swearing, says IP Law Expert Yon Sohn

Patent-intensive businesses may find that when the clock strikes midnight on March 16, their R&D investment may turn into a pumpkin.…

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