Employers simultaneously face a public-health crisis and the requirements of a sweeping new law. This guest article from labor and employment experts at Bell Nunnally answers key questions Texas employers need to be mindful of to protect both the welfare of their employees and the livelihood of their businesses.
In an unusual move, an established trade organization is waging a battle against former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith and his company. Smith alleges patent infringement, while the trade organization alleges Smith is attacking small businesses. Natalie Posgate explains.
Every business leader, from a Fortune 500 CEO to a sole proprietor of a neighborhood business, is looking out on a business landscape utterly transformed by events beyond their—or anyone’s—control. As a result, the next three or four years will not bring “normal” litigation. What is coming will be tough and brutal, as it was at the height of the 1980s banking crisis. Mike Lynn explains.
As we endure the COVID-19 epidemic and become an increasingly virtual society, we must realize that cancellations, workplace disruptions, business interruptions and civil authority will be more prevalent. Here are some basic legal issues all business leaders need to know.
NDTX Postpones All Federal Trials for Six Weeks; Texas Office of Court Administration Offers New Guidelines for Judges on COVID-19
U.S. District Court Chief Judge Barbara Lynn of the Northern District of Texas issued an order Friday afternoon that calls for all civil and criminal trials scheduled now through May 1 to be reset at a later date as a result of concerns over the coronavirus. Texas Office of Court Administration told state judges to reschedule or suspend proceedings due to COVID-19.
If you are like most people, you are trying to anticipate the short-term and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the recent spate of suspended meetings, conferences and other events, such as Austin canceling its South by Southwest festival, many are questioning the legal liability of the individuals and organizations involved. This issue has led a likely record number of people to read, for the first time, the force majeure clauses embedded in the standard boilerplate provisions.
A Dallas state judge is considering a motion to disqualify a Houston law firm in an oil and gas royalty dispute for having a conflict of interest with the Bank of Texas. Natalie Posgate has the who and why.
In a summary judgment issued Friday, a federal court in California dismissed a class action lawsuit against a financial news publication and its premium subscription service. The case involved some Texas lawyers and the TCPA (No, not that one; the Telephone Consumer Protection Act).
A new ruling keeps six lawsuits in open court that allege a lack of security — and candor — by a Dallas-area independent living facility yielded tragic consequences when a serial killer murdered eight residents in 2016.
Lawyers for Dallas-based Baron & Budd and Austin-based Slack Davis worked with federal prosecutors to force Sanofi-Aventis U.S. to pay $11.85 million to settle charges that the pharmaceutical company violated the federal False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to Medicare patients though a nonprofit patient assistance program.