Observers believe that the COVID-19-related public health emergency (PHE) will be extended until April of 2023.
A number of unprecedented personal-injury verdicts in Texas—largely consisting of record high soft-damage awards—have grabbed the attention of Texas appellate courts.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a scheduling order from the US District Court for the Western District of Texas and directed the court to postpone fact discovery and other substantive proceedings until it considered a motion for transfer.
In this episode, OSHA Practice Chair Mike Taylor and Shareholder Adam Roseman talk to Samuel Peña, Houston Fire Department chief. Samuel discusses the structure of fire departments, nuances in emergency response, and what can be done to develop more thorough emergency plans for private organizations.
On September 7, 2022, a US district court judge for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling that preventive care provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring private insurance plans to cover drugs that prevent HIV infection at no cost to patients violate religious rights.
New patent cases filed in Waco, Texas are to be “randomly assigned” to 12 judges across the state, pursuant to a July 25 order from the Western District of Texas (the Order).
The Court of Appeals of Texas (Fourth District) upheld a trial court’s order denying a motion to dismiss a breach of confidentiality agreement claim pursuant to the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), which is designed to protect people from strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP).
A recent order from Chief Judge Garcia of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas (WDTX) changes how judges are initially assigned to cases filed in its Waco Division. As of July 25, 2022, patent cases filed in the Waco Division shall be randomly assigned to one of 12 judges.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a civil enforcement action in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas charging Cornelius Johannes Steynberg and Mirror Trading International Proprietary Limited (MTI) (collectively, the defendants) with fraud and registration violations.
On July 1, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will begin implementing the Racetrack Safety Rule, which is the first phase of a two-part scheme to create national standards for thoroughbred horse racing safety and welfare, as proposed by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA). Established when Congress passed the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act in 2020, HISA is responsible for drafting and enforcing uniform safety and integrity rules in thoroughbred racing in the United States. HISA drafts and prepares rules that it then proposes to the FTC to either adopt or reject. The FTC is the ultimate implementing and promulgating body of these rules.
On December 16, 2022, a federal district judge in California denied artist Ryder Ripps’s and his partner’s anti-SLAPP motion and motion to dismiss in a closely monitored action filed against them by Yuga Labs, Inc. (“Yuga”), the creator behind the monumentally successful Bored Ape Yacht Club (“BAYC”) NFTs.
If your New Year’s resolution is fitness-related, we’re on the same page … or hamster wheel.
Even with the strictest compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and best workplace safety practices, on-the-job injuries from time to time are inevitable in the construction industry.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) promised in a March 2022 hearing to address what it considered to be “severe and pervasive” discrimination in the construction sector.
On December 2, 2022, President Joseph Biden signed the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (Cannabis Research Act), which provides a mechanism for industry and academia to access and research cannabis, including marijuana and other cannabis-derived products without violating the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Section 204 of Title II of Division BB of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 amended the Internal Revenue Code, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to add rules governing prescription drug data collection (RxDC).
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