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Fifth Circuit Finds That Chapter 7 Debtors’ IRA Proceeds Not Timely Reinvested Lose Exempt Status

The Headline: In In re Hawk, __ F.3d __, 2017 WL 3048605 (5th Cir. 2017), […]

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Texas Supreme Court Places a Constraint on Deals between Claimants and Insureds

When an insurance carrier refuses to provide a defense to an insured, based on its […]

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Supreme Court Finds That Loan Purchaser Collecting Its Own Debt Is Not Subject to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The Headline: In Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., ____ S.Ct. ____, 2017 WL 2507342 […]

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Can an Employer Have Exposure to a Retaliation Claim Despite the Ultimate Decision-Maker Having No Retaliatory Motive?

This question was addressed in Fisher v. Lufkin Industries, 847 F.3d 752 (5th Cir. 2017). […]

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Supreme Court Finds Time Barred Claim Does Not Violate Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The Headline: The United States Supreme Court, resolving a split among circuit level courts, found […]

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Claim against Employer for Sexual Assault by a Vice Principal Is Not Preempted by TCHRA

In Waffle House, Inc. v. Williams, 312 S.W.3d 796 (Tex. 2010), the Texas Supreme Court […]

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Do Employees Have Free Rein To Use Extreme Profanity Against Employers On Social Media?

A look into employment law and social media usage.    In 2011, Hernan Perez, an […]

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Chapter 313 Tax Limitation Application and Agreement Process

Chapter 313 and the Comptroller’s administrative rules govern the review and approval process for the […]

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How to Handle Being Wrong – If the law says you are wrong, own it.

The world is full of dissonance—competing concepts forced into a sort of harmony. The law […]

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What To Expect Following Trump’s Executive Order

Employment Law and Trump’s Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American   On […]

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