Legal Roundup

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Commends Department of Labor for Heeding His Request to Rescind the Unlawful Obama-Era Persuader Rule

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Jul 21, 2018

Attorney General Paxton today commended the U.S. Department of Labor after it rescinded the Obama-era Persuader Rule, which violated the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.

FISH & RICHARDSON: EDTX & NDTX Monthly Wrap-Up — June 2018

By Fish & Richardson PC. | Jul 18, 2018

This post is our latest review of noteworthy case developments in the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas for the month of June 2018.

BOYARMILLER: Seasoned Commercial Litigator Stacy Stanley Russell Joins BoyarMiller

By BoyarMiller | Jul 18, 2018

BoyarMiller is pleased to announce that Stacy Stanley Russell, a distinguished litigator with more than 20 years of legal experience, has joined the firm as Of Counsel.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Defends Constitutionality of Texas Law on the Humane Disposition of Fetal Remains

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Jul 18, 2018

Attorney General Ken Paxton said he’s confident that by the end of an expected weeklong trial that began in U.S. District Court today, lawyers from his office will firmly establish the constitutionality of a Texas law that provides new rules on the humane disposition of fetal remains.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE: North Texas woman heading to prison for burning down the house

By Texas Department of Insurance | Jul 18, 2018

A Dallas woman with a history of filing 31 insurance claims against a dozen companies got burned when one turned out to be arson.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Leads 14-State Brief Challenging Constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Jul 15, 2018

Leading a coalition of 14 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

BAKERHOSTETLER: IPAA Honors BakerHostetler Partner for 25 Years of Outstanding Legal Service

By BakerHostetler | Jul 15, 2018

BakerHostetler partner Poe Leggette was honored by the Independent Petroleum Association of America in late June for the quarter-century he has dedicated to successfully representing the association and its members, and having helped save the industry billions of dollars during that time.

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS: RPT Statement on Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

By Republican Party of Texas | Jul 15, 2018

Chairman Dickey: We are blessed as a nation to have President Trump and a Republican Senate at this critical moment Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey issued the following statement on the President’s announcement: “By all accounts, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a jurist committed to the Constitution and is exactly the type of Justice the President said he would appoint.

CITY OF BEAUMONT: Beaumont Man Arrested for Assault on Public Servant- 2 Officers Injured- 4 Exposed to Suspect’s Bodily Fluids

By City of Beaumont | Jul 15, 2018

Beaumont Police responded to 2675 S. 4th (Shop N Save) in reference to a disturbance in which the suspect was believed to be intoxicated on PCP.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE: Health care provider sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud

By Texas Department of Insurance | Jul 15, 2018

A Deer Park health care worker has been sentenced for falsifying workers’ compensation claims.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Jul 15, 2018

Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: “Brett Kavanaugh is an extraordinarily well-qualified Supreme Court nominee, in the mold of Justice Gorsuch, President Trump’s superb first pick for the high court.

AG Paxton leads 11-state coalition in brief to prevent Texas from becoming a sanctuary state for abortions

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Jul 10, 2018

Leading an 11-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit defending the federal government’s refusal to facilitate abortions for unlawfully-present minor aliens who were apprehended while attempting to enter the country.

AG Paxton’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Collaborates on Multi-Agency Arrests of 12 Individuals in Houston-Area Health Care Fraud Takedown

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Jul 7, 2018

Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of his office for its role in the arrests of 12 Houston-area individuals as part of the largest health care fraud enforcement action in American history.

OSHA LIANG: Osha Liang Once Again Ranked in IAM Patent 1000

By Osha Liang LLP | Jun 22, 2018

Osha Liang issued the following announcement on June 15.For the second year in a row, Osha Liang was recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 as one of the top patent firms in Texas.

BOYAR MILLER: BoyarMiller Ranked Fourth among Houston’s Top Labor and Employment Law Firm

By BoyarMiller | Jun 22, 2018

BoyarMiller ranked fourth on the 2018 Houston Business Journal list of the largest Houston-area labor and employment law firms. The firm provides counsel and litigation services for the vast array of human resource-related issues facing businesses today, including how to navigate non-competes, FLSA classification, workplace harassment in the #metoo era and more.

ARNOLD & ITKIN: Claim Filed for Seaman Made Ill by Toxic Pathogens

By Arnold and Itkin LLP | Jun 22, 2018

Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a hardworking seaman who contracted a life-threatening respiratory illness two times while working aboard a cargo ship—the APL PHILLIPINES—out of Los Angeles, CA. Arnold & Itkin has filed suit against the ship’s owner and operator, both of whom owed our client a safe working environment free from toxic pathogens.

ARNOLD & ITKIN: Jones Act Claim Filed for Worker Who Lost His Thumb

By Arnold and Itkin LLP | Jun 22, 2018

The Jones Act lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida seaman injured on a well intervention vessel.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Paxton’s Office, FTC Team Up to Stop Scams Against Small Businesses

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Jun 22, 2018

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Consumer Protection Division of his office took legal action against three companies, including a Houston-based labor poster operation, as a part of the Federal Trade Commission’s law enforcement sweep targeting scam artists who attempt to defraud small businesses.

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