Legal Roundup

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Jackson Mabry Joins Dallas Office of National Construction Law Firm Peckar & Abramson as an Associate

By Peckar and Abramson, A Professional Corporation | Mar 25, 2019

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Jackson Mabry has joined the firm’s Dallas office as an Associate.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Mar 25, 2019

BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS), a Dallas health care company, will pay $75,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

TEXAS SUPREME COURT: Hours After Senate Confirmation, Justice Busby Takes Oath to Join the Texas Supreme Court

By Texas Supreme Court | Mar 25, 2019

Standing before Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who nominated him, J. Brett Busby repeated the oath of office as the governor delivered it Wednesday afternoon, becoming the Court’s newest justice.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Husch Blackwell P3 Report and Survey Document Growing Appeal of Public-Private Partnerships

By Husch Blackwell LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce the release of its second-annual Public-Private Partnership Trends Report and the results of its fifth-annual survey of registrants attending the Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo (P3C), which took place March 4-6, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig’s Adelaida Vasquez Named a 2019 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Adelaida Vasquez, a Shareholder in the Houston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named a 2019 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE: Department of Labor’s Newly Proposed Overtime Rule Raises Salary Thresholds of White Collar Exemptions to FLSA

By McGinnis Lochridge | Mar 18, 2019

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour division issued a highly anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on March 7, 2019, seeking to raise the minimum salary threshold to qualify for the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (“FLSA”) “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, or professional (“EAP”) workers.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Four Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Texas Rising Stars

By Husch Blackwell LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Husch Blackwell LLP issued the following announcement on March 12.Four Texas-based Husch Blackwell attorneys have been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list. Katharine David, Houston – Eminent Domain Kevin Koronka, Austin – Employment & Labor *Philip J.

PILLSBURY: Amanda G. Halter Named Managing Partner in Houston

By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaww Pittman LLP | Mar 18, 2019

Pillsbury has named Amanda G. Halter managing partner of the firm’s 20-lawyer Houston office. Halter, who joined the firm in 2013, is the first woman to lead the 16-year-old office.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Pax­ton Applauds Pres­i­dent Trump’s Nom­i­na­tion of Texas Deputy First Assis­tant Attor­ney Gen­er­al Brant­ley Starr to a U.S. Dis­trict Court in Dallas

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Mar 11, 2019

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended President Trump’s nomination of current Texas Deputy First Assistant Attorney General Brantley Starr to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.

MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE: Five McGinnis Lochridge Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars

By McGinnis Lochridge | Mar 11, 2019

Five attorneys from McGinnis Lochridge have been recognized as Rising Stars in the 2019 edition of Texas Super Lawyers.

BOYARMILLER: Texas Super Lawyers Selects Five BoyarMiller Attorneys as 2019 Rising Stars

By BoyarMiller | Mar 11, 2019

Texas Super Lawyers has selected five BoyarMiller attorneys to its 2019 Rising Stars list in the Texas edition of Super Lawyers.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS: $37.6 Million Verdict Against Honda in Defective Seat Belt Lawsuit

By Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels & Friend | Mar 11, 2019

On February 13, 2019, a Texas jury returned a $37.6 million verdict against Honda, finding that the seat belt system in a Honda minivan had a design defect that left a woman paralyzed after the vehicle was involved in a rollover crash.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Review Results in Government Contractor Paying $250,000 in Back Pay and Interest to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination

By U.S. Department of Labor | Mar 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the GEO Group Inc. – a company specializing in privatized corrections, detention, and mental health treatment – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at the company’s Joe Corley Detention Center in Conroe, Texas.

BUTLER SNOW: Butler Snow Attorneys Recognized in Austin Lawyer

By Butler Snow | Mar 5, 2019

Butler Snow attorneys Christopher R. Cowan, Cedric E. Evans, Eric J.R. Nichols, Amanda G. Taylor, and Karson K. Thompson were recently recognized in the New to the Office section of the March 2019 edition of Austin Lawyer.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Michael A. Branca Named a Fellow of the American College of Construction Law

By Peckar and Abramson, A Professional Corporation | Mar 5, 2019

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Michael A.Branca has been named a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Peckar & Abramson Supports the National Association of Women in Construction (Nawic) Women in Construction (Wic) Week

By Peckar and Abramson, A Professional Corporation | Mar 5, 2019

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce its support for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Women in Construction (WIC) Week, taking place March 3-9, 2019.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Pax­ton Announces Start of Wells Far­go Con­sumer Redress Review Program

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Mar 5, 2019

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the start of Wells Fargo’s consumer redress review program, which is a key requirement of the bank’s recent $575 million settlement with Texas, 49 other states and the District of Columbia over violations of consumer protection laws.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF TEXAS: Two RGV Residents Indicted for Health Care Fraud

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas | Mar 5, 2019

Two Rio Grande Valley residents have been taken into custody for submitting fraudulent claims for payment to Texas Medicaid for durable medical equipment (DME) supplies that were never delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

BUTLER SNOW: Scott K. Field to Moderate Panel at Texas Aggie Bar Association’s 20th Annual Conference

By Butler Snow | Feb 28, 2019

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Scott K. Field will moderate a panel at the Texas Aggie Bar Association’s 20thAnnual Conference March 1-2 in College Station, Texas.

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Pax­ton Applauds Gov. Abbott’s Appoint­ment of Brett Bus­by to the Texas Supreme Court

By Texas Attorney General | Feb 27, 2019

Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded Governor Greg Abbott’s appointment of Brett Busby to the Texas Supreme Court to replace Justice Phil Johnson, who retired at the end of last year.

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