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Two New Texas Supreme Court Decisions

USA - March 21 2017 Two especially interesting decisions were released last Friday by the Texas Supreme Court. In Engelman Irrigation District v. Shields Brothers, Inc

DC Federal Court Grants Summary Judgment to Halliburton in Important FCA Case

USA - March 17 2017 On March 14, U.S. Federal Judge Royce Lamberth granted Halliburton’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed Mr. Barko’s claims against Halliburton

Drafting a better choice-of-law clause

USA - April 19 2013 Parties to contracts routinely agree that the laws of a particular jurisdiction will govern their relationship. The objective, of course, is simple:

Colorado Court Enforces Statute that Presumes Faulty Workmanship Constitutes an Occurrence

USA - March 21 2017 Is damage resulting from faulty workmanship covered under your CGL policy? In the past, insurers have had success in certain jurisdictions arguing

FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking

USA - May 2 2016 The Federal Trade Commission recognizes that many people benefit from companies’ online tracking by getting advertising that is more targeted to their

New York: public improvement lien vs. mechanic’s lien

USA - March 27 2017 In New York, contractors must be careful to file the correct type of lien to ensure they will be paid for their labor andor materials. State law

Court Dismisses Complaint That FERC’s Regulatory Structure Is Biased In Favor Of Pipeline Applicants

USA - March 23 2017 On March 22, in the case of Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al., v. FERC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the

Payment Practices and Performance Reporting

United Kingdom - March 23 2017 Under Section 3 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015), the Secretary of State has the power, by regulations, to

SCOTUS Upholds Federal Vacancies Reform Act

USA - March 22 2017 On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of NLRB v. SW General, Inc., dba Southwest Ambulance. This case concerns the operation and

California Contractors Note CSLB’s “Easy-Fill” Forms And Fee Increases

USA - March 22 2017 The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) recently announced that it has launched a series of interactive forms to help simplify the