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You can’t trust crowdfunding promises after confession to the FTC
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

Immediately after filing a lawsuit the defendant confessed that he spent monies on personal expenses even though he “raised more than $122,000 from 1


EU Court rules that website is liable for anonymous comments
  • Gardere
  • European Union
  • June 19 2015

In spite of the fact that Estonian news site Delfi took down anonymous offensive and "allegedly defamatory" comments from its readers, the European


Texas judiciary adopts new rules expedited rules for small controversies; less frivolous litigation
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • December 14 2012

In 1998, the Texas judiciary overhauled its discovery rules to reduce the expense and delay of litigation


Twitter privacy challenge sealed by court
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • January 4 2012

A Judge in Boston sealed the court records after a brief hearing challenging the District Attorney’s subpoena to Twitter to get the identity of certain accounts


Fifth Circuit upholds Louisiana mineral lien (privilege) of subcontractors against subsequent mineral owner for offshore platform removal
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

In a case of first impression, the Fifth Circuit ruled that the Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act allowed subcontractors to assert and enforce a lien against a mineral lease on the Outer Continental Shelf ("OCS") for platform decommissioning and removal work on a well that had been plugged years earlier, and before the current owner acquired the lease


EU court ruling protects social media site
  • Gardere
  • European Union
  • February 16 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) refused to order a Social Media site to prevent the unlawful use of copyrighted works


Judge reverses his recent Texas district court ruling, says collecting sales tax on oil and gas equipment is proper
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • May 7 2012

Travis County District Judge John Dietz reversed his recent ruling in Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Combs (D-1-GN-09-004284) and issued a final order stating that sales tax does apply to the sale of machinery and equipment used to extract oil and gas


Texas trial court recognizes potential application of "public trust" doctrine to redress climate change
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 17 2012

In statements that, to some, may represent a "shot heard 'round the world" in climate change litigation, a Texas state trial judge recently recognized that the "public trust" doctrine potentially required the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to take action to regulate greenhouse gas emissions


EEOC v. Freeman: another employer victory in EEOC’s enforcement efforts regarding employer use of background checks
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 9 2015

Last summer, we wrote about the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requirements in conjunction with the EEOC’s effort to sue employers who


2 courts permit defendants to be served on Facebook
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • September 26 2014

When the defendants could not otherwise be located and served by paper, face-to-face, two Judges ordered service on Facebook since the defendants