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United States Department of Labor intensifies focus on independent contractor classifications with new Administrator’s Interpretation
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

Last month, the United States Department of Labor issued Administrator's Interpretation No. 2015-1, regarding "The Application of the Fair Labor


Net neutrality on trial again, and the outcome will impact every Internet user
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • November 24 2015

The Washington Post reported that a hearing is set on December 4, 2015 to consider the "government's net neutrality rules banning telecom and cable


Sending text messages in New Jersey creates liability
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • August 30 2013

A court ruled that "the sender of a text message can potentially be liable if an accident is caused by texting, but only if the sender knew or had


5th Circuit rejects NLRB's position on classcollective action waivers
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • December 5 2013

On December 3, 2013, in a landmark decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ("Fifth Circuit") in D.R. Horton, Inc. v


Texas Supreme Court interprets Dram Shop Act
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • June 19 2008

The Texas Supreme Court recently interpreted the Texas Dram Shop Act in an opinion that will affect lawsuits against sellers of alcoholic beverages brought by persons who claim their injuries resulted from alcohol having been served to an obviously intoxicated person


Consent decree renders citizen suit moot
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • June 30 2008

In Environmental Conservation Organization v. City of Dallas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an action filed by the Environmental Conservation Organization (“ECO”) against the City of Dallas was rendered moot by a consent decree between the City and the EPA. The ECO originally filed suit against the City under the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act alleging that the City violated the terms of its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit


U.S. Fifth Circuit vacates EPA's disapproval of Texas's flexible permit program
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • August 15 2012

In a split decision, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rejection of Texas' Flexible Permit program (Program) in 2010 violated the federal Clean Air Act (CAA


Genesis Health Care Corp. v. Symczyk--a magic bullet for FLSA class actions?
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 24 2013

On April 16, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a defendant employer's settlement offer to a plaintiff mooted the plaintiff's


EU court ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling relied on Brandeis’ privacy article
  • Gardere
  • European Union
  • June 13 2014

The May 2014 EU court's opinion refers to a 1890 Harvard Law Review article entitled "The Right to Privacy," co-authored by Louis D. Brandeis (later


Court limits email search warrants
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • September 3 2013

Search warrants were rejected because they required "each Provider to disclose all email communications in their entirety and all information