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Retained Acreage Clauses in Texas Leases
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2018

In April 2018, the Supreme Court of Texas rendered decisions in two cases involving disputed “retained-acreage” clauses found in oil and gas


Jurisdiction after mandate, or, "we really meant it."
  • Carrington Coleman
  • USA
  • September 18 2018

The Dallas Court of Appeals granted mandamus when a trial court failed to follow its mandate from an earlier appeal. In the process, it explained the


ICYMI: A quick look at recent Privacy and Cybersecurity headlines
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2018

The bill (SB-327), if signed by Gov. Brown, will take effect on January 1, 2020. It is aimed at securing connected devices. The bill states that, “a


Austin Employers Escape Onerous Sick Leave Law
  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2018

Five years ago, only a handful of sick leave laws were in effect. Today, there are nearly 50 state and local laws mandating sick leave for employees


Ways and Means Committee approves tax reform 2.0
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2018

The House Ways and Means Committee today marked up and approved the GOP’s Tax Reform 2.0 package. Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) offered three amendments


Texas bank petitions Supreme Court over CFPB constitutionality
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2018

On September 6, a Texas bank and two associations (petitioners) filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the


5th Circuit rejects enforcement of CFPB CID for failing to allege a violation
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2018

On September 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit declined to enforce a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) issued by the CFPB against a


Don’t Find Yourself a MAN DOWN: Manufacturers Can MAN UP With Defenses to the Texas Products Liability Act
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 11 2018

As of September 1, 1993, a manufacturer’s duty to indemnify a seller in a products liability action became statutorily mandated in Texas. See Tex. Civ


A Texas Federal Judge Turns Up the Heat on Oil Companies Facing Climate Change-Related Securities Class Actions
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

On August 14, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a surprisingly shareholder-friendly opinion denying a


What’s in a Net Royalty Acre?
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

We all understand the definition of “net mineral acre.” It is derived by multiplying a fractional interest in minerals by the acreage over which the