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The Battle Between Horizontal and Vertical Wells
  • Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC
  • USA
  • August 23 2017

A jury verdict out of Oklahoma may be a harbinger of what’s on the horizon for the many battles being waged in courthouses across the country between


5th Circuit Asked to Review ALJ Decision to Vacate “Controlling Employer” Doctrine Citation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2017

As expected, OSHA has appealed an ALJ ruling that severely limits OSHA's "controlling employer" Enforcement Policy. Acosta v


CGL Insurance Coverage for Advertising Injuries: Upping the Ante for IP Litigation
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 18 2017

Reversing a pair of federal district court rulings, the Fifth and Ninth Circuits have held that insurers must defend commercial general liability


Fifth Circuit Vacates Denial of Charitable Tax Deduction For Conservation Easements
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2017

On August 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided the case of BC Ranch II, LP, et al., v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, which


Seventh Circuit Says EEOC May Press on With Enforcement Efforts After Right-to-Sue
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2017

In a matter of first impression for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (which covers Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana), the Court


Fifth Circuit Holds Employees Do Not Have a Right to Class Actions Under the NLRA
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

In two recent rulings, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) “does


Convergys Corporation and LogistiCare Solutions, Incorporated v. NLRB - The Fifth Circuit Considers Class and Collective Action Waivers Without Arbitration Agreements
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided two cases considering the impact of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) on class or


5th Cir. Holds Mortgage Fraud Debts Not Dischargeable
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that debts arising from a scheme to deprive mortgagees of surplus foreclosure sale


Should Independent Counsel Fees Be Charged Against Policy Limits?
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

In a number of states, when an insurance company has a duty to defend its insured and reserves its rights in a certain way, the carrier must pay for


Department of Labor Drops Defense of New Overtime Salary Threshold
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2017

As discussed in a previous Paul, Weiss Client Alert, on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule (the “Final Rule”) that