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Litigation Update: Employee Background Checks: Duties And Limitations On The Employer
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Conducting background checks is both a necessary and risky venture that employers take on when hiring and retaining employees. Employers are increasingly finding themselves in litigation challenging the use of background checks as part of the screening process when hiring new employees. In light of this litigation trend coupled with recent local and state restrictions on the content and scope of background checks, in order to avoid litigation, employers need to be aware of their rights, duties and limitations with respect to conducting background checks. The Basics Of Background Checks When conducting background checks on prospective employees, employers must keep in mind the position for which prospective employees are applying in
BJ Jones to speak at Greater Dallas Chapter of CLM’s October Educational & Networking event
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Senior Attorney BJ Jones is set to speak at Greater Dallas Chapter of CLM’s October Educational & Networking event. The panel presentation will cover recent trends in construction defect claims and litigation, including the interplay when claims are asserted concurrently against both the general contractor for construction defect claims and design professionals for architects and engineers claims. The presentation will discuss how claims are impacted and settlements are negotiated when construction defect and A&E claims intersect. Joining BJ on the panel are Sharif Azim, Senior Underwriter for Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd., Joseph Mira, Attorney at Slates Harwell, LLP, and Gregory Ziegler, Attorney at Macdonald
Subrogation Alert: New Texas Statute Affecting Condominium Construction Defect Claims
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Before filing a lawsuit or initiating an arbitration proceeding pertaining to a construction defect, a condominium association in Texas with eight or more units must now comply with the newly added Section 82.119 to Chapter 82 of the Texas Property Code. This is in addition to compliance with the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA) and any preconditions included in the condominium association’s declarations. Section 82.119 requires affected associations to have a licensed professional engineer inspect the units and common elements in question and prepare a written report that (1) identifies the specific units or common elements, (2) describes the present physical condition of the units or common elements, and (3)
Litigation Update: Loss-of-Use Damages in the Event of a Total Loss
Monday, August 31, 2015
On September 22, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case J&D Towing, LLC v. American Alternative Insurance Corporation, and the ruling could potentially have drastic effects upon how insurers handle and value property damage claims that involve a total loss. For years, the rule in Texas has been that when a person's property is damaged but repairable, he can recover damages for both the cost of repairs and the loss-of-use of the property. If that property is totally destroyed, however, loss-of-use damages may not be recovered. Instead, the only recoverable damage is the fair market value of the property destroyed. The petitioner in this case, armed with a recent decision from the Fort Worth Court of Appeals in
Derivative Shareholder Litigation Involving Closely Held Corporations:
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Texas Supreme Court’s recent decision in Sneed v. Webre strengthened the rights of shareholders of closely held corporations to challenge irresponsible or self-serving corporate management. Sneed v. Webre, No. 12–0045, 2015 WL 3451653 (Tex. May 29, 2015). Many small businesses in Texas operate as closely held corporations, i.e., the company has less than thirty-five shareholders and is not publicly traded. Tex. Bus. Orgs. Code § 21.563 (2015). The Court’s opinion reinforced the legislature’s prerogative to provide shareholders of closely held corporations easier access to judicial relief in derivative actions. It ultimately held (1) shareholders of closely held corporations could bypass the board of
Karin Zaner and Richard Hathaway successfully defend office-share dispute
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
KRCL represents some amazing clients. Case in point—check out Dallas pulmonary and critical care specialist Dr. Michelle Chesnut on the July 2015 cover of Texas Medicine (the Texas Medical Association’s monthly publication). Dr. Chesnut was featured in the lead article for her efforts to bring “under-the-radar” CMS audits to the TMA’s attention, thus positively impacting healthcare in Texas. KRCL directors Karin Zaner and Richard Hathaway recently represented Dr. Chesnut in a hotly contested office-share agreement dispute. The case went to jury
Marcy Rothman and Charles Aster to speak at American Railway Development Association 2015 National Meeting
Friday, July 10, 2015
Marcy Rothman and Charles Aster will speak on mineral rights next week at the American Railway Development Association 2015 National Meeting in Denver.
Karin M. Zaner will speak at the Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section monthly luncheon
Monday, July 6, 2015
Karin M. Zaner will speak at the Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section monthly luncheon at the Belo Mansion Dallas on July 15, 2015. Her topic is on Physician Employment and Non-Competes: What Does Taking the Plunge Really Mean? CLE credit will be given to attendees.
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