As revelations regarding the collapse of the FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange come to light, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire has issued an opinion that hints at increased regulation of cryptocurrencies through […]
In September, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced the "first ever" False Claims Act ("FCA") settlement with a Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") lender. Under the settlement, a lender agreed to pay $18 […]
If your company is based outside of California and does limited business in California, you may have written off California’s latest data privacy law as only applying to major companies, such as Amazon and Meta. But, if your business collects […]
Texas Supreme Court Reaffirms Enforceability of Arbitration Provisions Contained in Employment Agreements That Are Not Conditioned on an Employee’s Continued At-Will Employment
Arbitration provisions in employment agreements have become increasingly more commonplace in recent years as companies continue to value the confidentiality and the potential for quick resolution that arbitration offers in employment disputes. […]
In the News: As with employment hiring decisions, the continued employment of a person who has been charged and/or convicted of a crime is always a matter of balance of job, person, and crime alleged. Andrea "AJ" Johnson shares valuable insight […]
Fifth Circuit Affirms Trial Court Decision: Directional Driller is “Contractor,” Barring Overtime Action.
Affirmed. The Fifth Circuit just issued its opinion upholding the summary judgment decision of Judge Morales in the Corpus Christi Division of the Southern District of Texas. The Hargrave decision largely relies on  […]
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come a long way from fringe, speculative assets of the tech world. Digital assets and currencies are becoming more mainstream, and virtual currencies are becoming more widely accepted by businesses including […]
Congratulations to Rycore Capital and Trigate Property Partners IV, LP, on the acquisition of an off-market ~350,000 square foot Class B multi-tenant property in Houston, Texas. KRCL Director, Michael Navarro, served as legal counsel for Rycore […]
Ray Kane, Gordon Russell, Joe Coleman and Mike Logan were interviewed by The Texas Lawbook on starting the Firm 30 years ago. Beginning with three attorneys standing over a fax machine in 1992, to now having more than 82 attorneys, KRCL’s […]
On March 3, 2022, President Joseph Biden signed in to law the "Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021," which took effect immediately. The new law amends the existing Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to prohibit […]
This post summarizes some of the key changes affecting general contractors and subcontractors on commercial projects. The amendments govern all construction projects where the prime contract (the contract between the owner and general contractor […]
Tune in as Energy team co-chair Thomas Ciarlone discusses production in paying quantities, an increasingly litigated issue in courts across Texas, affecting operators and others in the industry.