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Re-examining Personal Jurisdiction in Products Liability Cases in Texas

Personal Jurisdiction allows a court to exercise power over a non-resident defendant. Without personal jurisdiction, a court could not hear a case filed against a non-resident defendant. Most lawyers equate personal jurisdiction with the phrase &ldquo […]

The Unsettled Definition of Waters of the United States

Defining WOTUS has been addressed in several US Supreme Court cases, most importantly Rapanos v. United States (2006). Justice Scalia wrote the plurality opinion stating that the CWA confers federal jurisdiction over non-navigable waters only if the […]

Bruce M. Flowers

The MCS-90 Endorsement

The MCS-90 endorsement is one means by which an interstate motor carrier can demonstrate compliance with minimum financial requirements established by federal statute and regulations. The application of this endorsement by the courts, however, has caused […]

Worker Need Not Disclose FMLA Leave Return Date

An employee did not fail to provide essential information regarding the duration of her leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when the employee did not herself know how long the leave would be, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held […]

Title VII Gender Identity Claim Goes Forward

Texas federal judge dismissed claims alleging gender identity discrimination asserted under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) against an insurer and employer because there is no precedent that either […]

Unions May Sue Their Directors for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) contains an implied cause of action for a union to bring a lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duties against an officer or other agent of the union, according to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Insurance Fraud Investigators Entitled to Overtime Pay Under FLSA

As part of its insurance business, GEICO General Insurance Company hires security investigators to work in its claims department for the purpose of investigating claims that are suspected of being fraudulent. The FLSA requires employers to pay overtime […]

Court Upholds T-Mobile’s Positive Workplace Environment Rules

The National Labor Relations Act gives employees the right to engage in activities intended to improve the terms and conditions of their employment. To enforce that right, the act makes it illegal for employers to interfere when employees engage in reasonably […]