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Oil-and-Gas Class Actions: A Cautionary Tale

In the latest episode of Oil and Gas Law: In 5 Five Minutes or Less, KRCL's video series covering important legal developments for energy industry professionals, litigation partner Tom Ciarlone discusses a recent verdict out of an Oklahoma federal […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Certificate of Merit Requirements in Texas

In order to assert a professional negligence claim in Texas against an architect, professional engineer, registered landscape architect, or registered professional land surveyor, the claimant must file a certificate of merit prepared by an outside expert […]

Brian M. Stork

UPDATED: July 31 Changes to Main Street Lending FAQs

The following documents were updated by the Federal Reserve Friday, July 31st: (1) Lender Registration Certifications and Covenants; (2) Loan Participation Agreement Transaction Specific Terms; (3) Loan Participation Agreement Standard Terms and Conditions […]

COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Industry in Harris County

As the number of COVID-19 cases reach 45,000 in Harris County as of July 13, 2020, which includes the city of Houston, Governor Greg Abbott has halted additional reopening phases but has been reluctant to extend the “stay home, work safe” […]

PODCAST: Interview with In-House Counsel at Encore Permian

Download the iPhone/iPad app for our podcast at, or the Android app at The podcast is also available on iTunes (, Google Play (, Spotify […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

OSHA Law: Protecting Your Employees and Your Company from Employee Misconduct

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with ensuring safe working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. OSHA considers the construction industry to be a […]