In what is being reported as the largest settlement ever between the U.S. and a single business entity, Attorney General Eric Holder and Associate Attorney General Tony West announced Thursday that Bank of America Corp. (“BofA”) has agreed to pay $16.65 billion…
On August 25, 2014, the U.S. Navy announced that it would continue its four-year collaboration with the Chilean Navy to research, develop, and use “drop-in” alternative fuels to power surface ships and aircraft.
TX House Subcommittee Hears Testimony from Railroad Commission Seismologist On Proposed Rules Related to Disposal Wells in High-Risk Seismic Areas
Following the Texas Railroad Commission’s recent proposal for additional rules related to disposal wells in “high-risk” seismic areas, on Monday, August 25, members of the Texas House Subcommittee on Seismic Activity heard testimony from Dr. Craig Pearson, the seismologist hired by the Railroad Commission to investigate the possible correlation between seismic events and oil and gas activity.
However, cloud services also bring risks, particularly for businesses with potential exposure to litigation or regulatory investigations, where documents may need to be accessed on a time sensitive basis and where any failings in document retention could result in significant negative consequences. This article considers the nature of those risks and the steps that businesses can take to protect themselves in the context of the evolving cloud services market.
Forbes.com reported recently Anna Nicole Smith’s Will contest case may be over…or maybe not so fast. This mess of a case started nearly 19 years ago after the death of J. Howard Marshall.
Love it or hate it, technology is here to stay. If you are a lawyer, you better love it because technology will play a bigger role in what you do each day going forward. But, and this is an important “but,” there is a right way and a wrong way to do technology. In fact, there are many wrong ways to do technology.
With high-profile deaths of iconic NFL players such as Junior Seau and Dave Duerson making headlines over the past couple years, the long-term health and well-being of NFL players has come to the forefront as the hot topic of the day. Nowhere has this issue gained more notoriety and exposure than in the series of lawsuits filed against the NFL by retired players.
If you haven’t already, add digital assets to the list of things to look for in asset searches. In a world in which even modestly-trafficked internet domain names can change hands for tens of thousands of dollars, Delaware has become the first state to ensure families’ rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after death.
We usually don’t consider the practice of law to be a dangerous profession, nestled as we normally are behind desks. But as the articles in the upcoming September issue of the Texas Bar Journal illustrate, violence has a very real impact on the legal profession—from the legal implications of and reactions to mass shootings to the risks faced by attorneys working in areas like family law and criminal law.
Many will be surprised to learn that for years FedEx has treated its delivery drivers as independent contractors rather than as normal employees.
Two proposed San Francisco ordinances could mean more hours and more money for San Francisco’s part-time and minimum-wage employees. San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar’s recent proposal will give additional rights to part-time employees, including more hours, and a new ballot initiative for November proposes to raise the minimum wage rate in San Francisco.