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Employee Arrests and Convictions Outside of the Workplace

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 on how hiring […]

Mechanic's Lien Update

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 […]

Brian M. Stork

Dram Shop Liability: Addressing the New "To Go" rules in Texas

One thing the pandemic brought to Texas that may have been a positive was the change in laws concerning alcohol sales and delivery of alcohol. In 2019, Texas, like many other states, approved new legislation allowing restaurants and bars to sell to-go […]

Michael A. Logan

Supreme Court Stays OSHA's 100+ Employee Mandate; Health Care Rule Permitted, However

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”
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Montesquieu

“For any young democracy, the most difficult but important step is burying the legacy of tyranny and establishing an economy and a government and institutions that abide by the rule of law. Every country faces challenges to the rule of law, including my own.” -Joe Biden

Andrea Johnson

Punitive Damages in Texas Dram Shop Cases

Trial courts in Texas often deny motions for summary judgment challenging the propriety of punitive damages in Dram Shop cases, and permit exemplary damages to be awarded by juries upon a finding of gross negligence.  But is this proper? No.  […]