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What House tax plan could mean for Texas taxpayers

Jamie KatzenCoats Rose director, Jamie Katzen, sheds light as many questions loom on how the House tax bill could potentially impact Texans.

“It would take days – and more than a few attorneys – to figure out how the new House tax bill would affect specific individual or corporate taxpayers, but the plan includes some obvious pluses and minuses for Texas taxpayers.”

To read the full article, “What House tax plan could mean for Texas taxpayers” published in the Austin American-Statesman, click here.

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Leveling the Playing Field on Compensation

As pay equity continues to rise as a hot topic issue, Clyde Jacob, Director at Coats Rose, P.C.’s labor and employment practice, provides an in-depth analysis of where the issue arose from and the current avenues dictating where the issue is heading.

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Watch Out: Gender Pay Equity Law Is on the Move

Gender pay equity is a perennial social, political, and ultimately legal issue in our country. Corporate general counsel and HR professionals have watched this issue ebb and flow, and we are now seeing a new flow, but not from where it was expected.

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Aderholt Contributes “Construction Law” Summary to Article on The 85th Session Published by the Texas Bar Journal

Coats Rose of counsel Ben Aderholt contributed to the “The 85th Session” article published in the September 2017 issue of the Texas Bar Journal by authoring the section titled, “Construction Law.”  To read the article, click here.

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Clyde Jacob in the Society for Human Resource Management, “OFCCP Awarded Access to Some Personal Contact Information at Google”

Coats Rose Director, Clyde H. Jacob III, recently contributed to an article regarding the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recent win to access at least 5,000 workers’ personal contact information in OFCCP v.

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Clyde Jacob and Walter Christy in Law360: “Insights On Avoiding The ‘Parental Leave Trap’ “

July 3, 2017 – As Law360 recently reported in “JPMorgan Hit With EEOC Charge Over Unequal Parental Leave,” a JPMorgan employee, Derek Rotondo, recently filed a class action charge with the U.S. 

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Love Thy Neighbor: Negotiating Co-Tenancy Provisions in an Evolving Retail Landscape

Stephanie Lucas Harrison presented “Love Thy Neighbor: Negotiating Co-Tenancy Provisions in an Evolving Retail Landscape,” at the 29th Annual Spring Symposia for the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estate Law CLE Programs on April 21, 2017.  The presentation considered how co-tendancy lease provisions are evolving as retail developments are changing.

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Vinson Knight in Law360: Hospital Best Practices After 3rd Circuit Title IX Decision

By: Amanda Wingfield Goldman and Vinson J. Knight

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, which prohibits sex discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity, extended protection to a medical resident who brought suit against a private teaching hospital for sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.

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The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All The Lawyers

Coats Rose Director, Elizabeth Haecker Ryan, recently contributed to an article regarding how artificial intelligence is significantly impacting the future of the practice of law. Read on to learn how these changes may directly impact your practice.

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Overtime Rule May Result in More Off-the-Clock Work

JacobIIIClyde-1Coats Rose Director, Clyde H. Jacob, III, recently contributed to an article regarding changes made to the overtime rule by the U.S. Department of Labor, which increases the risk of off-the-clock claims for employers. 

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Telemedicine Up for Heated Debate

Knight,Vinson_AF_wbCoats Rose Of Counsel, Vinson J. Knight, recently contributed to an article that explores the challenges of telemedicine practice standards in the State of Texas.

To read the full articleTelemedicine Up for Heated Debate,” published in Medical Economics by UBM Medica, LLC, a UBM company, click here.

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From Griddles and Ice Makers to Billions of Dollars in Government Contracts: The History and Potential Impact of the United States Supreme Court’s Anticipated Ruling in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States

Tamara LindaeyCoats Rose Associate, Tamara J. Lindsey, discusses the impending Supreme Court ruling that started with bid protests lodged by a different service-disabled veteran-owned small business (“SDVOSB”).

On February 22, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in the ongoing dispute between Kingdomware Technologies, Inc.

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The Economic Loss Doctrine as an Obstacle to Claims of Contractual Strangers

reed-rickRichard L. Reed (and Richard L. Reed, Jr.)

The article was first published in the St. Mary’s Law Journal (Vol, 46:3)

The most basic underlying purpose of the economic loss doctrine (or “economic loss rule”) is to separate the application of tort law and contract law.

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Fair Housing Desegregation Policy: Recent Developments and Proposed Site Selection Safe Harbors

By Scott A. Marks

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) recently sharpened an old tool, the Fair Housing Act, to address modern racial concentrations in housing.1 The new discriminatory effects fair housing rule extends, for example, to any practice that has the effect of reinforcing or increasing segregated housing patterns, regardless of whether motivated by intentional discrimination.2 Civil rights groups applaud the policy move as an important step in dismantling segregated housing patterns, but real estate industry groups criticize HUD for overstepping its congressional authority.

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Consequential Damages –Waiving Them May be of No Consequence

By Rick Reed
Director
Coats Rose, P.C.

Consequential damages are a serious concern. Consequential damages differ from “direct” or “actual” damages that flow naturally and necessarily from a breach of contract. Examples of direct or actual damages include costs to correct defective work or finish a defaulting contractor’s work.

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A Day Late and Two Million Dollars Short

(How intermediate delay leads to major consequences.)
By Rick Reed

“Time is of the essence.” Is this just ancient, benign legalese? It means being late, even by a day, is considered a material breach of contract.

The Texas Supreme Court shed light a few years ago on just how critical this phrase can be.

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Following the Money

By: Rick Reed

Effective September 1, 2007, the enforcement of contingent payment clauses in certain construction contracts will now be governed by statute. Such clauses are often found in agreements between general contractors and subcontractors, and make payment to the subcontractor “contingent” on the general contractor’s receipt of payment by the owner.

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LIMITATION OF LIABILTY, The Ultimate Survival Strategy

By Rick Reed

As the engineer, architect, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or other service provider involved in a multi-million dollar project, imagine that you have just learned the project has been destroyed, due to a flaw that might be your fault.

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Walking the High Wire While Juggling

American Bar Association
Forum on the Construction Industry

Walking the High Wire While Juggling: Strategies to Manage Litigation Costs and Meet Client Expectations

Richard L. Reed, Esq.
Director
Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C.

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The Ulitmate Survival Strategy: The Limitation Of Liability Clause

13th Annual Construction Law Conference
February 17 & 18, 2000
Houston, Texas

Richard L. Reed
Coats|Rose
1020 NE Loop 410
Suite 800
San Antonio, Texas 78209
rreed@coatsrose.com

By Richard L.

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