It's been more than a decade since a series of scandals involving companies like WorldCom and Enron made headlines, exposing levels of financial fraud that startled most Americans and put federal regulators into a state of high alert. >>
Best Lawyers® has recognized seven Texas-based Haynes and Boone, LLP attorneys as “2015 Lawyers of the Year,” three more than last year. >>
Former Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill, who filed suit in Texas state court against the city of Houston over an ordinance that extends benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees, withdrew his request for a temporary injunction Friday. >>
The Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for review stemming from the Houston Court of Appeals’ Barzoukas v. Found. Design, Ltd.
decision. The case is significant because of its application of the economic loss rule (under Texas law) in the context of an owner-subcontractor dispute. >>
On August 20, 2014, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Risk Management, Financial Assurance and Loss Prevention. >>
Mexico’s package of energy reform laws (“Energy Law” – nine new laws and amendments to twelve existing laws) became a reality with its promulgation on Monday, August 11, 2014. >>
U.S. securities laws tightly regulate communications in connection with securities transactions, and tough questions can arise about what communications are acceptable. In particular, the communications that concern public companies and the securities law practitioners who advise them are “offers.” >>