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Legal matters are rarely simple, which is why Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys like to share their knowledge about specific topics through our articles page. Here, you will find articles to help make sense of complex legal issues. If you have a legal topic you would like us to address in our articles, please email info@tullylegal.com.


The Ink is Dry, but is the Deal Done?

You have worked long and hard and put a lot of thought and compromise into your Separation or Divorce agreement. You and your lawyer crafted each article carefully and defined…

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The Difference Between Guardianship and Custody of a Child

You may be wondering if there’s a difference between having custody verses having guardianship of a child. Although these are similar legal concepts, they actually differ in a…

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Punitive Damages are not “damages for bodily injury”—Holding Stands as Court Denies Rehearing En Banc

In Farmers Tex. Cty. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Zuniga, No. 04-16-00773-CV, 2017 WL 5471887 (Tex. App.—San Antonio Nov. 15, 2017, reh’g en banc denied), the court considered whether…

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With Two Nominees, the MSPB May Soon Have Its Quorum

Two people may be on the way to replace the one person left on the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). President Donald Trump nominated two individuals to fill vacant spots at…

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Texas Supreme Court Denies Petition Challenging Greene v. Farmers Ins. Exchange

On March 16, 2018, the Texas Supreme Court denied the petition for review in American Risk Ins. Co., Inc. v. Serpikova, No. 14-14-00859-CV, 522 SW3d 497 (Tex. App.—Houston…

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50 Years after ADEA, Age Discrimination Remains a Problem

50 Years after ADEA, Age Discrimination Remains a Problem The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is 50 years old. Yet, the protections it put in place for older employees…

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Fair Chance Act Continues New York City’s Pattern of Out-pacing New York State in Hiring Practices

Fair Chance Act Continues New York City’s Pattern of Out-pacing New York State in Hiring Practices New York City continues to outpace the rest of New York State in terms of…

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Second Circuit Ruling Opens the Federal Courthouse to Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

Second Circuit Ruling Opens the Federal Courthouse to Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims The debate over whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against…

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Proposed ADA Amendment Gives Employers Time to Respond

Proposed ADA Amendment Gives Employers Time to Respond Let’s say a company hires a wheelchair-bound employee. The building is equipped with a ramp to the front door and an…

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Hosts CLE March 28

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Jennifer Corcoran, Esq. presents a free continuing legal education (CLE) course on administering a decedent’s estate Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6…

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