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Fifth Circuit holds that Texas Equitable Lien doctrine does not extend to provide standing to non-named lessor

On May 15, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a suit by an equipment lessor seeking coverage under a property policy issued…

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OPM Enacts New Requirements to Transition Political Appointees into Career Employees

Agencies seeking to hire current or former political appointees into covered civil service jobs are facing new requirements from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM…

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Public or “Private,” Social Media Posts Can be Used as Evidence

Recent events at the National level has shed some light on privacy concerns pertaining to social media. However, these issues are also being raised in New York as well. Did you…

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Declaratory Judgment Actions Can Answer Legal Questions Before Litigation

Declaratory Judgment Actions Can Answer Legal Questions Before Litigation You hire a contractor to build an in-ground pool in your backyard. The contractor brings an excavator to…

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Menchaca Holding Affirmed on Rehearing, with Additional Clarification

Today the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion on rehearing in USAA Texas Lloyds Co. v. Menchaca confirming the Vail principle that policy benefits wrongfully withheld can be…

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Telecommuting and Employment Law

According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce Report, nearly 4 million U.S. employees – almost 3 percent of the U.S. labor force – work from home…

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Child Support Deviations: What They Are, What They Do and How Do You Get One

As many separating couples with children know, child support in New York is subject to a mathematical formula. But just because there is a formula to determine the amount of child…

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Virtual Visitation Provides Supplemental Rights

A hypothetical scenario –A divorced couple develops a child custody plan where the non-custodial father has visitation with their three children every other weekend. The…

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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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