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Lloyd Gosselink is pleased to announce the four distinguished law students selected to take part in the first part of our Summer 2023 Law Clerk Program!

Lloyd Gosselink is pleased to announce the four distinguished law students selected to take part in the first part of our Summer 2023 Law Clerk Program! This summer, we are excited to welcome law clerks Emily Gustafson, Chloe Gossett, Klara… Read More

Employment Law Update:  Updated Department of Labor Posting Requirements

In response to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act, the Department of Labor is in the process of updating required Employment Law posters. At the end of April, the Department of Labor issued a… Read More

The Lone Star Current – April 2023 Edition

Don’t forget – if there is ever a topic that you would like for us to cover, please reach out to our Managing Editor, Sara Thornton, at 512.322.5876 or Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would like to receive… Read More

Texas Supreme Court to Determine ERCOT’s Winter Storm Uri’s Liability

by Rick Arnett On January 9, 2023, the Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. v. CPS Energy, 648 S.W.3d 520 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2021, pet. granted) and Panda Power Generation Infrastructure Fund, LLC… Read More

Taking Advantage of the Fair Market Value Metholology for Ratemaking Purposes in Water/Sewer System Acquisitions

by David Klein and Chloe Daniels It is commonplace in Texas for retail water and sewer systems to be bought and sold, and when the parties to such a transaction involve a for-profit utility and/or non-profit water supply corporation, the… Read More

Municipal Corner

Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code requires a local government officer to file a specified disclosure form when contracting with a vendor if the vendor has a business or family relationship with the officer. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. Read More

Third Court of Appeals Decides Public Utility Commission Exceeded Authority During Winter Storm Uri

by Wyatt Conoly and Samantha Miller Luminant Energy Company (“Appellants”) filed a direct appeal in March 2021 to the Third Court of Appeals challenging the Public Utility Commission of Texas’s (“PUC’s”) First and Second Orders (the “Orders”) as competition rules… Read More

“Ask Sarah” Column

Dear Sarah, We have an employee who recently requested intermittent FMLA leave. He is non exempt and works a non-typical schedule in that he is regularly scheduled for more than 40 hours per week, usually around 45 hours per week. Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases City of Ames v. City of Liberty, No. 09-22-00092-CV, 2023 WL 2180967 (Tex. App.—Beaumont Feb. 23, 2023, no pet. h.). The City of Liberty (the “Plaintiff”) owns and operates a wastewater collection system and treatment plant. The Plaintiff… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Texas’s Clean Water Act Permitting Under Investigation by the EPA. EPA is conducting an “informal investigation” of the state of Texas’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permitting program. The investigation is in response… Read More

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