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“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila: I’m a small business owner with 10 employees total and serve as both the owner and general manager. I’ve always been told that small employers can’t be sued for sexual harassment. Is this true? Could I be held… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Prototype Mach. Co. v. Boulware, Kinney Cty. Groundwater Conservation Dist., et al., No. 13-19-00491-CV, 2021 WL 3196235 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi July 29, 2021, no pet. h.). This case focused on a groundwater dispute which arose when several entities… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA Takes Class-Based Approach to Assess Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (“PFAS”). EPA has recently accelerated its comprehensive, multi-agency approach to assess the risks posed by PFAS. First, pursuant to its authority under the Safe… Read More

The Lone Star Current – July 2021 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 sthornton@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would like to… Read More

A Regular Session Like No Other – Recap of the Regular Session of the 87th Texas Legislature

by Ty Embrey The Regular Session of the Texas Legislature ended on May 31st when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die. The Regular Session of the 87th Texas Legislature was one of the most unusual Regular Sessions the citizens of Texas… Read More

The Delay Is Finally Over: EPA Issues Final Federal Plan Pursuant to Landfill Emission Guidelines Rule

by Sam Ballard Ladies and Gentlemen, the wait is finally over! The moment you’ve all been waiting for: the implementation of EPA’s final federal plan pursuant to the 2016 Landfill Emission Guidelines (“EG”) Rule. Since the agency first announced the… Read More

PUC Commissioners Establish A Bright Line Rule on Streamlined Expedited Release

by Maris Chambers In the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, personnel and policies at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“PUC”) have been in a state of flux. One area of policy developing under the stewardship of the new Commissioners… Read More

Municipal Corner

The zoning authority of a municipality is likely subservient to the reasonable exercise of an open-enrollment charter school in choosing a building location. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. KP-0373 (2021). The Honorable Larry Taylor, Chair of the Senate Committee on Education,… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, Our firm has a generous maternity leave policy for our female employees. We provide 18 weeks of paid leave. For male employees who have children, we provide two weeks of paid leave, plus an additional ten weeks of… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Florida v. Georgia, 141 S. Ct. 1175 (2021). This case concerns the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (the “Basin”), an area spanning more than 20,000 square miles in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, and composed of three rivers. The Chattahoochee River… Read More

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