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The Lone Star Current – January 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, Chris Brewster, at 512.322.5831 or cbrewster@lglawfirm.com. Otherwise, enjoy our latest issue! If you would like… Read More

Preview of the Regular Session of 87th Texas Legislature: The Legislature During a Pandemic

by Ty Embrey The Texas Legislature commenced its 87th Regular Session Tuesday, January 12, 2021, and promises to be unlike any we have seen in some time. Every Regular Session of the Texas Legislature is unique, but the 2021 Regular… Read More

New “Physical Capabilities” Test for 7 U.S.C. 1926(b) Debtors Applied to Dismiss CCN Decertification Complaint

by David Klein and Maris Chambers As we have reported in a number of recent editions of The Lone Star Current, the legal and regulatory landscape governing the protection afforded under 7 U.S.C. § 1926(b) to holders of water and… Read More

Municipal Corner

The common-law reserved powers doctrine could limit whether a home-rule municipality may enter a contract that would prohibit decertification of a special utility district’s certificate of convenience and necessity in the future. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. KP-0340 (2020). The Honorable… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Sheila, We have received an internal complaint at our company where a Black employee accused another Black employee of using racial slurs against her. The accused employee defended herself by saying that she felt these are acceptable words to… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Tex. v. New Mexico, 65, ORIG., 2020 WL 7327826 (U.S. Dec. 14, 2020). This water dispute between Texas and New Mexico concerns the evaporative losses associated with water stored in New Mexico upon the request of Texas’s Pecos… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA finalizes changes to the Lead and Copper Rule. On December 22, 2020, EPA released the pre-publication version of the Lead and Copper Rule under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The final rule deviates… Read More

We are pleased to announce new additions to the Lloyd Gosselink Team. Please welcome Kathryn Thiel and Danielle Lam.

Read more about their background and experience below. Associates Kathryn B. Thiel Kathryn is the newest member of the Firm’s Water and Districts Practice Groups. Her client work… Read More

Congress Declines to Extend Mandatory FFCRA Leave Into 2021

By: Sheila Gladstone, Sarah Glaser, and Emily LinnLloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend P.C.’s Employment Law Practice Group Last night, Congress voted to approve a sweeping COVID‑19 relief bill providing benefits to numerous segments of the country.  Many have asked if… Read More

EEOC Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

By: Sheila Gladstone, Sarah Glaser, and Emily LinnLloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend P.C.’s Employment Law Practice Group On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance to employers on COVID-19 vaccination programs. The EEOC’s guidance… Read More

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