Lloyd Gosselink News

Increased Department of Labor Audits: What to Expect and Ways to Prepare

by Sheila B. Gladstone, Sarah T. Glaser, and Jessica A. Maynard On February 1, 2022, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) announced plans to hire 100 additional investigators to support its compliance and enforcement… Read More

Lead and Copper Rule Revisions: Preparing for Major Deadlines Ahead

by Jessie M. Spears The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (“LCRR”) have raised many implementation questions for drinking water utilities facing the first major change in the federal regulation since 1991. Under LCRR,… Read More

SCOTX to Decide ERCOT’s Sovereign-Immunity Claim

by James F. Parker On September 2, the Texas Supreme Court granted the petitions for review in two cases addressing Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) and its operation of the electric grid in Texas: CPS Energy v. ERCOT, No. Read More

Municipal Corner

Anonymous voted ballots are public information and available for inspection; however, personally identifiable information contained in election records remains confidential. Tex. Att’y Gen. Op. No. KP-411 (2022). State Senator Kelly Hancock and State Representative Matt Krause submitted a request to… Read More

“Ask Sheila” Column

Dear Readers, This column will be a little different. Rather than respond to a question, I’ll be discussing transitions, and in particular, retirement. First, an announcement. I will be retiring on December 31 of this year, after 35 years practicing… Read More

In the Courts

Water Cases Weatherford Int’l, LLC v. City of Midland, No. 11-20-00255-CV, 2022 WL 3904001 (Tex. App.—Eastland Aug. 31, 2022, no pet. h.). This case focuses on whether a company was able to show that the waiver of governmental immunity contained… Read More

Agency Highlights

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) EPA’s Proposed Clean Water Act (“CWA”) Section 401 Water Quality Certification Improvement Rule. On June 9, 2022, EPA published a proposed rule to the CWA Section 401 certification process. The proposed rule would roll… Read More

Firm Welcomes Three New Associate Attorneys

At Lloyd Gosselink, we are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients. Please help us welcome three talented attorneys to our team and practice groups. We are excited to name Mattie C. Isturiz, Ashley N. Rich, and Lora K. Read More

Congratulations to our 2022 Texas Super Lawyers

We are proud to announce the selection of Lambeth Townsend and Sheila Gladstone to the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list! Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the… Read More

Lloyd Gosselink’s Jeffrey Reed, Air and Waste Practice Group Principal, Elected to Serve as the President of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America

Lloyd Gosselink’s Jeffrey Reed was elected President of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (TxSWANA) on Friday, August 12. He is a Principal in the firm’s Air and Waste, Water, and Compliance and… Read More

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