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Constance Courtney Westfall
Connie Westfall Navigates Environmental Consciousness of Residents, Corporations

As appears on Houston Public Media One spring morning in downtown Houston, the state of Texas was holding a public hearing. A waste disposal company was asking for a state permit so the company could expand its landfill in northwest Houston. People who live nearby had concerns. Connie Westfall is an attorney hired by some Read More…

Katie Anderson
Katie Anderson Examines Effect of Disparate Impact Theory On Fair Housing

The Supreme Court on Thursday settled a Texas dispute over where poor people should have the opportunity to live in and near cities including Dallas.Civil rights advocates across the country expressed relief at the 5-4 decision, which upheld the use of a legal tool that’s been employed for decades to combat housing discrimination. Bankers, Texas Read More…

Gary Lawson
Gary Lawson Discusses Impact of Marriage Equality Laws on Employers

The Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, establishing same-sex marriage recognition, isn’t just a cultural shift. It’s also likely to have an impact on employers and employee benefits. All 50 states must now grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize the marriages of such couples married elsewhere. Married same-sex employees are also immediately entitled Read More…

Texas Supreme Court Allows Private Party To Challenge Release of Sensitive Information

The Texas Public Information Act (the “PIA”) “guarantees access to public information, subject to certain exceptions.” Tex. Dep’t of Pub. Safety v. Cox Tex. Newspapers, L.P., 343 S.W.3d 112, 114 (Tex. 2011).  Public information includes information that is collected, assembled, or maintained by or for a governmental body. Tex. Gov’t Code § 552.002(a).  Such information Read More…

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Dispensers DSCSA Compliance Webinar

The 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act is restructuring the law governing the distribution of finished prescription drugs. Starting July 1, 2015, dispensers must maintain detailed transaction history, transaction information and a transaction statement. Having a procedure in place is the first step to compliance, but knowing how to identify non-compliant prescription drugs and keeping Read More…