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HTMLProposed Changes to Proposition 65: What It Means for Texas Businesses
David A. Baay, Maryann B. Zaki; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
If you’ve been to California recently, you likely returned with a heightened awareness of the dangers present in the products you consume and use on a daily basis. That is because in California, Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify California citizens about significant amounts of...


HTMLTexas Supreme Court Limits Fraud Claims by Terminated Employees
David A. Baay, Thomas R. Bundy, Peter N. Farley, Sean D. Jordan, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Texas declared that at-will employees may not bring an action for fraud that is contingent on the promise of continued at-will employment. The Court also held that employees subject to a collective bargaining agreement are bound by the...


HTMLFifth Circuit Limits Pollution Liability
David A. Baay, Rachel Giesber Clingman, Juan C. Garcia, Daniel Johnson, Sean D. Jordan; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
In a significant decision issued February 24, 2014, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal laws preempt state laws in the case of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, because the event occurred in federal waters. That means states and local governments cannot collect penalties...