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By Russell Gully
Most of the dollar limitations applicable for 2010 to employee benefit plans qualified under the Internal Revenue Code remain unchanged from the corresponding dollar limitations for 2009.
As litigation continues to become increasingly complex with plaintiffs attempting to unite in class action lawsuits while naming as many defendants as possible, the legal costs associated with defending such lawsuits present a great economic challenge to many companies.
The following is a summary of the recently proposed energy bill, the Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2004.
The Brazilian oil and gas monopoly started to became more flexible in 1995, after the enactment of Constitutional Amendment No. 09 by the National Congress. The amendment removed constitutional barriers to the participation of the private sector in oil and gas activities in Brazil.
By James Morriss III
Governor Perry recently signed into law a bill that offers developers, lenders, real-estate professionals, and property owners the opportunity to return environmentally impacted properties to productive use more quickly.
By Roxella Cavazos
The Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against employees with military service obligations, including reservists and National Guard members called to active duty.
By James Morriss III, Matthew Knifton
A new law passed during the 78th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, H.B. 3152, offers hope of a sensible limit to the cost of cleaning up groundwater in an urban environment by creating the concept of the Municipal Setting Designation ("MSD").
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") published its proposed changes to the definition of "solid waste" on October 28, 2003.
Texas Commercial Energy (the "Company" or "TCE") filed for bankruptcy protection on March 6, 2003 in the Southern District of Texas following a sudden and dramatic rise in the price of wholesale electricity.
By Ivan Tauil, John Cohn
The state of Rio de Janeiro ("RJ") has recently approved two harmful, and possibly unconstitutional, laws that may hinder exploration and production activities in and off the coast of RJ.
By James Morriss III, Becky Jolin
An important early stage of the acquisition of industrial facilities in the United States is the careful assessment and resolution of environmental concerns.
By Scott Stolley
After a trial, the losing party often has too much at stake, emotionally or financially, to let the verdict stand unchallenged.