Experts Must Provide Details

A recent Texas Supreme Court decision is a reminder of the importance of detail in expert reports and testimony.  Lawyers and experts may need to go far beyond what they think is reasonable in providing details, especially when the expert opinion is necessary to support a claim for relief. Needle Inserted into the Optic Nerve […]

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For 2018, Resolve to Know Your Permits

A suggested New Year’s resolution: know your permits.  While facility management teams generally know the numerical parameters that the facility must meet, some fail to keep other permit requirements in focus. Facilities can violate their permit even without emitting or discharging anything illegal, by failing to comply with the numerous narrative requirements. Also, for those […]

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Baylor Case: Public Statements Can Waive Privilege

Baylor University was concerned that it was not in full compliance with federal law relating to complaints of sexual harassment and violence. Baylor also expected litigation.  Baylor’s Board of Regents hired the Pepper Hamilton law firm to investigate Baylor’s procedures, policies and other “institutional response” aspects of Baylor’s compliance obligations.  Baylor and Pepper Hamilton agreed […]

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