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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Texas Supreme Court May Clarify Scope of PUC Jurisdiction in Contract Disputes

On December 8, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of Oncor Electric Delivery Company (“Oncor”) in a case that resulted in a judgment against Oncor of approximately $500,000 in damages, interest, and attorneys’ fees.  In its appeal, Oncor asserts that the court entering that judgment had no jurisdiction and that only […]

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Texas Statute Could Not Help Engineering Company, Because No Licensed Engineer Provided Services

In order to protect professionals from frivolous lawsuits, a Texas statute provides that lawsuits arising out of the provision of professional services (such as engineering or architecture) must include a certificate of merit.  That certificate must include a sworn statement by a qualified expert as to the negligence or other error committed; failure to file […]

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