The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently ruled energy companies who pay workers by the day must include overtime pay as they are not exempt, salaried employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. LPHS appellate partner David Coale says the ruling “follows the old adage that “politics makes strange bedfellows.” “Apparently ‘textualism’ does too,” Coale said. […]
With the ongoing debate over wearing masks in Texas because of COVID-19, LPHS appellate and constitutional law attorney David Coale appeared on the KXAS NBC 5 political podcast Lone Star Politics to discuss the back and forth of all the legal issues involving the mask mandate bans. Listen to David’s interview on the podcast.
A Dallas County judge has recently ruled on the debate regarding the Texas mask mandate ban and the challenge by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, ruling in his favor and allowing the county to reinstate the mask mandate. Prior to the ruling, a hearing took place where both sides presented their arguments, including a parent […]
Dallas County and school districts throughout the region are involved in a legal battle with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his mask ban order. LPHS partner Andrés Correa explains the issue to KXTX Telemundo 39 Dallas. View the interview on Telemundo 39.
In May, Texas Governor Greg Abbot issued an executive order preventing cities, counties and schools from issuing their own mask mandates in response to COVID. LPHS constitutional law attorney David Coale explains how that order legally impacts leadership at the local level. “The way the statute is set up, the governor’s rules have priority. He’s the top of the pyramid […]
Dallas County civil trial courts are on hold for a week due to concerns with an increase of Covid-19 cases. LPHS partner Michael K. Hurst says while lawyers want to get back in courts, there is an understanding of the need to limit trials. “It’s not gonna do anybody any favors or good if the trials taking place […]
The Texas Supreme Court closed its recent session with two opinions, finding that Academy Sports & Goods could not be found liable for supplying the weapon used in the 2017 Sutherland Springs shootings while ruling that Facebook could face liability when sex traffickers use the platform to prey on children. LPHS appellate partner David Coale responded to questions […]
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former high school cheerleader who sued her school district after she was punished for making vulgar Snapchat remarks about tryouts. LPHS appellate and constitutional law attorney David Coale explains the ruling. “They said essentially you have gone too far school. She is out of school; she is on her […]
The U.S. Supreme Court tackled two high-profile cases involving Obamacare and a Philadelphia-based Catholic organization that did not allow same-sex couples from becoming foster parents. In a unanimous vote, the court ruled in favor of the Catholic organization. In the challenge over Obamacare, the justices ruled 7-2 to dismiss the challenge to the law. In […]
Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann is pleased to announce that attorney Jervonne Newsome has been shortlisted as a “Future Leader” in the USA Private Practice Category by Chambers and Partners for the 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Awards. Jervonne is 1 of 15 attorneys across the nation to be shortlisted for the award. This award spotlights role models who are furthering the advancement […]