In today’s fast-paced world, we have become accustomed to having the option to go online, find what we need, and purchase those items within a matter of minutes. Everything from a new phone case to a week’s worth of groceries is just a few clicks away. One of the websites we often turn to for these tasks is e-commerce giant Amazon. While typically consumers feel comfortable making frequent purchases from the site, a recent products liability suit found third-party manufacturers used by Amazon could impact the quality and safety of products sold—but what about the impact on the e-commerce company itself?
In its inaugural podcast, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) welcomed two MehaffyWeber attorneys as guests — Shareholder Michele Y. Smith and Managing Shareholder Bob Black. The two spoke on the topic of “Weathering the Storm,” including a discussion of how attorneys plan for disaster-related events and the associated difficulties within the profession.
The Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of all 106 plaintiffs. This is a significant decision, as it answered constitutional questions created by the 2005 enactment of Chapter 90 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code and the 2013 amendment to the statute that allowed for dismissal of claims that do not satisfy the impairment criteria.
For many businesses, planning is everything. This is especially true when it comes to those who work within the oil and gas industry. Beginning new projects, forecasting logistics, and accounting for the safety of all employees involves significant time and planning. For Kinder Morgan, this rings especially true as new city ordinances are causing unforeseen issues to arise.