MehaffyWeber is proud to announce its inclusion in the Chambers & Partners USA Legal Guide for 2019. Chambers & Partners ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the country and around the world, and compiles lists of those with outstanding dedication to and success within the legal profession. In addition to the firm’s inclusion, two of our attorneys, M.C. Carrington and shareholder Robert Black were included in individual lawyer guides.
Last month, several train cars carrying ethanol derailed just south of downtown Fort Worth. The ethanol not only caused a dangerous spill, but it also caught on fire, causing a dangerous situation for nearby residents. However, just because a chemical spill has occurred does not mean the spill was caused by negligence.
The New England Patriots may have won the 2019 Super Bowl, but there’s one Super Bowl fight that’s just started brewing. MillerCoors has filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch (the maker of Bud Light) over a commercial that first appeared during the Super Bowl. Because neither one of these beer giants has yet to back down, it’s likely the lawsuit will end up being a hard fought and expensive battle.
Technology has dramatically changed the way we live our lives. Most of us have a smartphone, computer, or tablet within arms reach nearly all the time. Our increased reliance on technology to exchange and store information has created an infinite amount of data, but with it, an increase in cyber attacks and privacy related incidents. As technology and data has evolved, so has the ability of individuals to use the technology for nefarious purposes.
The #MeToo movement has been pivotal in exposing the abuses many people suffer both in and out of the workplace. The rise of the movement has helped expose areas where companies failed to implement protocols and training that could prevent and immediately address instances of reported sexual harassment. As the movement continues to help people find the courage to speak up, companies of all sizes need to proactively work to prevent instances of sexual harassment in the workplace as well as ensure protocols are in place if and when a situation arises.