The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey will continue to be felt by many Texans for the coming weeks and months. During that time, employers may wish to provide paid time off (“PTO”) benefits to employees affected by the storm who have already exhausted all available PTO, or who are otherwise ineligible for such benefits. Internal […]
In 2012, two hailstorms in Hidalgo County, Texas, spawned thousands of lawsuits involving alleged underpayment of property insurance claims. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, the number of windstorm and hail claims that led to policyholders suing their insurance carriers increased after 2011 by an average of 1,400% for the years 2012-2014. As a […]
Branscomb | PC is pleased to announce that fourteen of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2018 Best Lawyers List. The 2018 Best Lawyers list includes: Pat Autry: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy Jim Clancy: Commercial Litigation Joe Davis: Litigation – Trusts and Estates Jeff Dickerson: […]
Texans’ increased use of unmanned aircraft (or drones, as they are more commonly called) has led to a corresponding increase in legislation designed to regulate the industry. During the 85th legislative session, a number of bills were authored with the goal of providing additional direction as to who may fly drones, where they may fly […]
Branscomb PC achieved a clean sweep win in the case of ExxonMobil Corp and WHM Custom Services, Inc. v Rincones, — S.W.3d – (Tex. 2017) providing clarity and protection to Texas employers. While the Court’s decision is important on many issues, this summary’s focus is only on the employment-related aspects of the case. The facts […]
Branscomb | PC received Tri-Tier Metropolitan recognition by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in the 2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms” As Listed in the Seventh Edition of the “Best Law Firms” Rankings Metropolitan Tier 1 Corpus Christi Commercial Litigation Litigation – Trusts & Estates Tax Law Trusts & Estates Law San Antonio Real Estate […]
Branscomb | PC is sponsoring the Hill Country Family Services Charity Golf Tournament, which will take place at 8:30 a.m. on October 3, 2016, at Cordillera Country Golf Club in Boerne, Texas. Click here for tickets. To learn more about the organization, visit their website by clicking here.
This month, Branscomb | PC is sponsoring “Burgers with the Bench,” which will take place at 4:00 p.m. on June 16, 2016, at Railroad Seafood Station. To learn more about the organization, follow them on their Facebook page.
The Accommodation Doctrine and Dominant Estate Rulings Regarding Groundwater (Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC v. The City of Lubbock) A Landmark Groundwater Case On May 27, 2016, in the case of Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC v. The City of Lubbock, the Texas Supreme Court held that groundwater estates are governed by the “accommodation doctrine.” This is […]
Branscomb | PC is a participating sponsor in the June 16, 2016 Leading by Example: Educational Advocate Awards being held at the Al Amin Shriners Pavilion in Corpus Christi, Texas. For more information about the organization, visit their website.