San Antonio employment law

For some 10-15 years, employers have been trying to save some money by transforming traditional employees into independent contractors.  Different entities use different tests to determine whether an employee is truly an independent contractor. I previously wrote about the various tests here. One commonly used test is that employed by the Texas Workforce Commission.

The Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, 597 U.S. ___, 142 S.Ct. 2111, 213 L.Ed.2d 387 (2022),  is an odd decision. In that opinion Justice Thomas found that no law regarding possession of firearms could withstand judicial scrutiny unless it could be shown that the law fits with

The trial regarding the death of University of Incarnate Word student Cameron Redus is set for Sept. 19, 2022.  Years of appeals over the issue whether the UIW police department enjoyed governmental immunity was resolved.  That issue was resolved in 2020. See my blog post about that Supreme Court of Texas opinion here.  After

The Infowars defamation trial resumed on Friday. A former Infowars employee testified via a taped deposition. The employee testified that he warned staff writers several times that they were speculating, not engaging in true journalism in regard to Sandy Hook. He said his warnings were met with laughter and jokes.

Jury Questions

The jury has

Well, as we might imagine, the Alex Jones Infowars trial is not going well for Infowars. A producer, Daria Karpov testified and she evaded many questions. She evaded questions about Infowars’ audience size. The questioning then addressed the “crisis actors” issue. Alex Jones had claimed many times that the Sandy Hook Elementary children were not

Ken Paxton cannot stay out of the news. He also does not hesitate to advance novel, even tenuous legal theories. I previously wrote here about the State Bar of Texas filing suit regarding AG Paxton’s law license. Now, AG Paxton has  responded by filing a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. In his motion to dismiss,

To mark Memorial Day, I would also like to recall two area San Antonio heroes. They were both fiends of mine. They both died in war zones back in 2005 and 2006 when I was deployed myself.

SSGT Clinton Newman was a fine soldier. He was a bright young man in the 321st Civil Affairs

The Western District of Texas recently denied in part and granted in part a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in the matter of Doe v. U.T. at San Antonio, No. 20-CV-1039-DAE (W.D. Tex. 9/27/2021). The Plaintiff sued UTSA based on several theories. He also sued two administrators in addition to the school itself. The

The current conflict in Ukraine is truly remarkable on several levels. Of course, the human suffering is really the worst. The civilian death toll is likely to rise even higher. But, what about the Russian tactics? This author trained to fight the Soviet army for about a decade. So, the tactics are of much interest.