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Case Notes

ALAMO HEIGHTS v. CLARK: LET’S TALK ABOUT SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND IT’S ROLE IN ESTABLISHING SAME-SEX HARASSMENT
— Rachael Thomson

LIGHTNING STRIKES THE TEXAS SUPREME COURT
— Hannah Fred 

B.C. v. STEAK N SHAKE OPERATIONS, INC.: SHAKING UP TEXAS’S INTERPRETATION OF THE TCHRA
— Sydney Huber

UNION PACIFIC R.R. CO. V. NAMI: HOW FELA’S RELAXED CAUSATION STANDARD MAY BITE TEXAS RAILROAD EMPLOYERS— Lani Durio

PICKING UP THE TAB: TEXAS’ OIL & GAS POSTPRODUCTION BATTLE— Gabriel Gonzalez

MINIMUM CONTACTS ANALYSIS AND BROADCAST SIGNALS IN TEXAS— Christy Gilbert

BACK TO BASICS: How Whistleblower Protection is Limited to Whistleblowers in Asadi v. G.E. Energy
—Drew Erickson

IN RE DEEPWATER HORIZON: Texas to Revisit Atofina to Decide Scope of Additional-Insured Liability Coverage
—Laura J. Thetford

IT’S NONE OF YOUR (PRIMARY) BUSINESS: Determining When An Internet Speaker Is A Member Of The “Electronic Media” UnderSection 51.014(A)(6)—Drew del Junco

PLANNED PARENTHOOD V. ABBOTT: The Constitutionality Of Admitting Privileges Requirements—Blake Freeny

TEXAS RICE LAND PARTNERS, LTD. V. DENBURY GREEN PIPELINE-TEXAS, LLC: TEXAS EMINENT DOMAIN LAW AND THE NOT-SO-COMMON COMMON CARRIER STATUS— Emily Quiros

NONSUBSCRIBERS’ CLAIMS OF “NO DUTY” AGAINST EMPLOYEE’S WORKPLACE INJURIES—Stephen L. Pasta

DISCRIMINATE ARBITRATION: How the Federal District Court’s Decision in Fernandes V. Dillard’s, Inc. Shows that Title VII Must be Unarbitratable—Salma Charania

FPL FARMING, LTD. V. ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS, L.C.: Subsurface Trespass in Texas—David Mann