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Whistleblowers: Who Ya Gonna Call?

The Texas Whistleblower Act protects a public employee who makes a good faith report of a legal violation by his or her employer “to an appropriate law enforcement authority.” Tex. Gov’t Code  § 554.002(a).   Texas law has generally held that the “appropriate law enforcement authority” must be an authority that has outward-looking powers to investigate, … Continue Reading

What’s in a name?

Under Rule 28, is pleading the name of a popular location where a business is located sufficient to name an entity? This was the issue in Seidler v. Morgan, a recent Texarkana Court of Appeals case. While vacationing at Fish Creek Ranch located in Dolores, CO, the plaintiff fell from a horse and dislocated her hip. A … Continue Reading