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Whitney White Selected to 2024 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Sessions, Israel & Shartle proudly announces that for the 6th year, Whitney White, a partner in our Dallas Office, has been named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Consumer Law.

HR Policies and Proper Investigations Critical - $366 Million Jury Award Slashed to $248,619.57

In February 2024, the 5th Circuit (covering Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi) reduced a $366 million jury verdict to $248,619.57. A Texas jury awarded the $366 million after finding that FedEx terminated the Plaintiff in retaliation for alleging discrimination against a supervisor.

No Injury, No Standing, No Entry to Florida State Court

On February 26, 2024, a Florida state court, following federal law concepts, ruled under state law that a plaintiff’s alleged statutory violations, with the only “injury” being a fear of future harm, lacked the required standing to stay in state court.

NY Voids Medical Debt If Credit Reported

On December 13, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law the Fair Medical Debt Reporting Act. This new law is effective immediately and prohibits the credit reporting of any medical debt in New York. And “any” means any – it is not just negative information; there can be no furnishing of any information regarding any medical debt in New York.

Florida State Trial Court Ruling: No Actual FDCPA Damages, No State Court Filing Permitted

On November 17, 2023, a Florida state court found no standing to sue when the plaintiff merely alleged a statutory injury for collection of a debt not owed and the fear of future harm if the court did not intervene.

Our Partners David Israel, Bryan Shartle & David Clouston Honored as 2024 Best Lawyers® in America and Whitney White Honored as 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America!

SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE is delighted to announce that three of our partners, David Israel (employment), Bryan C. Shartle (commercial litigation), and David R. Clouston (commercial litigation), have been recognized as The Best Lawyers® in America for 2024. Our partner Whitney White (commercial litigation) was recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024.

USCIS Announces New Form I-9 and Alternative Verification Option

On July 21, 2023 federal immigration agencies authorized an optional alternative procedure to in-person physical examination of documents presented for the purpose of completing the Form I-9.

Nevada’s S.B. 248 Medical Debt Collection Law Barely Survives Constitutional Challenge

Two years ago, the ACA, several debt collectors, debt buyers and a debt collection law firm filed a lawsuit through Sessions, Israel & Shartle, LLC and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP seeking to prohibit S.B. 248 from becoming effective. 

EEOC Issues Updated ADA Guidance as COVID-19 Health Emergency Ends

On May 15, 2023 the EEOC issued a number of updates to its COVID-19 technical assistance, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” addressing questions about ongoing COVID-19-related ADA issues now that the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended.

ICE Announces Freeze on Remote I-9 Verifications - Employers Have Until August 30 To Complete In-Person Re-Verification

DHS/ICE announced that after the COVID-19 pandemic Form I-9 flexibilities sunset on July 31, 2023, employers who conducted remote verifications during the pandemic will have until August 30, 2023 to perform all required physical examination of identity and employment eligibility documents for individuals (1) hired on or after March 20, 2020, and (2) whose identity and work eligibility documents were only examined virtually or remotely.




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