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Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey surround a fuel pump at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Unprecedented flooding from the Category 4 storm that slammed into the state's coast last week, sending gasoline prices surging as oil refineries shut, may also set a record for rainfall in the contiguous U.S., the weather service said Tuesday. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Harvey Flood Victims Face Uphill Battle Suing Governments

Harvey Flood Victims Face Uphill Battle Suing Governments

By Perry Cooper, Bloomberg BNA  A 2016 Texas Supreme Court ruling and lessons from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina point to a difficult road ahead for Houston-area residents seeking to hold county and other governmental bodies liable for flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. “Based on what I see in the Texas Supreme Court opinion and

The Houston skyline stands after Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Estimates for damages caused by Hurricane Harvey are climbing with the storm poised to regain strength in the Gulf of Mexico before crashing back on land. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Some Houston Big Law Firms Spared Worst of Harvey’s Damage

Big Law firms with Houston offices are still in recovery mode following Hurricane Harvey, which dropped more than 50 inches of rain over the metropolitan region last weekend. Fortunately, many firms with downtown offices were spared the worst of the record-breaking storm’s damage. Kenneth Broughton, managing partner of Reed Smith’s Houston office, said it could

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SEC Considering Harvey Relief as Companies Detail Storm’s Impact

By Sara Merken, Bloomberg BNA  The Securities and Exchange Commission said Aug. 30 that it is evaluating the possibility of granting relief from filing deadlines and other regulatory requirements for companies impacted by tropical storm Harvey. “Agency officials have been and will remain in close communication with market participants and key market infrastructure providers, as

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As Hurricane Shuts Down Houston, Law Schools and Firms Respond

Donald Guter, Dean of the South Texas College of Law-Houston, spent 32 years in the Navy and responded to several major natural disasters over the course of his career. Still, he was awestruck after witnessing Hurricane Harvey. “I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” he said. Since the storm started, Guter has split his time between