Stephanie O’Rourke Featured as a 2020 Best San Antonio Lawyer

Congratulations to Stephanie O'Rourke for being featured as a 2020 Best San Antonio Lawyer by Scene in San Antonio Magazine. Established in 1999, Scene in San Antonio Magazine has been San Antonio's Premier City Publication for over 20 years.  Each year, Scene reviews submissions from peers for the Best Lawyer...

Stephanie O’Rourke Named 2020 Litigator of the Year

[caption id="attachment_1291" align="alignleft" width="240"] Stephanie L. O'Rourke[/caption] The American Institute of Trial Lawyers has named Stephanie O'Rourke Litigator of the Year for 2020 in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of Civil Litigation.  Lawyers are selected based upon their exemplary work in the legal field, their positive standing...

OSHA Releases Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) last week provided a list of safety tips for employers to help protect construction workers from exposure to COVID-19. OSHA’s latest guidance encourages employers in the construction industry to allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth, as well as training...

City of Dallas Building Inspection Announcement

The City of Dallas recently enacted its Rules for the Construction Industry as to COVID-19 in Dallas Ordinance No. 200438. Yesterday, the City further announced the strict enforcement of the ordinance and accompanying policies during all building inspections. It will be the responsibility of the contractor to ensure that personnel on the...

All Construction Work Now Permitted in Austin

The City of Austin has confirmed that all construction work is now permitted in Austin.  The City issued Supplemental Guidance late yesterday based on Governor Abbott's March 31 Executive Order, confirming that it will no longer prohibit residential or commercial construction.  The City stressed in a memo to the public...

UPDATE: Procedure for obtaining “commercial activity” exemption for travel from Louisiana to Texas revised by Texas Executive Order GA-14

We recently reported regarding Texas Executive Order GA-12, which imposes a mandatory self-quarantine for persons entering the State of Texas through roadways from Louisiana, as well as the exemption for travel in connection with commercial activity. To read that article, click here: https://www.cokinoslaw.com/texas-executive-order-requiring-self-quarantine-for-travelers-from-louisiana-and-the-commercial-activity-exception/. The State of Texas is taking measures...

Texas Executive Order Requiring Self-Quarantine for Travelers from Louisiana and the “Commercial Activity” Exception

On March 29, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gregg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-12 imposing a mandatory self-quarantine for persons entering the State of Texas through roadways from Louisiana. Importantly, the executive order’s self-quarantine requirement does not apply to people traveling in “connection with commercial activity,” among...

Dallas County Rules for the Construction Industry

Construction is an Essential Business and Critical Infrastructure in Dallas County. The county has released a document to guide the Construction industry on the meaning and application of the Order issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on March 29, 2020. The document also includes clarity on safety precautions to...