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CFPB ban on mandatory consumer arbitration may attract challenge

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new rule prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses in most consumer banking contracts has just been published in the Federal Register, which makes it official. However, the rule's publication also starts the clock on two challenges that may be brought against it.

Texas a top state for foreign investors in commercial real estate

According to a recent survey, roughly half of the members of the National Association of Realtors reported an increase in commercial real estate transactions involving investors from outside the U.S. in 2016. And Texas is one of the top three markets for foreign investors.

Zoning laws land golf complex in the rough

Before you can open a business in a particular location, you must first ensure that the area is zoned appropriately. However, even if the city approves your plans and says you can move forward with your plans, objections can arise and threaten the future of your business.

What is inappropriate behavior in the workplace?

As an employer in Houston, it’s important to ensure that your place of work is welcoming for everyone. In this case, certain inappropriate behavior in the workplace can be extremely problematic, especially when supervisory personnel fail to intervene. To this end, your business could be subject to a damaging lawsuit, which can have a wide range of harmful effects.

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