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 Lauren Kilgore, Nashville-based Partner at Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, was selected to Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers. Billboard said that this year, the attorneys in the music industry have, “kept business on course, helped clients cope with the pandemic – and vigorously joined the call for racial justice.”  Lauren serves as outside counsel for Black River Entertainment, and spent much of 2019 and 2020  preparing for the release of Kelsea Ballerini’s…
The managing partner of Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton said he’s no fan of strategic planning, but the Dallas-based firm has still added 17 lawyers so far in 2020. By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys | August 07, 2020 at 11:49 AM John Shackelford, managing partner Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton When midsize Texas firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton added a group of intellectual property lawyers — 5 in Dallas and 1 in Houston — in July,…
By Chris Mathews  – Reporter, Houston Business Journal – July 27, 2020 at 7:00am  CDT Companies in Houston — from Main Street businesses to professional sports teams — are suing their insurance providers for denying business-interruption insurance claims brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Houston-based law firm Matthew & Associates is representing numerous local restaurants that are suing their insurance companies over denying claims on coronavirus-related losses. Star Cinema Grill, a Houston-based movie theater company, filed
David Barron, Houston Chronicle  |  July 20, 2020  |  Updated: July 20, 2020 8:53 p.m. (9/16/03) Exterior of the new Toyota Center, downtown Houston. Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle The Rockets have filed suit in Rhode Island against the team’s insurance provider, which last month rejected the team’s claim for damages related to the shutdown of NBA games and concert performances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit, filed in Providence County…
Many of you may be familiar with the requirements for documenting inspections that return an aircraft to service.  But what happens when the inspection is completed without returning the aircraft to service?  The latter situation raises questions about  how and where maintenance entries must be made following an annual inspection with resulting discrepancies that are not corrected. For discussion purposes, let’s assume an aircraft owner brings his or her aircraft in to a mechanic holding…
The Scenario You are performing an inspection on an aircraft and you remove a component part.  You then clean, inspect and reinstall the part.  You don’t disassemble or assemble the part.  You don’t perform any testing or repair of the part.  Rather, you simply follow each of the steps and requirements in the applicable overhaul manual, or other approved data you are using in connection with the work on the component part. The Question When…
With illegal chartering on the rise, the industry is attempting to raise awareness of the risks pilots, operators and aircraft owners face when they ignore regulations. According to a recent survey by the US National Air Transportation Association, 90% of the USA’s business aviation community has been negatively affected by illegal chartering – when privately-owned planes are used to transport passengers without the required licensing and inspections from aviation authorities. Read the full article featuring…
A mechanic who holds an inspection authorization (“IA“) recently asked me whether he could perform inspections both at his home base here in Texas and also at his home in Minnesota where he escapes the sometimes scorching heat of Texas summers. The mechanic knew that the IA issued by the FAA does not contain any specific geographic limitations and, as a result, the mechanic thought the answer to the question should be “anywhere in the…