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Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • May 22

    Head-On Car Crash Injures 2 in Terrell, TX near Airport Rd

    Head-On Car Crash Injures 2 in Terrell, TX near Airport Rd
    Terrell, Texas — There was an accident along Airport Road in south Terrell this past Thursday between two cars, which left one person moderately injured and one person critically injured. Police said that this happened at about 12:00…
  • May 22

    Police ID Derek Paral as Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Odessa, TX after Accident at Construction Site

    Police ID Derek Paral as Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Odessa, TX after Accident at Construction Site
    Odessa, TX — A young man riding a dirt bike at a construction site in far northern Odessa was badly injured after an accident on Thursday night, May 21, 2015. Police said that 23-year old Derek Paral was hurt after his bike lost control…
  • May 22

    Tyler, TX: Pickup Truck Crashes in Rainy Weather on I-20, Two Injured

    Tyler, TX: Pickup Truck Crashes in Rainy Weather on I-20, Two Injured
    Tyler, Texas — Police said that there was a serious accident along I-20 several miles NE of Tyler on Thursday morning during the rainy weather. It appears that two people in a small red pickup truck were injured after the truck lost…
Rank this Week: 68

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively

    When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively
    Nancy H. Rogers, Professor Emeritus of Law at the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law has authored a timely paper entitled, “When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene…
  • Jan 12

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part V

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part V
    In Part Four we began to discuss solutions (not just problems), and urged that a first step in incentivizing counsel to hold down litigation costs is to have a neutral oversee the process of discovery closely enough (1) to make it in…
  • Jan 12

    Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi

    Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi
    Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law, Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar, and Professor of Ethics, Regulation, and The Rule of Law at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, and Alex Wiker, Post-Graduate Fellow in…
Rank this Week: 114

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    In-person-visitation bill nears finish line, grandfathers video-only facilitie

    In-person-visitation bill nears finish line, grandfathers video-only facilitie
    Legislation by Rep. Eric Johnson (SB 549) to require most Texas county jails to provide in-person visitation (grandfathering a baker's dozen that built video only facilities in the last few years) has cleared committee in the second chamber…
  • May 23

    Abbott: Texas intends to comply with federal prison rape reg

    Abbott: Texas intends to comply with federal prison rape reg
    Reversing course from Gov. Rick Perry's rash decision last year, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Texas will seek to fully comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, reported the Texas Tribune. Readers may recall this blog broke the story…
  • May 22

    Still a chance for surcharge reform bills in home stretch

    Still a chance for surcharge reform bills in home stretch
    With not much time to spare, CSSB 93, which in its revised form would make Texas DPS stop suspending driver licenses for unpaid Driver Responsibility surcharges, passed the senate yesterday on a 28-3 vote. See MSM coverage here, here, and…
Rank this Week: 148

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Covers Texas construction accidents and workplace safety. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.texas-construction-accident-attorney.com
  • Nov 15

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store
    Two workers were injured in Fort Worth, TX by a falling awning on November 14, 2012. The workers were attempting to remove the awning as part of a renovation project for Gateway Church at an abandoned grocery store. The men sustained nonfatal…
  • Nov 12

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident
    According to local news reports, 39-year old John Goode, an employee of Drewery Tree Service’s tree cutting business, was killed on November 9, 2012 after a work accident. Goode was trimming trees at Stephen F. Austin University and was at…
  • Nov 8

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 203

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • May 22

    Nationwide to Pay $8M Over Variable Annuity Pricing Violation

    Nationwide to Pay $8M Over Variable Annuity Pricing Violation
    Nationwide Life Insurance Co. has ben ordered to pay an $8 million penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for purposely delaying variable annuity and life insurance policy orders and that this led to company’s failure to…
  • May 20

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Panel (“FINRA”) has ordered UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico and UBS Wealth Management (collectively “UBS”) to pay a client from Puerto Rico $1 million to repurchase…
  • May 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection
    The nation’s highest court has just made it easier for workers to sue their 401k plans for charging excessive fees for investments. The case is Tibble v. Edison International, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the…
Rank this Week: 213

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • May 14

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia Kills 8, Injures Hundred

    Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia Kills 8, Injures Hundred
    Pictured above: A scene from the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia   On Tuesday night, a devastating Amtrak train derailment killed eight people and injured hundreds more that were on the train that night. The train was traveling to New…
  • May 13

    Toyota and Nissan Recall 6.5 Million Vehicles Over Airbag Concern

    Toyota and Nissan Recall 6.5 Million Vehicles Over Airbag Concern
      Pictured above: Workers at a Toyota factory in Japan.  Today, Toyota and Nissan recalled an additional 6.5 million vehicles to the 25 million that have been deemed to have potentially faulty airbags. So far, six people have died…
  • May 11

    Semi Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into and Kills Tow Truck Driver in Hudson, Ohio

    Semi Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into and Kills Tow Truck Driver in Hudson, Ohio
    Pictured above: The tractor-trailer involved in the accident  Earlier this morning, an accident involving a semi tractor-trailer occurred on the Ohio Turnpike near the mile marker 182. A tow truck driver was loading a disabled car onto…
Rank this Week: 251

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 288

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • May 20

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk
    I've heard of being chained to your desk, but this is ridiculous. Yes, I have joined the ranks of those using not just standup desks, but a treadmill under my desk. As I dictate this, walking, I have a two-thirds...
  • May 20

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage
    Many eyes will be turned to David Letterman tonight as he has his last show, ending a long, long run. I was just thinking this morning how much we'll miss his "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment, and in homage (see here...
  • May 20

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction
    Mesmerized WTF? Bored. (Left to right). Courtesy of the Smith boys, circa 2005.
Rank this Week: 296

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet

    Memorial Day: Thank a Vet
    Memorial Day is a time to remember those veterans who gave all they had to give for us. I always think of  1SGT Saenz at times like this. Some 100 of us IRR members met at Ft. Jackson on March 13, 2005. We reported to Ft. Jackson, South…
  • May 20

    Plaintiff Loses Spilled Hot Coffee Trial

    Plaintiff Loses Spilled Hot Coffee Trial
    The McDonald’s coffee cup case from New Mexico some 20 years ago is often cited by folks alleging lawsuit abuse. What those folks do not know is the coffee was kept at a very high temperature (above 160 degrees) despite many complaints,…
  • May 19

    Former City Manager Says Female Council Members Process Things Differently

    Former City Manager Says Female Council Members Process Things Differently
    Are women different when they serve in managerial capacities? One former City Manager apparently thinks so. Jonathan Allen, former City Manager of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, addressed the group and said plainly that women in government do not…
Rank this Week: 361

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 350

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Jan 16

    Reasons to File Bankruptcy at the Beginning of the New Year

    Reasons to File Bankruptcy at the Beginning of the New Year
    If you ask any bankruptcy lawyer what they feel the best time is for filing bankruptcy, you’ll likely hear a resounding, “Now!” In truth, waiting around to file bankruptcy increases your risk for wage garnishments, lawsuits,…
  • Nov 20

    How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Through Bankruptcy

    How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Through Bankruptcy
    Excessive debt is one of the major reasons why people file for bankruptcy. In many cases, the excessive debt is the result of paying for necessities such as medical bills and vehicle repairs. While there are some exceptions, most credit…
  • Oct 13

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    The idea behind bankruptcy is to assist a person in resolving debt and learning better financial management. Being able to start again is not just about leaving the past behind, it also requires a person to protect their remaining assets. The…
Rank this Week: 375

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 25

    Releash The Hound

    Releash The Hound
    Calling the CFPB a "rogue agency," Georgia Senator David Perdue introduced a bill in the Senate last week to bring the rogue to heel. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015 is a companion bill to one…
  • May 20

    Reality Check

    Reality Check
    While ideologues pontificating from ivory towers claim that community banks don't need regulatory relief, since they are doing just fine financially, boots on the ground tell a different story. Community banks are drowning in a torrent of…
  • May 17

    Banks: Targets of Opportunity

    Banks: Targets of Opportunity
    Conservative economist Larry Kudlow claims that while bank-bashing didn't work for the Labor party in the recent UK elections, banks in the US should gear up for a round of groin-kicking from both sides of the US political spectrum as...
Rank this Week: 409

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
  • Aug 7

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
  • Jul 11

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
Rank this Week: 401

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

http://www.angelreyesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?
      Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?    
  • Jul 9

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit
      This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw…
  • Jul 8

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 418

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 497

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Jan 5

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t

    Victoria Advocate – How the Housing Authority works and doesn’t
    Dorothy Graves was homeless last year. She lived out of her 2001 GM Cavalier for four months, showering at friends’ houses, before she heard the Victoria Housing Authority could put a roof over her head. “I was ecstatic,”…
  • Nov 20

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 488

Texas Law Blog

Texas Law Blog

Covers Texas law and legal issues. By Bradley Clark and John Jacks.

http://texaslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 29

    Innovative law schools would offer these course

    Innovative law schools would offer these course
    In addition to contracts, property, constitutional law, torts, and all of the other traditional law school courses the following courses should be taught, IMHO, at American law schools: 
  • Feb 28

    Wildfire Symposium at Texas Wesleyan School of Law

    Wildfire Symposium at Texas Wesleyan School of Law
    Texas suffered devastating wildfires this past summer and the State Bar of Texas did a great job extending help to those in need of legal advice. Texas Wesleyan School of Law will hold a symposium on wildfire law on Friday, March 23, 2012.
  • Feb 21

    Have lawyers priced themselves out of a very large and very important market?

    Have lawyers priced themselves out of a very large and very important market?
    Billing rates at American law firms have been under attack for the last several years. The steady rise in hourly rates at firms of all sizes has left a large market in need of affordable legal services. Millions of individuals and businesses…
Rank this Week: 464

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • May 22

    Near-Drowning of 4-year-old girl reported at Orlando, FL Resort

    Near-Drowning of 4-year-old girl reported at Orlando, FL Resort
    News sources have reported the near-drowning of a 4-year-old girl this week at the Bluegreen Vacations Fountains Resort in Orlando, Florida. The girl's family found her at the bottom of the resort's 6,000 square foot swimming pool. It is…
  • May 21

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground
    How does a modern cruise ship run aground? That is what maritime investigators will be trying to sort out over the coming months in the case of Boston based Norwegian Dawn grounding on a charted reef off the Bermuda coast. The liner had…
  • May 18

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool
    Tragedy has struck. It is being reported that a 10-year-girl has drown in one of the swimming pools aboard the NCL operated Norwegian Gem cruise ship. Coast Guard Spokesperson, Nate Littlejohn, stated the cruise ship was 75 miles off the…
Rank this Week: 634

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    Drunk Drivers Crackdown Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Drunk Drivers Crackdown Over Memorial Day Weekend
    Texas State Troopers, Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputies and City Police Departments Are ParticipatingDuring a traffic stop, drunk drivers who know they are above the legal limit often refuse to submit a breath sample, opting for driver…
  • May 20

    Takata Admits Its Airbags Are Defective - 15 Years Later

    Takata Admits Its Airbags Are Defective - 15 Years Later
    Recall Is Largest and Most Fraudulent in HistoryThe airbag was considered one of the most effective auto safety advances in auto manufacturing history. But over 15 years ago, they began exploding without warning, killing at least six people…
  • May 19

    Woman Thrown Through Windshield in Horrific Crash

    Woman Thrown Through Windshield in Horrific Crash
    Why Don't People Wear Their Seat Belts?A 60-year-old woman is in serious condition after flying halfway through the windshield during an accident outside of Houston. The accident occurred around 11 p.m on Saturday. A woman driving a gray…
Rank this Week: 692

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 637

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • May 12

    Presumption of MATERNITY in Texas?

    Presumption of MATERNITY in Texas?
    Did you know that the presumptions of paternity apply also to presumptions of maternity? Little known Texas Family Code section 160.106 says that the provision of Chapter 160 relating to the determination of paternity apply to a determination…
  • May 6

    What divorce custody arrangement is best for the kids?

    What divorce custody arrangement is best for the kids?
    In Texas, we have the Standard Possession Schedule, passed down to us by our Austin parenting experts, the Texas Legislature. It generally provides for the “non-primary” parent to have possession of the children alternating…
  • Apr 30

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge

    Tribute to Judge James Martin, presiding Dallas family court judge
    On Sunday, April 19, 2015, the Dallas Family Courts lost one of their own. Presiding Judge James Martin lost his battle with lymphoma, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy for children. Judge Martin was elected to the Dallas Family Court bench…
Rank this Week: 673

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
  • Apr 30

    Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case

    Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case
    Last week the Texas Supreme Court reversed a $1 million jury verdict in a retaliation case arising under state law. In San Antonio Water Systems v. Nichols, the court held that the former employee’s confrontation of a male executive…
  • Apr 27

    Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employee

    Texas Employers Should Educate Themselves on Dealing with Transgender Employee
    Diane Sawyer’s primetime interview with Bruce Jenner where he confirmed that he is transgender, and more closely identifies with the female rather than male gender, has raised awareness on the issues that affect these…
  • Apr 17

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut

    Oilfield Service Providers Should Consider WARN Act Implications Prior to Making Job Cut
    The price of oil has dropped significantly from its 2014 highs and the effect of this drop is trickling down to the oil field service providers.  Energy exploration and production companies are drastically cutting their capital…
Rank this Week: 689

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 737

Personal Injury and Social…

Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Blog

Information for injured persons and Social Security disability claimants in Texas. By Robert A. Kraft

http://www.injury-and-disability.com/
  • Aug 13

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com
    Beginning today I am discontinuing this blog, after seven years — since April 2005. I started another injury blog at about the same time, and my original plan was to discuss different topics on the two blogs. Over time, the content became…
  • Aug 10

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I've seen plenty of five-piece bands, and I've seen even more pianists. But until now I've never seen five guys play one piano — and actually make pretty good music.
  • Aug 9

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!
    Here's one from the "life is stranger than fiction" department. This is the full story reported by Mashable.com: In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, a Texas college student drove off a cliff while…
Rank this Week: 695

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 25

    Law School Action Comics #14

    Law School Action Comics #14
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • May 24

    Academic Success and Bar Prep Position at Appalachian School of Law

    Academic Success and Bar Prep Position at Appalachian School of Law
    The Appalachian School of Law (ASL) is looking for a full-time, tenure-earning faculty member interested in teaching in its Academic Success and Bar Preparation programs starting August 2015. ASL is committed to student achievement, and this…
  • May 23

    The Missing Piece: Academic Advising

    The Missing Piece: Academic Advising
    When I worked with undergraduates in my first career in higher education, I was heavily involved with academic advising for ten years. In fact, my doctoral dissertation was on an academic advising topic. As a result, I have always been...
Rank this Week: 792

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • May 22

    Chain Driven Winches Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

    Chain Driven Winches Recalled Due to Injury Hazard
    Hewitt has recalled 1,700 Marine chain driven winches after determining the products can break causing the lifts to fail.
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Safety Tip

    Memorial Day Safety Tip
    Following a few simple safety tips can help ensure you and your family enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.
  • May 21

    Precision Trading Recalls 4,700 Espresso Maker

    Precision Trading Recalls 4,700 Espresso Maker
    Precision Trading is recalling nearly 5,000 espresso makers due to a defect that could result in burn injuries to consumers.
Rank this Week: 783

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • May 18

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital
    A 29-year-old passenger is in ta Charleston, South Carolina hospital after being airlifted off the Disney Magic cruise ship last Saturday. Reports state that in the early morning hours the cruise ship requested assistance from the Coast…
  • May 14

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
    A sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes. Often times these attacks are unreported. Like most sexual assault situations, victims raped aboard cruise ships most often do not inform authorities. Sometimes, however, the…
  • Feb 21

    Injured California Cruise Passenger Hires Brais Law

    Injured California Cruise Passenger Hires Brais Law
    An injured passenger from California has retained our Miami cruise accident attorneys to bring a lawsuit against NCL. A complaint filed in federal court alleges that NCL was negligent in the way it organized and conducted its White Hot Party…
Rank this Week: 765

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
  • May 8

    Does there need to be patent reform?

    Does there need to be patent reform?
    Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion.  They recently did a segment on patent reform. The guys over at Mintz Levin’s…
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
Rank this Week: 911

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 10

    A Detective called and wants me to take a polygraph, what should I do?

    A Detective called and wants me to take a polygraph, what should I do?
    There is some general confusion about the role of polygraph examinations in criminal cases. Let’s cover some basics. Polygraphs examination results are not admissible in a criminal trial. There was one really bad appellate opinion that…
  • Apr 5

    Will character reference letters help my criminal case?

    Will character reference letters help my criminal case?
    This is a question we get a lot at Guest and Gray. Clients want to know if character reference letters will help their case, or help them get a better plea offer. The answer is “it might help, but it can’t hurt”. I tell my…
  • Mar 27

    Is Susan Hawk an addict? On Harm Reduction

    Is Susan Hawk an addict? On Harm Reduction
    DMN has a story alleging Dallas DA Susan Hawk has struggled with prescription drug abuse and may continue to do so this day. The story links her struggle to erratic behavior in office (firing top assistants) and alleges a trip to a rehab…
Rank this Week: 855

Texas Personal Injury Attorney…

Texas Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Texas accidents. By Schechter McElwee Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P.

http://www.smslegal.com/blog
  • Jun 4

    GM Fires 15 In Wake Of Report on Fatally Defective Ignition Switche

    GM Fires 15 In Wake Of Report on Fatally Defective Ignition Switche
    Fifteen employees were fired and five others disciplined after an internal investigation into GM’s handling of defective ignition switches, which have been linked to at least 13 fatalities. The investigation follows a recall in February…
  • Jun 1

    8 People Rescued from Burning Fishing Boat near Freeport

    8 People Rescued from Burning Fishing Boat near Freeport
    Eight people were rescued Saturday from a burning fishing vessel off the coast of Freeport in Southeast Texas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A crewmember from a 48-foot fishing boat called the Coast Guard early Saturday evening to report…
  • May 28

    Chemical Accident at Plant Sends Workers to Hospital

    Chemical Accident at Plant Sends Workers to Hospital
    Workers exposed to chlorine gas at a Georgia vegetable plant were taken to a hospital, according to fire department officials. Sixteen workers were decontaminated and released in good condition, while three were admitted to the hospital. An…
Rank this Week: 937

Cavers Law Blog

Cavers Law Blog

Covers collaborative law, divorce, family law and marriage. By J. Shannon Cavers.

http://caverslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 4: Courts Create Conflict?
    I take issue with many things said in the Divorce Corp. documentary, and my focus for today’s post is the statement “The court System is designed to create conflict.”  To the contrary, the court system is where…
  • Jan 12

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 3: Texas Juries in Family Law

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 3: Texas Juries in Family Law
    After seeing Divorce Corp., I’m taking the opportunity to correct the impression that there are no juries in family law cases – only judges.  The documentary quotes Thomas Jefferson about the importance of juries: “It…
  • Jan 12

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2
    I am proud of my work as a family attorney.  At seven years old I was subjected to the family law system.  At the end of the first custody go-round, I felt angry with my parents, their attorneys, and the judge.  My…
Rank this Week: 836

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 865

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's…

Say What?! Judge Jerry Buchmeyer's weblog of classic legal humor.

Real life Texas Courtroom Humor. From U.S. Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (Northern District of Texas).

http://saywhat.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer

    December 1997 - I Did a Buchmeyer
    From Jeffrey Hirt of Houston, this excerpt from his examination of the present wife of his client:Q. Gina, how long have you known your stepdaughters?A. Actually, since before they were born. When Joan was still pregnant.Mr. Hirt: I'll send…
  • Nov 20

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work

    September 2007 - That's How Vegas Work
    Ryan Morris, who is a second-year law student at the University of Texas, was working for a small firm in Austin when he came across this excerpt in a deposition from a probate case where a party was testifying about his bank account:A. I…
  • Nov 19

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?

    May 1985 - Were You in the Military Service?
    Q. How far did you get in the service? It was in the Army, wasn't it? A. Yes, sir, the Army. Q. How far did you get? A. Over to the South Pacific.
Rank this Week: 913

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • May 22

    Former SBOT president travels to Ireland

    Former SBOT president travels to Ireland
    Richard Pena, 1998-1999 State Bar of Texas president, is headed home following a seven-day tour in Ireland. Pena, along with a delegation of attorneys from the U.S., has spent the past week exploring the land and meeting with leaders to learn…
  • May 22

    Member benefits - tickets and travel

    Member benefits - tickets and travel
    Summer’s nearly here – save on entertainment for the whole family with deals on tickets from your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program website. Check out the great deals on amusement parks, sports and entertainment events,…
  • May 19

    Stories of Recovery: Fearing Discovery

    Stories of Recovery: Fearing Discovery
    Editor’s note: This is the 11th story in our Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program “Stories of Recovery” series, featuring attorneys in their own words on how they overcame mental health or substance abuse problems. The…
Rank this Week: 1262

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
Rank this Week: 1306

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Covers oil, gas and mineral law topics, including pooling, surface damages, lessor's remedies and lease bonuses. By John McFarland.

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    New York vs. Texa

    New York vs. Texa
    Two recent articles brought to mind the trade-offs in the debate over hydraulic fracturing. First, the Department of Environmental Conservation of New York State issued its Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, on the…
  • May 15

    Google and Pipeline Leak

    Google and Pipeline Leak
    Google has teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund to detect leaks in gas lines in the Los Angeles Area, Boston, Indianapolis, Staten Island, Syracuse, and Burlington, Vermont. Google attached methane detectors to the cars it…
  • May 13

    Oil and Gas Lease Extension

    Oil and Gas Lease Extension
    An excellent article by Judon Fambrough of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, about how oil and gas leases can be extended beyond there primary term, can be found here. Great tips about how to avoid pitfalls in lease terms.…
Rank this Week: 1377

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Richard T. Jones Law Blog

Covers DWI, criminal arrest and court appearances.

http://www.austincriminaldefenseattorney.com/Law-Blog.aspx
  • May 19

    What's the punishment for evading arrest?

    What's the punishment for evading arrest?
    Evading arrest is a Class "a" misdemeanor if it's a first time evading on foot. The punishment range is up to a year in jail and up to a $4000 fine. If you've previously been convicted of evading on foot then the offense is a state jail…
  • May 8

    Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?

    Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?
    You can get charged for defending yourself. Suppose your girlfriend or boyfriend gets upset with you. You want to leave and they block the door, so you grab them by the arms and move them to the side, leaving bruises on their arms. You commit…
  • Feb 25

    Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?

    Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?
    Most probations or deferred dispositions require that you not commit any new offenses. While a ticket is a relatively low level of offense, it's still an offense. You should do anything to jeopardize the hard work you've put in to this point.…
Rank this Week: 1297

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • May 18

    Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607

    Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607
    A TRAC Immigration report released on Friday shows that the number of cases awaiting resolution in the Immigration Courts has reached 445,607, an increase of 9.2 percent increase since the beginning of the fiscal year (October 2014). Only…
  • Apr 27

    Texas immigration bills imperiled by time constraints, friction within GOP

    Texas immigration bills imperiled by time constraints, friction within GOP
    Tom Benning of The Dallas Morning News reports that the immigration bills filed in Texas this legislative session "could fade away with a whimper." This excellent article examines the back story on these bills, and provides this…
  • Apr 2

    Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.

    Keep in-state tuition for all Texas High School graduates. Oppose Texas SB 1819.
    Currently the law allows students who graduate from a Texas High School and who have lived in Texas for 3 years to attend a Texas college or university at the in-state tuition rate. Texas led the nation by enacting this law in 2001 with…
Rank this Week: 1013

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 1363

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, debt and foreclosures. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • May 13

    Finding a Place to Live After Bankruptcy

    Finding a Place to Live After Bankruptcy
    It is not unusual for many people who have gone through a bankruptcy to give up their home. It may be that they had to relinquish their apartment because of arrears. Or, in some cases even home owners who have no equity in their home will…
  • May 6

    Will I Lose My Disability Payments if I Go Bankrupt?

    Will I Lose My Disability Payments if I Go Bankrupt?
    The whole purpose of bankruptcy is to bring financial relief to individuals who have no other options available to them. It is not designed to increase their hardship. For those with disabilities they can easily end up in a dire financial…
  • Apr 29

    How Do I Know When I Should Go Bankrupt?

    How Do I Know When I Should Go Bankrupt?
    Nobody ever wants to get to the place where they have to make a decision to go bankrupt. Unfortunately there are many who do end up in this situation. Often it takes a great deal of thinking as to whether this is the right move or not. There…
Rank this Week: 1104

San Antonio Injury Attorney Blog

San Antonio Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Texas medical malpractice, injury, and accident news and updates. Published By Michael Baseluos.

http://www.sanantonioinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • May 8

    Talking to the Police – San Antonio Criminal Defense

    Talking to the Police – San Antonio Criminal Defense
    Imagine you are walking down a public street and a police officer approaches you and expresses a desire to ‘ask a few questions.’ This is a scenario that plays itself out throughout the country. Police officers stop people on the…
  • Apr 16

    Recovery of Auto accident property damages in Texa

    Recovery of Auto accident property damages in Texa
    In our last two blog entries, we have discussed measures of valuating damages in Texas auto accident cases including market value and replacement value . Again, these types of discussions are not limited to car wrecks - these forms of…
  • Apr 8

    Compensation for Personal Property Damages in San Antonio Texas Auto Accident Case

    Compensation for Personal Property Damages in San Antonio Texas Auto Accident Case
    In our last blog entry , we discussed recovery of market value in auto accident cases . Today, we will discuss methods of proving market value and other methods of proving valuation of your damaged vehicle. These types of methods are not…
Rank this Week: 1108

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • May 6

    Texas Attorney Explains the Link Between Zofran and Birth Defect

    Texas Attorney Explains the Link Between Zofran and Birth Defect
    Zofran, is an anti-nausea medication that is commonly prescribed for post surgical, chemotherapy and morning sickness patients over the past 20 years. According to experts, recent medical studies have found pregnancy side effects that may…
  • May 6

    Texas Attorney Explains How Hysterectomy Can Lead to Cancer Spread

    Texas Attorney Explains How Hysterectomy Can Lead to Cancer Spread
    Many product liability lawsuits being filed against the manufacturers of power morcellators. The injured women claim that patients and doctors should have been warned about the risks associated with use of the medical devices during minimally…
  • May 1

    Actos Attorney Explains Bladder Cancer Settlement

    Actos Attorney Explains Bladder Cancer Settlement
    It is official folks, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has announced this week, that it will pay more than $2.4 billion to settle the pending Actos lawsuits over bladder cancer claims. Asia’s largest drugmaker agrees to settle more than 9,000…
Rank this Week: 984

ADR Law Texas

ADR Law Texas

Covers news, developments, appellate court decisions and supreme court case law addressing issues of arbitration, mediation, and other means of nonjudicial conflict resolution and settlement. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://texas-arbitration-case-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1166

Houston Lawyer Blog

Houston Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense issues. By the Charles Johnson Law Firm.

http://www.houstonlawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Houston Lawyer: Answers To Questions You May Have If You’ve Been Arrested

    Houston Lawyer: Answers To Questions You May Have If You’ve Been Arrested
    Have you or a loved one been arrested? The following are important answers to 50 questions that you may have at this moment. Houston Lawyer Charles Johnson WILL help you reach a resolution to the legal problem that has arisen in your life. At…
  • Apr 20

    Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

    Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?
    Have you been falsely accused or wrongly prosecuted for domestic violence?  False allegations and wrongful prosecutions harm the innocent, squander resources, and shortchange true victims. If you or someone you care about has…
  • Jul 31

    Houston Lawyer: Charged with a Methamphetamine Offense?

    Houston Lawyer: Charged with a Methamphetamine Offense?
    Whether you are currently under investigation for a drug crime involving Methamphetamine or have already been arrested, it’s important to retain criminal defense representation from a skilled Houston Lawyer. Texas has some of the most…
Rank this Week: 1280

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Apr 14

    Car Title Loan Trap

    Car Title Loan Trap
    Car title loans can be a problematic debt trap.  If you need money fast, then using your as collateral may be an option. If you take out a title loan, the lender will take your title and place a lien on your car in exchange for a…
  • Apr 9

    What Records Will the Bankruptcy Trustee Require?

    What Records Will the Bankruptcy Trustee Require?
    The bankruptcy system is built on trust. It really isn’t designed that way, at least not intentionally, but this trust system has developed from necessity. The volume of bankruptcy cases necessitates that bankruptcy trustees accept most…
  • Apr 7

    New Credit Score for Those without Credit

    New Credit Score for Those without Credit
    The traditional wisdom is that having any credit score is better than not having a score at all. Lacking a credit score makes it very difficult for a lender to calculate the risk of extending credit to a particular consumer. Consequently, a…
Rank this Week: 1057