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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/
  • Feb 23

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime
    This blog focuses on the criminal-justice system itself and Grits spends little time on other, related areas of government whose failures contribute to crime and hopelessness. There are those who think the ultimate solution to criminality is…
  • Feb 22

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)
    Nice to see that Texas' compensation statute for exonerees remains an aspirational standard for other states. The Kansas Legislature is considering a bill setting compensation levels at $80,000 per year, following Texas' example. A newspaper…
  • Feb 21

    Reduce technical revocations to cut prison admissions, cost

    Reduce technical revocations to cut prison admissions, cost
    Let's delve further into the Government Effectiveness and Efficiency Report prepared biennially by the Legislative Budget Board, in particular on the topic of "Estimated net costs of technical revocations from community supervision and…
Rank this Week: 44

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 23

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident
    Gilbert, AZ — Three people were injured in an accident with a dump truck that occurred on Monday, December 21, near the intersection of Elliot and Lindsey roads around 7 a.m. According to police, the car and dump truck collided near the…
  • Dec 22

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident
    St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland. According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision
    Corpus Christi, TX — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that occurred in holiday traffic on Monday evening, December 21, on SPID between Everhart and Staples. According to police, the motorcyclist apparently rear-ended the…
Rank this Week: 48

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 71

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 79

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/
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Feb 23

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law

    Elements of breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim under Texas law
    "The elements of a breach of fiduciary duty claim are: (1) a fiduciary relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, (2) a breach by the defendant of his fiduciary duty to the plaintiff, and (3) an injury to the plaintiff or benefit to…
  • Feb 14

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)

    Doctrine of laches (not the same as statute of limitations, but similar)
    LACHES DOCTRINE IS EQUITABLE IN NATURE, WHILE SOL IS STATUTORY  Laches is an equitable remedy that prevents a plaintiff from asserting a claim due to a lapse of time. Green v. Parrack,974 S.W.2d 200, 203-04 (Tex. App.-San Antonio…
  • Jan 10

    Principles of statutory construction

    Principles of statutory construction
    When can extrinsic information be considered in construing a statute? The meaning of a statute is a legal question, which we review de novo to ascertain and give effect to the legislature's intent. Entergy Gulf States, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 181

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/
Rank this Week: 170

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
Rank this Week: 299

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
  • Feb 23

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?
    Investopedia defines a “Ponzi scheme” as a “fraudulent investment scam” that promises high rates of return. The scheme is built on the premise that the investments of original investors can be used to generate new…
  • Feb 20

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity
    Sentencing disparity in child pornography cases is an infectious virus undermining the integrity of the federal judiciary. We discussed this problem as far back as 2010. The problem has gotten worse.   This horrific federal sentencing…
  • Feb 19

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud
    President Donald Trump has at every opportunity falsely stated that anywhere from three to five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. Neither he nor anyone else in his administration has provided the public, any…
Rank this Week: 313

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Feb 21

    Employers: Don’t Get Trumped by Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

    Employers: Don’t Get Trumped by Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
    Last week Emma Grant’s line cook and 25 other undocumented employees at her bar-b-que restaurant Emma Grant’s Bar-B-Que were working the lunch shift when it was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, apparently…
  • Feb 21

    Give Me the Ring Back! Written Promises Around Engagement

    Give Me the Ring Back! Written Promises Around Engagement
    On Valentine’s Day, Zack takes Kelly, his high school sweetheart who goes to a different college, to the Max for a romantic dinner.  At the end of the meal Zack says, “Kelly, I want us to promise each other that after college…
  • Jan 19

    Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?

    Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?
    Riding her beloved Packers late-game win against the Dallas Cowboys, Allfer Funn, owner of Con Genial, is polishing her cheese head hat and dusting off her Super Bowl Squares Pool from last year in anticipation of the Big Game in a couple of…
Rank this Week: 246

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship Winner Announced

    2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship Winner Announced
    Rosenthal & Wadas is pleased to announce that Jayelle Lozoya is the recipient of the 2017 Aspiring Attorney Scholarship. Jayelle is a second-year law student at the South Texas College of Law. “Rosenthal & Wadas is committed to…
  • Feb 21

    What Is “Probable Cause”?

    What Is “Probable Cause”?
    You cannot be arrested for a crime in Collin County unless police and prosecutors have probable cause to charge you. But what exactly does “probable cause” mean? You have probably heard that phrase many times before without…
  • Feb 2

    New Felony Diversion Program in Collin County

    New Felony Diversion Program in Collin County
    Beginning this month, first-time felony offenders in Collin County now may be offered the opportunity to enter a Felony Diversion Program which would result in the underlying charges to be dismissed and eventually expunged. This is new…
Rank this Week: 448

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Protecting Your Business During a Divorce

    Protecting Your Business During a Divorce
    As a business owner, you’re probably used to tracking a wide range of risk factors, whether it’s your competitors, technology, supply and inventory costs, marketing, and churn among others. However, have you stopped to consider…
  • Feb 17

    4 Strategies for Protecting Your Finances and Assets During a Divorce

    4 Strategies for Protecting Your Finances and Assets During a Divorce
    Many people entering a divorce often don’t have a full understanding of just how expensive the process of separating from their spouse can be. Even if you’re divorcing under amicable circumstances, if you’re careless and…
  • Feb 16

    3 Things Divorcing Couples Should Know About the QDRO Fee

    3 Things Divorcing Couples Should Know About the QDRO Fee
    Many divorce lawyers refer to it as a ‘hidden’ fee that adds insult to injury. As 401(k) plan participants amass wealth in defined-contribution plans, more and more baby boomers filing for divorce are learning of a…
Rank this Week: 501

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Immigration

    News from DC – Immigration
    On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” (EO) barring foreign nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA
    Repeal and Replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) On January 12 and 13, 2017, the 115th Congress set the stage for the Trump administration by passing a budget resolution to repeal major provisions of the ACA with…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Reducing Regulation

    News from DC – Reducing Regulation
    January 20, 2017 Memorandum from Reince Priebus On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. In the memorandum, Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff,…
Rank this Week: 344

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
  • Feb 7

    District Court holds that IPR estoppel does not apply to grounds denied institution on the merit

    District Court holds that IPR estoppel does not apply to grounds denied institution on the merit
    In Verinata Health, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California held that the IPR estoppel statute, 35 U.S.C. § 315(e), does not apply to invalidity grounds asserted in an IPR petition but…
  • Jan 18

    Federal Circuit rules that PTAB’s decision on time-bar is still not appealable

    Federal Circuit rules that PTAB’s decision on time-bar is still not appealable
    A Federal Circuit panel recently confirmed that 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) does not permit appeal of a decision by the PTAB that an IPR petitioner is not time-barred under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b). Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corporation, No.…
  • Nov 16

    Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Analysis of Motion to Amend

    Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Analysis of Motion to Amend
    In Veritas Technologies LLC v. Veeam Software Corporation, the Federal Circuit concluded that the PTAB erred in denying Patent Owner’s motion to amend claims in an IPR proceeding and remanded to the PTAB for further consideration of the…
Rank this Week: 341

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Jan 31

    Post-Divorce Proceedings And What They Can Mean

    Post-Divorce Proceedings And What They Can Mean
    The process of a divorce is long and can be drawn out depending on whether both parties agree to terms or not.  A variety of other factors can complicate the process.  When the divorce decree is finally signed, a lot of people…
  • Jan 23

    Managing A High-Stakes Divorce In Texa

    Managing A High-Stakes Divorce In Texa
    Any divorce is a complicated situation.  A lot goes on, from property management to custody.  Every decision has a lot of factors behind it that all need to be analyzed.  It is time-consuming and every day that the divorce goes…
  • Jan 9

    No-Fault Divorces In Texas May Become Harder After New Bill

    No-Fault Divorces In Texas May Become Harder After New Bill
    In Texas, a no-fault divorce is the default mechanism to request a divorce.  Officially by Texas law, a no-fault divorce is when there are conflicts between two parties that could not reasonably be overcome.  In reality, it is…
Rank this Week: 437

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

Covers Texas criminal and DWI law, with an emphasis on Greater Houston cases. By Scheiner Law Group.

http://www.scheinerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 433

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: 442

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 558

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/
  • Feb 25

    TAMU Energy Law Symposium

    TAMU Energy Law Symposium
    Texas A&M has asked that I post notice of its 2017 Energy Law Symposium on “The Future of Energy”. The symposium, scheduled for March 23–24, 2017, will convene industry experts, academic commentators and public…
  • Feb 25

    Jack Pope, Former Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court, Dies at age 103

    Jack Pope, Former Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court, Dies at age 103
    I served as a clerk for Justice Ross Doughty from 1975-1976, after graduating from UT Law School. Justice Pope was serving on the court at the time. Jack Pope served on the Supreme Court from 1964 until his retirement in 1985, and served as…
  • Feb 20

    Railroad Commission Enforcement Data Online

    Railroad Commission Enforcement Data Online
    Below is a press release from the Texas Railroad Commission about the “enhancement” of its website to provide reports of enforcement data related to oil and gas operations.  The web page where the data can be viewed is here.…
Rank this Week: 981

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Insurance Company Failure To Pay Claim

    Insurance Company Failure To Pay Claim
    What happens when an insurance does not pay a claim that it was suppose to pay?  That issue is dealt with in the Texas Insurance Code by statute and by courts interpreting the statute. A particularly strict deadline for insurance…
  • Feb 23

    ERISA = No Jury Trial

    ERISA = No Jury Trial
    Most people who find themselves in court like to think they are entitled to a jury trial.  Claims against ERISA insurance policies is one of those places where a jury trial is not permitted.  A recent Southern District, Houston…
  • Feb 21

    Insurance And Unjust Enrichment

    Insurance And Unjust Enrichment
    Do you own the property that is insured?  That is a question that matters in an insurance claim.  This is illustrated in a Southern District, Houston Division opinion issued in late 2016.  The opinion is styled, Cynthia Banion…
Rank this Week: 924

Texas Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Texas Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

By William K. Berenson

http://www.texastruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Texas Softball Team Crash Update; Why Depositions Are Critical

    Texas Softball Team Crash Update; Why Depositions Are Critical
    An 18-wheeler driver crashed into a bus carrying the North Central Texas College women’s softball team in 2014, horrifically killing four students and injuring 12 other people. The truck driver claimed that he was distracted as he…
  • Jan 20

    What You Should Do After A Tractor-Trailer Crash

    What You Should Do After A Tractor-Trailer Crash
    For the families of two Dallas-Fort Worth women recently killed by a speeding tractor-trailer east of Dallas, the collision was unbelievable. A truck hit their loved ones as they sat in traffic on I-30. The truck driver failed to stop for the…
  • Jan 6

    Trucking Crashes Cause Huge Number of Fatal Workplace Accident

    Trucking Crashes Cause Huge Number of Fatal Workplace Accident
    Nearly Half of Worker Deaths Resulted from Transportation Accidents The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its annual injury report which showed that workplace fatalities hit a six-year high. Almost 5,000 workers were killed on…
Rank this Week: 678

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/
  • Feb 24

    Shoulder Implant Failure

    Shoulder Implant Failure
    Shoulder implant failure in the news. First it was the hip implant failures, then the knee implant failures and now the shoulder implants have come under fire. Shoulder Implant Failure. Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder devices…
  • Feb 23

    Stryker Hip Failure

    Stryker Hip Failure
    I am providing this Stryker Hip Failure update for victimized patients injured by the allegedly defective Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II and most recently the Stryker LFIT V40 line of metal on metal hips. Stryker Hip Failure. Stryker under fire…
  • Feb 21

    Georgia Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Failure Lawsuit

    Georgia Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Failure Lawsuit
    Recently, a Georgia Ethicon Physiomesh hernia failure lawsuit was filed by Connie Franklin, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Mesh linked to infections, failure of the device, serious…
Rank this Week: 1006

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury cases. By Baumgartner Law Firm.

http://www.texastriallawyers.com/blog
  • Feb 24

    Interesting Traffic Accident Facts in Texa

    Interesting Traffic Accident Facts in Texa
      The Texas Department of Transportation keeps statistics which show the crash data generated from accident reports filled out by officers within the state. Each year, the findings are published Read More The post Interesting Traffic…
  • Feb 16

    What You Need to Know About 18-Wheeler Blind Spot

    What You Need to Know About 18-Wheeler Blind Spot
        The common belief is that truck drivers are bullies and was hugging the road. This truth is that 18 wheelers have blind spots in front, on both sides Read More The post What You Need to Know About 18-Wheeler Blind Spots appeared…
  • Feb 15

    How Will The DOT Regulate Self Driving Trucks?

    How Will The DOT Regulate Self Driving Trucks?
      Technology is impacting almost every industry and is certain to make a big impact if not disrupt the trucking industry. Trucking companies and professional truck drivers are subject to Read More The post How Will The DOT Regulate Self…
Rank this Week: 745

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    What Are the Legal Requirements of Purchasing a Home?

    What Are the Legal Requirements of Purchasing a Home?
    Buying a home is an important milestone in anyone’s life. Whether you are buying your first house, the home that you and your spouse own together or a vacation condo in Florida, it is an event to be proud of. … Continue reading…
  • Feb 23

    FDA Drafting Guidelines on Cigar Regulation

    FDA Drafting Guidelines on Cigar Regulation
    The Hill reports the FDA is drafting guidelines to clarify health warning statement requirements for cigar manufacturers, distributors, and sellers, and to explain “which companies should submit a cigar warning plan, when to submit…
  • Feb 22

    4 Tricks for Finding An Honest and Trustworthy Lawyer

    4 Tricks for Finding An Honest and Trustworthy Lawyer
    When you’re facing any kind of court case, it’s important to have a lawyer who you can trust. There are some who might be in the business for the money, but there are some who genuinely care about the people … Continue…
Rank this Week: 616

Children and the Law

Children and the Law

By the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://childrenandthelawblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development, The Washington Post For the first time, scientists can point to substantial empirical evidence that people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder…
  • Feb 21

    16th Zealous Advocacy Conference – REGISTRATION OPEN

    16th Zealous Advocacy Conference – REGISTRATION OPEN
    We are formally inviting you to our 16th Zealous Advocacy Conference! The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center. The…
  • Feb 13

    Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup
    How Hollow Rhetoric and a Broken Child Welfare System Feed Texas’ Sex-Trafficking Underworld, The Texas Tribune Eighty-six percent of missing children suspected of being forced into sex work came from the child welfare system, national…
Rank this Week: 974

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/
  • Feb 23

    Dallas Highways Are The Worst in Texas; Fort Worth’s Getting Better

    Dallas Highways Are The Worst in Texas; Fort Worth’s Getting Better
    A new study shows that Dallas has the most congested highways in Texas. And the roads are the 7th worst in the United States. How bad are they? Worse than the ones in Houston (11th place) and Austin (13th place). The average Dallas driver has…
  • Feb 21

    Dangerous Driving Is The New Norm

    Dangerous Driving Is The New Norm
    So Who’s Causing The Avalanche of Accidents? Teenagers? No, it’s their older brothers and friends, the millennials. The largest generation of Americans between the ages of 19 and 35 are our worst drivers. The AAA Foundation for…
  • Feb 20

    Cowtown Marathon, Thanks For Helping Our Children

    Cowtown Marathon, Thanks For Helping Our Children
    Last week I helped the Cowtown Marathon hand out running shoes to the students at the school I adopted many years ago and it was a blast. The staff goes out to 90 Fort Worth schools and community centers to give away 5,000 pairs of…
Rank this Week: 819

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense

    Criminal Tax Defense | Tax Evasion and related Tax Offense
    We are taught at a young age that only death and taxes are certain. Regardless of a given individual’s (or company’s) net worth, reporting and paying taxes is both inevitable and frustrating. This is because the United States Tax…
  • Feb 21

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge

    Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens facing Criminal Charge
    Certain criminal convictions can have immigration consequences such as deportation, denial of admission or naturalization for any non-citizen. A defendant’s particular category of non-citizenship may affect the specific consequences of…
  • Feb 14

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?

    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas?
    What is Making a False or Misleading Statement to Obtain Credit in Texas? Pursuant to Penal Code 32.32, it is a criminal offense to intentionally or knowingly make a false statement to obtain property or credit.  The most important…
Rank this Week: 1152

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 596

Energy & the Law

Energy & the Law

Covers energy policy, eminent domain, hydraulic fracturing, and royalty disputes. By Looper Reed & McGraw P.C.

http://www.energyandthelaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Mineral Lease Prevails in Louisiana Royalty Dispute

    Mineral Lease Prevails in Louisiana Royalty Dispute
    Posted by Charles Sartain Co-author Brooke Sizer Prevails over what, you ask? In Gladney v. Anglo-Dutch Energy, LLC, a conditional allowable from the Office of Conservation didn’t supersede lease royalty obligations. How did we get…
  • Feb 14

    Award for Nuisance From Gas Wells Squelched

    Award for Nuisance From Gas Wells Squelched
    Posted by Charles Sartain It was a bad day for the Parrs in Aruba Petroleum v. Parr. The trial court judgment was against the operator for intentional nuisance. The Parrs recovered $2.9 million for pain and suffering and mental anguish…
  • Feb 8

    Oil and Gas Arbitration – Did the Parties Get What They Bargained For?

    Oil and Gas Arbitration – Did the Parties Get What They Bargained For?
    Posted by Charles Sartain First, a promise: I won’t report on another arbitration case until there is more to say than “business as usual”. Second, an opinion: Arbitration is still the right forum in…
Rank this Week: 1115

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Feb 20

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa
    The arrest of an alleged domestic abuse victim in Texas by immigration agents has led to a  warning victims of crimes may not come forward if they are undocumented. The arrest came as the Trump administration steps up a crackdown on…
  • Feb 14

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping
    Groping would become a more serious offense in Texas if a new bill filed in the General Assembly becomes law. The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is behind new bill that would make groping a Class A misdemeanor, reported CBS. At…
  • Feb 8

    Death of Sandra Bland Sparks Legislation in Texa

    Death of Sandra Bland Sparks Legislation in Texa
    The death of an African American woman in a Texas police cell in 2015 has paved the way for a new bill in the state legislature that would change police procedure. Lawmakers have made 14 recommendations that could form the basis of the Sandra…
Rank this Week: 1089

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration law and legislative reform. By the Law Office of Ruby L. Powers.

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
  • Feb 20

    The 9th Circuit’s Ruling Denies Stay on Trump’ Travel Ban and the Department of Homeland Security Memorandums—what this Means for Immigrant

    The 9th Circuit’s Ruling Denies Stay on Trump’ Travel Ban and the Department of Homeland Security Memorandums—what this Means for Immigrant
    The 9th Circuit’s Ruling Denies Stay on Trump’ Travel Ban and the Department of Homeland Security Memorandums—what this Means for Immigrants By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers  February 20,…
  • Feb 20

    H-1B Cap Season is Getting Closer

    H-1B Cap Season is Getting Closer
    H-1B Cap Season is Getting Closer By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers February 17, 2017   The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1, 2017. The…
  • Feb 8

    Texas Rep List to call aboutSB4

    Texas Rep List to call aboutSB4
    The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval to an amended version of SB4 (often referred to as “sanctuary cities” bill.) tonight (2/7/2017). We fully expect that this bill will be voted out of the Senate upon final reading on…
Rank this Week: 1179

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies and offshore assets. By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

http://www.kpateloffice.com/blog
  • Feb 19

    2017 FATCA Update

    2017 FATCA Update
    While there has been a strong movement in recent years to repeal FATCA, it has not gained momentum with the new administration. Regardless it could not be done through an executive order. It would require an act of Congress and probably an…
  • Feb 11

    Immigration Woes for Taxpayers Owing Back Taxe

    Immigration Woes for Taxpayers Owing Back Taxe
    More travel complications are in store and it’s not just for foreigners. Under new rules to be implemented soon, American citizens can be banned from travelling by having their passports revoked for unpaid tax debt. Certification of…
  • Feb 9

    Discharging Tax Debt Under Chapter 7

    Discharging Tax Debt Under Chapter 7
    A common misconception is that federal taxes cannot be discharged through bankruptcy. However, a Chapter 7 filing can be a very powerful tool in obtaining immediate relief of past due taxes. What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? A petition…
Rank this Week: 1171

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Reviews and discusses current Texas criminal defense issues. By Tillman Braniff, PLLC.

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    How Reliable Are Breathalyzer Tests?

    How Reliable Are Breathalyzer Tests?
    From the “Drunkometer” used in the 1930s to today’s Breathalyzer, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests have made it very easy for police to charge Texas citizens […] The post How Reliable Are Breathalyzer Tests?…
  • Jan 26

    Understanding Internet Crime

    Understanding Internet Crime
    At some point, you may find yourself one of the many people accused of an Internet crime without even realizing that you have broken any laws. […] The post Understanding Internet Crimes appeared first on Tillman-Braniff.
  • Jan 16

    Start the New Year by Clearing Your Criminal Record

    Start the New Year by Clearing Your Criminal Record
    It’s a new year, and if you have a criminal record, you should find out if you can get a fresh start with a criminal record […] The post Start the New Year by Clearing Your Criminal Record appeared first on Tillman-Braniff.
Rank this Week: 877

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Feb 16

    Cashing Fund Accounts To Cover Debt

    Cashing Fund Accounts To Cover Debt
    There are many ways people seek debt relief. Some look for a slow and steady payment plan. Others prefer a consolidation loan. Those that consider more extreme options should be aware. Cashing fund accounts to cover debts can be dangerous.…
  • Feb 14

    Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer Answers Common Debt Question

    Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer Answers Common Debt Question
    Anyone struggling with debt problems knows the stress of making ends meet. Harassing phone calls and threats of foreclosure only make a bad situation worse. You may have heard of the benefits that bankruptcy can bring. In this article, a…
  • Feb 9

    Debt Collection Defenses Stop Scam

    Debt Collection Defenses Stop Scam
    Nearly everyone has experienced a debt collection scam at some point in their adult life. Whether you knew it or not is another story. Since debt collection scams are on the rise people are more vulnerable now than ever. However, debt…
Rank this Week: 1025

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and family-based immigration law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 603

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/
  • Feb 14

    ICE Enforcement Activity in Waco, Texa

    ICE Enforcement Activity in Waco, Texa
    I am hearing from family members of immigrants picked up by ICE at meetings with their probation officers in Waco. If you are undocumented, don't miss your meeting with probation, but be ready with documents to show your connections to the…
  • Feb 7

    Immigration law and the border

    Immigration law and the border
    Denise Gilman on why people don't just "get in line" from The Daily Texan article by Lisa Dreher Denise Gilman is the director of the UT Immigration Clinic, which provides legal assistance to low-income immigrant families. Gilman…
  • Jan 26

    Understanding the Dangerous Implications of President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

    Understanding the Dangerous Implications of President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order
    From the American Immigration Council by Walter Ewing On January 25, President Trump signed a pair of immigration-related executive orders, one dealing with border security and the other with immigration enforcement in the interior of the…
Rank this Week: 724

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and financial news. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Feb 8

    Rapper 50 Cent Debt Free After Completing Bankruptcy

    Rapper 50 Cent Debt Free After Completing Bankruptcy
    You may think that being rich makes you immune to debt. That is simply not true. History has a record of many rich people, including celebrities, that have found themselves over the head in debt. Just a few years ago, rapper Curtis Jackson…
  • Jan 5

    New Year, New Health Insurance Strategie

    New Year, New Health Insurance Strategie
    Do you have a flexible spending account (FSA), or health savings account (HSA) with your health insurance plan? If you do, you are likely not reaping the most benefit from it. Many people don’t even realize what all they can use their…
  • Dec 28

    Financial Freedom in 2017

    Financial Freedom in 2017
    If you are like most people you probably have a few New Year’s resolutions in mind. Now is the perfect time to take action as we roll into a fresh new year to have the life you have dreamed of, and that includes financially. Take these…
Rank this Week: 1191

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Feb 8

    Rapper 50 Cent Debt Free After Completing Bankruptcy

    Rapper 50 Cent Debt Free After Completing Bankruptcy
    You may think that being rich makes you immune to debt. That is simply not true. History has a record of many rich people, including celebrities, that have found themselves over the head in debt. Just a few years ago, rapper Curtis Jackson…
  • Jan 5

    New Year, New Health Insurance Strategie

    New Year, New Health Insurance Strategie
    Do you have a flexible spending account (FSA), or health savings account (HSA) with your health insurance plan? If you do, you are likely not reaping the most benefit from it. Many people don’t even realize what all they can use their…
  • Dec 28

    Financial Freedom in 2017

    Financial Freedom in 2017
    If you are like most people you probably have a few New Year’s resolutions in mind. Now is the perfect time to take action as we roll into a fresh new year to have the life you have dreamed of, and that includes financially. Take these…
Rank this Week: 1154

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 866

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    U.S. Supreme Court Considers Definition of “Violent” Felony as Applied to Federal Firearms Law

    U.S. Supreme Court Considers Definition of “Violent” Felony as Applied to Federal Firearms Law
    The federal Criminal Code imposes a variety of restrictions on people with felony convictions. The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) of 1984 prohibits convicted felons from owning or possessing firearms. 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). This statute…
  • Jan 25

    Federal Cybercrime Statute Covers Wide Range of Activity

    Federal Cybercrime Statute Covers Wide Range of Activity
    The term “cybercrime” covers a vast array of acts involving computers and other technologies. The difficulty in defining “cybercrime” can occasionally lead to prosecutions for activities that might not seem…
  • Jan 25

    Accidental Overdose Could Lead to Much More than Drug-Related Charges in Some State

    Accidental Overdose Could Lead to Much More than Drug-Related Charges in Some State
    The “War on Drugs” has resulted in the criminalization of a vast array of acts, as well as the extension of serious criminal charges to situations that might not seem to fit the legal definition of those crimes. In Louisiana,…
Rank this Week: 1019

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may see new challenges in negotiating settlements with purported violators of Pennsylvania’s Clean Stream Law.  A recent Pennsylvania appellate court ruled that ongoing…
  • Dec 22

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
Rank this Week: 1251

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC.

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • Oct 4

    What Do I Do If A Police Detective Is Trying to Contact Me?

    What Do I Do If A Police Detective Is Trying to Contact Me?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 Whether you think you did something wrong or not, your first call should be to me. When an investigator is reaching out to a person about a…
  • Sep 6

    Should Pilots Take the Breath Test if Pulled Over for Suspicion of DWI?

    Should Pilots Take the Breath Test if Pulled Over for Suspicion of DWI?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 “Should I take the tests?” is the number one question I get asked in my practice regarding DWI arrests. For people in most…
  • Jul 16

    After Dallas Tragedy-Top 5 Things You Need To Know When Pulled Over By The Police

    After Dallas Tragedy-Top 5 Things You Need To Know When Pulled Over By The Police
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 In the wake of the recent tragedy in Dallas we must all examine how we interact with police officers if we are stopped for a traffic…
Rank this Week: 800

Cavers Law Blog

Cavers Law Blog

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

http://caverslaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder and the Elderly

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder and the Elderly
    Many adults cope with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) by working with counselors, taking medications, and/or using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to manage their symptoms.  Therapy, CBT skills, and medication can be…
  • May 23

    2013 Spring Caregiver’s Conference

    2013 Spring Caregiver’s Conference
    Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Interfaith CarePartners is sponsoring a conference to answer the many questions that confront us when caring for aging or disabled loved ones.  There is no cost to attend this…
  • May 23

    Back to School for Separated and Divorced Familie

    Back to School for Separated and Divorced Familie
    Going back to school has always been one of my favorite times of year.  It marks a new beginning, opportunities for learning, making new friends, and participating in enriching activities.  For families that are newly separated or…
Rank this Week: 951

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: 1118

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?
    It’s not like drinking, is it? After all, you don’t feel out of control, you’re perfectly able to walk and—depending on your substance of choice—your head may actually be clearer than it is when you’re…
  • Nov 25

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?
    Busted! Not a word you want to hear, but one that can happen very easily if you’re caught buying alcohol for someone under age—even if you didn’t realize they were under age. So, in all good faith you picked up a purchase…
  • Nov 21

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?
    Texas laws are sneaky. Yes, it’s legal for a passenger to drink in your car—as long as it isn’t alcohol. Yes, it’s legal for him to drink alcohol as long as your car is a taxi (and, presumably, you’re a…
Rank this Week: 994