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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
  • 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: 16

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: 83

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 117

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 24

    Visitation, data, metadata, predictions, and responding to drug war revisionism

    Visitation, data, metadata, predictions, and responding to drug war revisionism
    Here are a few items which both merit Grits readers' attention and enable me to clear my browser tabs:Dallas PD can't fill cadet classPoor Dallas PD can't catch a break. In the wake of media demagoguery about a phony "crime wave," now they…
  • May 22

    Use of force, bodycams, and conservative arguments for justice reform

    Use of force, bodycams, and conservative arguments for justice reform
    Recording some links here for my own purposes, but perhaps some Grits readers will find them useful, too:Conservative arguments for justice reform Our pal Vikrant Reddy, of the Koch Institute via the Texas Public Policy Foundation, has been…
  • May 21

    Links on Texas criminal records policy

    Links on Texas criminal records policy
    As two House committees prepare for a joint hearing on Wednesday related to criminal records in Texas, the Legislative Reference Library offered these links for anyone preparing for the event:May 25 Top House Committees on Government…
Rank this Week: 156

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: 132

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/
  • Dec 31

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • May 23

    Emotions Make Older Investors More Vulnerable to Fraud, Says FINRA/Stanford/AARP Study

    Emotions Make Older Investors More Vulnerable to Fraud, Says FINRA/Stanford/AARP Study
    According to research, some financial fraudsters may try to manipulate investors by getting them to feel strong emotions so that they will hand over their money, and older investors are the ones who most vulnerable to this type of…
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Mar 2

    Laches explained (equitable remedy)

    Laches explained (equitable remedy)
    WHAT IS LACHES AND WHEN CAN IT BE INVOKED? "[L]aches is an equitable remedy that prevents a plaintiff from asserting a claim due to a lapse of time."Bluebonnet Sav. Bank, F.S.B. v. Grayridge Apartment Homes, Inc., 907 S.W.2d 904,…
  • Feb 4

    Right to an offset is an affirmative defense

    Right to an offset is an affirmative defense
      RIGHT TO OFFSET: WHO HAS BURDEN TO PLEAD AND PROVE IT? The right to an offset is an affirmative defense, and the burden of pleading offset and of proving facts necessary to support it are on the party making the…
  • Sep 22

    OAG v Weatherspoon (Tex 2015) Texas Supreme Court keeps whittling away at Whistleblower protection

    OAG v Weatherspoon (Tex 2015) Texas Supreme Court keeps whittling away at Whistleblower protection
    Supreme Court Justices continue to dismantle the Texas Whistleblower Act  Comment on Office of the Attorney General v Ginger Weatherspoon, No. 14-0582 (Tex. Sep. 18, 2015)  Here we go again. In an opinion handed down last…
Rank this Week: 267

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/
  • May 24

    Insurance Agent Responsibility

    Insurance Agent Responsibility
    As any insurance lawyer working in Grand Prairie can tell you, the insurance can be held liable for improper action or inaction. This is illustrated in the 1998, Texas Supreme Court case styled, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Garrison…
  • May 22

    Use Of An Automobile

    Use Of An Automobile
    Dallas insurance lawyers understand that a key to being able to help a client is understanding how courts interpret insurance policies. A 14th Court of Appeals opinion gives some insight. The style of the case is, Farmers Insurance Exchange…
  • May 21

    Life Insurance - Beware

    Life Insurance - Beware
    Most attorneys who consider themselves very busy life insurance lawyers can tell you all kinds of war stories about the things life insurance companies and their agents do that is illegal and improper. 60 Minutes ran a story titled…
Rank this Week: 307

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 19

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting

    Dr. Joel Gregory to be speaker at the annual Davidson Foundation meeting
    Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary , will be the speaker at the annual spring meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in the pine-clad…
  • May 19

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA

    EDTX transfers Google case to NDCA
    Judge Payne recently granted a motion to transfer a patent case originally brought against eleven defendants (four appear to have been dismissed) including Google from Marshall to the Northern District of California. The motion was by Google,…
  • May 19

    Unsealing

    Unsealing
    I recently posted on a local case where the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had been granted leave to intervene in a pending case to challenge the filing of certain document under seal. Yesterday Judge Caroline Craven granted EFF's…
Rank this Week: 327

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: 323

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: 374

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/
  • Jan 6

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New
    A majority of Dallas City Council members said today that they’d like police to try a pilot program that’d ticket people caught with marijuana instead of arresting them. Some council… Source: City Council members give first…
  • Jan 6

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New
    A majority of Dallas City Council members said today that they’d like police to try a pilot program that’d ticket people caught with marijuana instead of arresting them. Some council… Source: City Council members give first…
  • Jan 6

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New
      A majority of Dallas City Council members said today that they’d like police to try a pilot program that’d ticket people caught with marijuana instead of arresting them. Some council… Source: City Council members…
Rank this Week: 290

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: 328

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 24

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian
    The Fort Worth Court of Appeals recently upheld an injunction enforcing an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a veterinarian, who accepted a job with a competing veterinary clinic within the 50-mile radius of her former employer. In…
  • May 18

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December
    Under a new rule announced by the White House yesterday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. The current threshold is $23,660 (or…
  • May 11

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law
    Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1890, which will allow companies to sue entities in federal court over allegations of trade secrets theft. Previously, the Senate passed the bill 87-0 on April 4, and the House cleared it…
Rank this Week: 381

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 23

    Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits on the rise

    Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits on the rise
    Problems with transvaginal mesh systems marketed by a number of different medical device manufacturers have caused women throughout the United States to suffer severe injuries. Not only do these products pose a risk of serious complications,…
  • May 23

    Dangerous dogs and lawsuit

    Dangerous dogs and lawsuit
    An increase number of dog bites across the country has led to increase number of lawsuits filed against dog owners. Some dog owners face specific penalties if their dog is considered a “dangerous” dog under local or state statute.…
  • May 20

    Prevacid Chronic Kidney Disease Lawsuit

    Prevacid Chronic Kidney Disease Lawsuit
    A recent medical study has shown that people who have taken Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI), such as Prevacid, may be at an increased risk for chronic kidney disease. A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…
Rank this Week: 487

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 23

    How Can We Make Our Highways Safer?

    How Can We Make Our Highways Safer?
    Stop distracted driving. Specifically, stop texting while driving. I know, good luck with that, right? But his alarming epidemic is out of control and we’ve got to do something about it. Maybe you are the victim of a crash caused…
  • May 19

    Avoid These 4 Mistakes After an Auto Accident

    Avoid These 4 Mistakes After an Auto Accident
    An auto accident is not an everyday occurrence for you — thankfully — so you understandably may not know what to do next. But, the steps you take during the minutes and days following your car wreck can make a big difference in…
  • May 17

    Supreme Court Justices Must Judge, Not Hide

    Supreme Court Justices Must Judge, Not Hide
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court refused to rule in the controversial religious liberty case. Instead, it remanded the case back to the lower courts so the parties could attempt to settle the dispute out of court. And in another display of…
Rank this Week: 495

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 23

    Girl Sexually Assaulted by Crew of a Florida Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

    Girl Sexually Assaulted by Crew of a Florida Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise
    A second arrest was made in recent days involving the alleged sexual assault of a minor during a Destin, Florida dolphin sightseeing cruise. Statements made to the police reveal that the underage girl was served wine on the cruise by two…
  • May 19

    Miami Appeals Court Finds Punitive Damages Claim Can Continue Against Norwegian Cruise Line

    Miami Appeals Court Finds Punitive Damages Claim Can Continue Against Norwegian Cruise Line
    The crew member personal injury lawyers of Brais Brais Rusak received a favorable appellate decision against Norwegian Cruise Line and its subsidiary NCL America concerning a seaman's right to bring a punitive damages claim against the cruise…
  • May 16

    Woman Goes Overboard from Galveston, Texas Based Carnival Cruise

    Woman Goes Overboard from Galveston, Texas Based Carnival Cruise
    Thirty-three year old passenger, Samantha Broberg, was reported missing by friends on the Galveston, Texas based Carnival Liberty Friday morning. Upon being notified that Ms. Broberg, a mother of four, was missing, Carnival performed a ship…
Rank this Week: 526

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
  • May 20

    Appeal Court Says Rejects Mandatory Polygraph Exam for Sex Offender Treatment Program

    Appeal Court Says Rejects Mandatory Polygraph Exam for Sex Offender Treatment Program
    There are more than 10,000 registered sex offenders in the State of Colorado.   In 1992, lawmakers in Colorado created the Sex Offender Management Board (“SOMA”), charging it with the task of developing and implementing…
  • May 16

    Guide to Federal Espionage Laws and Charge

    Guide to Federal Espionage Laws and Charge
    The ugly mood of war gripped the nation on April 2, 1917 when President Woodrow Wilson sought from the U.S. Congress a declaration of war against Germany. Senator Charles Culberson of Texas and Representative Edwin Webb of North Carolina…
  • May 15

    Black Lives Movement Does Matter

    Black Lives Movement Does Matter
    The current presidential election campaign has awakened the racial divide in this country. And it’s not a pretty sight. The latest example of this divide is the controversy swirling around the “fist salute” given by 16…
Rank this Week: 535

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Dean G. Witter (1887-1969) – Businessman Dean Witter was a U.S. businessman who co-founded Dean Witter & Company, which became the largest investment house on the West Coast. In 1914, Witter partnered with Charles Blyth to found…
  • May 18

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
  • May 18

    Charitable Lead vs. Charitable Remainder Trust

    Charitable Lead vs. Charitable Remainder Trust
    Estate planning typically entails the integration of numerous goals into one comprehensive plan. For example, providing for loved ones and gifting to charity can be accomplished in one trust by creating a charitable lead or charitable…
Rank this Week: 503

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Can You Negotiate Your Own Divorce?

    Can You Negotiate Your Own Divorce?
    The short answer is yes, but. There's always a but. On your own, you may make mistakes on some important issues.  To try to negotiate your own divorce without professional help, you should have only a very limited and simple estate, and…
  • Apr 15

    Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

    Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?
    Process option choices:  There are now several  different approaches to getting divorced: There's the traditional litigation model where you go to court, early and often in many cases.Another possibility is sitting around the…
  • Apr 1

    Why Some People Put Off Starting a Collaborative Divorce

    Why Some People Put Off Starting a Collaborative Divorce
    By now, you may have figured out your marriage is not going to last. The questions are when and how the divorce will take place.Some people, when faced with that situation, put off deciding.  Others will explore their options, but become…
Rank this Week: 575

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC
    The cruise passenger injury lawyers of BBRC have been retained to represent a Louisiana woman who fell due to an unreasonably slippery deck aboard the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The slip and fall occurred on the ship's Lido deck. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 468

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: 427

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

Covers events affecting small and mid-sized businesses in Texas. By David Willis.

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right
    Yesterday the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar, announced the creation of the Texas Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  These were promulgated as part of his goals to address taxpayer concerns in an efficient and respectful…
  • Apr 9

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Phishing Attacks Now

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Phishing Attacks Now
    The latest victim….the White House.  That tells you all you need to know about just how effective spear phishing is as a tactic to infiltrate a computer system.  If the attack is effective against that target then you better…
  • Apr 9

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Fishing Attacks Now

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Fishing Attacks Now
    The latest victim….the White House.  That tells you all you need to know about just how effective spear fishing is as a tactic to infiltrate a computer system.  If the attack is effective against that target then you better…
Rank this Week: 548

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: 517

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: 528

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 23

    Texas welcomes newest lawyers to the bar at induction ceremony

    Texas welcomes newest lawyers to the bar at induction ceremony
    The newest batch of Texas lawyers was officially sworn in Monday at the New Lawyers Induction Ceremony. Friends and family of the new attorneys and representatives from the State Bar of Texas and the state’s 10 law schools watched the…
  • May 23

    TexasBarCLE Online Library provides thousands of CLE article

    TexasBarCLE Online Library provides thousands of CLE article
    Need to research quick and efficiently? Tired of physically storing shelves of continuing legal education articles? TexasBarCLE’s Online Library can help with that. With the online database that houses more than 20,000 CLE articles, you…
  • May 20

    TBLS considers changes to personal injury trial law certification

    TBLS considers changes to personal injury trial law certification
    The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is considering possible changes to the standards for certification in personal injury trial law.  One of 22 areas of law in which attorneys can be board certified, the specialty involves litigation…
Rank this Week: 764

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • May 23

    Can I Get a DWI Because of Marijuana or Other Drugs?

    Can I Get a DWI Because of Marijuana or Other Drugs?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 Yes. A person can be charged and convicted of DWI in Collin or Dallas Counties even if they do not have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level…
  • May 20

    Can The Police Search My Car In Texas If They Just Smell Marijuana?

    Can The Police Search My Car In Texas If They Just Smell Marijuana?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 YES! In Texas, the odor of burned marijuana gives the police the probable cause necessary to perform a legal search. The situation usually…
  • May 19

    What’s Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

    What’s Deferred Adjudication in Texas?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 What is Deferred Adjudication in Texas? On certain criminal cases you may be eligible for deferred adjudication as part of a plea agreement.…
Rank this Week: 603

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

Covers IT and internet legal issues. By Peter S. Vogel.

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • May 23

    Legal risk moved to 4th biggest cloud security concern!

    Legal risk moved to 4th biggest cloud security concern!
    A recent survey of 2,200 Information Security Community professionals indicated that concerns “about legal and regulatory compliance have seen the biggest gain, moving from the number 7 spot (24%) to number 4 (39%)” and that 49%…
  • May 19

    13 critical questions about Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ask your cloud provider

    13 critical questions about Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ask your cloud provider
    All cloud customers should ask their cloud providers critical questions about the SLAs which describe the performance standards they think they are signing up for.  However customers may want to reconsider which cloud provider they…
  • May 16

    IT administrator with ‘keys to the kingdom’ indicted for hacking former employer

    IT administrator with ‘keys to the kingdom’ indicted for hacking former employer
    With a possible sentence of 20 years in prison for hacking for a trial set for June 28, 2016 the US Attorney commented about the indictment that “IT administrators often hold the ‘keys to the kingdom’ for…
Rank this Week: 986

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers Texas personal injury law, local Houston and regional personal injury news and a side of legal humor. By Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.

http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Texas Landowner Liability Case

    Texas Landowner Liability Case
    About a year ago the Texas Supreme Court issued an important decision dealing with the legal responsibility that a property owner owes to contractors and subcontractors that are invited onto his or her property to perform work. Most…
  • May 18

    Boating Accident

    Boating Accident
    Boating accidents can be just as serious, if not more so, than automobile accidents. In one particularly tragic accident, two motor boats, each capable of speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, collided when each were going approximately 100…
  • May 9

    Amusement Parks Liability: Not all Fun and Game

    Amusement Parks Liability: Not all Fun and Game
    With the summer fun coming up, it is important to keep in mind that while having fun you must always be aware of the safety risks that come with it. Amusement parks all carry their own unique form of risk. Part of the problem is that there is…
Rank this Week: 1008

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 21

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee
    POSITION NOTICE THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a new, full time, non-tenure track…
  • May 20

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!
    Boing Boing is one of my favorite websites. When I was looking at it the other day, I stumbled across a mention of my last academic success book, A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student, which was pretty...
  • May 18

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 623

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Pets—the Unforeseen Casualties of Divorce

    Pets—the Unforeseen Casualties of Divorce
    When it comes to divorce, issues with child custody are front and center. Lawyers know what to do, divorcing couples know what to expect, and judges will have seen many custody battles in court. But what about pets? In the case of Rudy, a…
  • May 18

    Is Mediation in Divorce Proceedings Really a Good Thing?

    Is Mediation in Divorce Proceedings Really a Good Thing?
    When it comes to divorce, mediation offers several benefits, chief among which is the ability for spouses to settle their separation without the animosity or cost of a court trial. So why do many divorcing couples have an aversion to…
  • May 14

    Child Tax Exemptions After Divorce

    Child Tax Exemptions After Divorce
    As a divorce attorney in San Marcos and Austin, I often recommend that my clients consult with a tax professional during the divorce proceedings to get an personal assessment of how taxes will impact the division of property and debt after…
Rank this Week: 830

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • May 18

    4 Types of Sex Crimes and Their Consequence

    4 Types of Sex Crimes and Their Consequence
    Types of Sex Crimes in Texas A sex crime is a certain type of criminal offense that includes some sexual component. This sexual component usually involves a crime that involves the sexual act or which involves the sexual organs or genitals of…
  • May 11

    Improper Photography: Taking Pictures Without Consent

    Improper Photography: Taking Pictures Without Consent
    Texas Laws on Improper Photography It’s safe to say that modern technology has made many people into amateur photographers. Whether they are snapping selfies or taking a video in a public place, nearly everyone has instant access to…
  • May 4

    Is There a Difference Between Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure?

    Is There a Difference Between Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure?
    Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure in Texas One of the many goals of the Texas government and law enforcement is to maintain public peace and order. This includes laws and ordinances that prohibit certain kinds of behavior that are…
Rank this Week: 1000

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • May 18

    Money Laundering and Texas Drug Cartel

    Money Laundering and Texas Drug Cartel
    Money Laundering Arrests – The Flip Side of the Forfeiture Coin Money laundering in Texas has to happen, it’s a given. Why? The extremely successful Mexican Drug Cartels that operate here (and across the Tex-Mex border) must have…
  • May 11

    Do You Have Any Privacy From the Police in Texas? Laredo vs. Dalla

    Do You Have Any Privacy From the Police in Texas? Laredo vs. Dalla
    If you watched the CBS crime show “Hawaii Five-O” last week, you saw the elite police squad use a device that allowed them to see through the walls of a building and view not only the location of the kidnapping victim but also the…
  • May 4

    Forfeiture Funds are Back as Equitable Sharing Program Gears Up in Dallas County and State of Texa

    Forfeiture Funds are Back as Equitable Sharing Program Gears Up in Dallas County and State of Texa
    Back in March, the Department of Justice issued a news release that had to have been met with lots of joy in law enforcement offices all over the State of Texas: the “Equitable Sharing Program” was back, effective immediately!…
Rank this Week: 1032

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: 1116

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

Covers Texas will contests, trust and inheritance disputes. By J. Michael Young.

http://www.txprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 11

    Mind your QDRO

    Mind your QDRO
    I routinely handle life insurance beneficiary disputes. As I mentioned in a previous post, the first issue I analyze is whether the life insurance policy is governed by state law or by a federal law known as ERISA. Many ERISA...
  • Feb 27

    In re Estate of Parrimore: Court of appeals upholds factual findings regarding capacity and undue influence

    In re Estate of Parrimore: Court of appeals upholds factual findings regarding capacity and undue influence
    Texas appellate courts are generally reluctant to overturn trial court factual findings regarding testamentary capacity and undue influence. In re Estate of Parrimore, from the Houston 14th Court of Appeals, is an example. Parrimore involved…
  • Dec 10

    Determining if a life insurance policy is governed by ERISA

    Determining if a life insurance policy is governed by ERISA
    One of the first questions I ask a potential client with a life insurance dispute is whether or not the insured obtained the policy through their employer. This helps me determine whether state or federal law applies to the dispute....
Rank this Week: 910

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    DALL Formally Endorses UELMA's Enactment in Texa

    DALL Formally Endorses UELMA's Enactment in Texa
    DALL's executive board formally adopted a resolution to support UELMA's adoption in Texas on March 8, 2016.What is UELMA?The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act ("UELMA") seeks to ensure that online official state legal material -- namely…
  • Apr 6

    Visit the Texas State Law Library's New Resource Site!

    Visit the Texas State Law Library's New Resource Site!
    Checkout the Texas State Law Library's Web Portal: http://www.sll.texas.gov/Here are just a few of the many resources available:Historical Texas Statutes (1879-1960) -- not available electronically elsewhereHeinOnline*Nutshell…
  • Mar 29

    Join us for the DALL Institute on Thursday, April 14th

    Join us for the DALL Institute on Thursday, April 14th
    Join us for the DALL Institute at UNT Dallas College of Law, prior to the SEAALL / SWALL Joint Annual Meeting.We have pulled together a remarkable program about competency of legal technology and the practice of law. While not directly…
Rank this Week: 849

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/
  • Apr 12

    How to act in Texas family court

    How to act in Texas family court
    It is important to remember that a hearing or trial is a very important snapshot of your life and you will be judged either by the judge or jury based on your every move and action or reaction. Smiling at the wrong time or laughing at an…
  • Apr 5

    Email and tech dangers in Texas family court

    Email and tech dangers in Texas family court
    Word to the wise about technology – communications can be preserved, printed, and used at trial. Be careful what you say and how you say it. Resist the temptation to respond to every communication sent by an angry spouse or co-parent.…
  • Mar 8

    Does your Texas county have Standing orders in divorce and family law cases?

    Does your Texas county have Standing orders in divorce and family law cases?
    Most petitions for divorce or seeking relief in a suit affecting the parent child relationship in Texas include a request for a two-week temporary restraining order. This is intended to maintain the status quo and prevent one spouse from…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Mar 1

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team
    Fears | Nachawati is a proud sponsor of Cedar Ridge Baseball! We wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their season. We're always happy to help and support the community!
  • Feb 25

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death
     BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS – Deborah Sue Jackson and her son, Blake Anthony Jackson, were killed when their vehicle struck a mobile home being transported by a truck. Two other children, Deborah’s 13 year old son and 6 year old…
  • Feb 24

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby
    On January 14, 2013, Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was babysitting a 1 year old girl, Rehma Sabir, she had watched for six months in Cambridge, a suburb of Boston. Something occurred and the baby suffered a catastrophic brain swelling…
Rank this Week: 914

LawyerDefend.Me

LawyerDefend.Me

Covers criminal defense topics for Texas criminal defendants and their families. By Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC.

http://lawyerdefend.me/
  • Feb 11

    How Soon?–Remarriage After Divorce in Texas?

    How Soon?–Remarriage After Divorce in Texas?
    You may be ready to get remarried.  You are in love.  You are sure about him/her. The sooner the big day, the better!  There is just one problem.  You are already married, and it’s to the wrong person.  Perhaps…
  • Feb 11

    How Soon?–Remarriage After Divorce in Texas?

    How Soon?–Remarriage After Divorce in Texas?
    You may be ready to get remarried.  You are in love.  You are sure about him/her. The sooner the big day, the better!  There is just one problem.  You are already married, and it’s to the wrong person.  Perhaps…
  • Jan 5

    Probation Violation – Bexar County

    Probation Violation – Bexar County
    A Recent MTR Case at Cook & Cook On the first business day of 2016, criminal defense Attorney, Justin D. Cook, represented a client for a probation violation (motion to revoke probation case). For purposes of this post, we will call…
Rank this Week: 925

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Covers Texas DUI/DWI, blood tests, breath tests, and field sobriety tests. By Hunter Biederman.

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book - “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Mar 2

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book – “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Mar 2

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book – “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
Rank this Week: 752

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: 878

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

http://www.nathanroach.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014
    After lots of advocacy, and a few false starts, investment crowdfunding is coming to Texas. Regardless of what happens with JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, Texas is poised to be the first state to begin equity crowdfunding en masse. Because…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
Rank this Week: 908

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: 1042

Machi Law Blog

Machi Law Blog

Covers Texas bankruptcy, personal injury, social security disability information.

http://www.machilaw.com/
  • Mar 1

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay
    Don’t expect the Affordable Care Act to solve the medical bankruptcy problem in this country. Unpaid medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy filings. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may give many more people access to…
  • Feb 18

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney
    Once again Fort Worth, The City’s Magazine has named Ted Machi a “Top Attorney” for 2013.  Top Attorneys are nominated by their peers.  With his 35+ years representing North Texans, Ted Machi is an attorney you can…
  • Feb 14

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly
    Same-sex married couples should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly.  Bankruptcy courts should provide the same federal protections as opposite-sex married couples even if they live in states that do not recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 629

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 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…
Rank this Week: 972