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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
  • Jun 23

    Did President Trump Obstruct Justice? It All Comes Down to Intent

    Did President Trump Obstruct Justice? It All Comes Down to Intent
      “Asking [the] FBI to drop an investigation is obstruction of justice.”   That is what Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., thinks. And the lawmaker’s opinion carries significant weight: he is the ranking member of the House…
  • Jun 21

    The Important Correlation Between Indictment and Jury Instruction

    The Important Correlation Between Indictment and Jury Instruction
    There are many constitutionally significant elements of a criminal prosecution.  Three of these are indictment, evidence produced at trial and jury instructions.   The Fifth Amendment guarantees a criminal defendant the substantial…
  • Jun 21

    The Law: Logic and Fairness Too Often Ignored

    The Law: Logic and Fairness Too Often Ignored
    Most people would assume that the rule of law is drawn by the rules of logic and fairness. That assumption is both logical and fair, but the rule of law—with its most fundamental purpose being to protect society and ensure… The…
Rank this Week: 62

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Dementia Care From Multiple Health Systems May Pose Drug Safety Risk

    Dementia Care From Multiple Health Systems May Pose Drug Safety Risk
    Reuters reports that, according to a study of US veterans in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “dementia patients who get prescriptions from multiple health systems may face a higher risk of drug mix-ups or unsafe…
  • Jun 22

    What It Takes to Thrive: How Lawyers Can Better Market Their Service

    What It Takes to Thrive: How Lawyers Can Better Market Their Service
    Marketing and advertising legal services can be a big drain on expenses, particularly if you operate independently or from a small firm. What you need to develop is a marketing plan that focuses on who you are and what you … Continue…
  • Jun 21

    Few People Know About Overlapping Surgery

    Few People Know About Overlapping Surgery
    Reuters recently published a somewhat frightening article about doctors trying to do multiple surgeries at the same time. That may be taking multitasking a bit too far. Here are the opening paragraphs of the article: Most…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Jun 14

    Blessed are the Poor: Examining opposition to debtors-prison legislation

    Blessed are the Poor: Examining opposition to debtors-prison legislation
    Texas State Sen. Paul Bettencourt was quoted by the Associated Press (June 11) criticizing debtors-prison legislation (SB 1913) which he and five others voted against in the senate. He:said that it did not adequately consider…
  • Jun 13

    Debtors-prison policies decried, DPS cuts license center hours, and other storie

    Debtors-prison policies decried, DPS cuts license center hours, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused on preparing for a much-need break next week.SCOTUS to consider warrants for cell-phone location dataThe US Supreme Court will finally consider the…
  • Jun 12

    Governor signs omnibus innocence bill to track informants, record interrogation

    Governor signs omnibus innocence bill to track informants, record interrogation
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed HB 34, Texas' latest omnibus innocence legislation. Grits explained in this post why the eyewitness ID reforms are minimalist, at best, and avoid confronting the reasons flawed identifications still make it…
Rank this Week: 77

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: 70

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: 117

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: 119

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Third Circuit Rules Arbitrability is a Gateway Issue

    Third Circuit Rules Arbitrability is a Gateway Issue
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has issued a decision stating a federal judge committed error when he ruled on a party’s motion to dismiss a case before he considered whether the dispute should be arbitrated.
  • Jun 20

    Living the Dream of ADR: Reflections on Four Decades of the Quiet Revolution in Dispute Resolution

    Living the Dream of ADR: Reflections on Four Decades of the Quiet Revolution in Dispute Resolution
    Thomas Stipanowich, Academic Director for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law, has published “Living the Dream of ADR:…
  • Jun 19

    DOJ Flips on Class Waivers Issue

    DOJ Flips on Class Waivers Issue
    On Friday, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) made an abrupt about-face on the issue of whether a class waiver included in an employer’s arbitration agreement violates the National Labor Relations Act…
Rank this Week: 194

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Texas Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.texasdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    New Report Finds That A Majority of Divorces Happen In March and August

    New Report Finds That A Majority of Divorces Happen In March and August
    It’s common knowledge that long-term relationships tend to break down around Valentine’s Day, which comes at the midway point between the Christmas holidays and Spring, which in turn, represents the renewal of romance. But when it…
  • Jun 15

    3 Estate Planning Factors to Consider to Protect Your Finances When Remarrying

    3 Estate Planning Factors to Consider to Protect Your Finances When Remarrying
    Tying the knot after a divorce may not be the first thing on most new divorcees’ minds, but it’s something that happens fairly often. After all, when couples split apart, their priority is to pick up the pieces of their lives and…
  • Jun 14

    Is Your Spouse Is Hiding Money During Divorce?

    Is Your Spouse Is Hiding Money During Divorce?
    Divorce proceedings are all but guaranteed to be trying, emotionally draining times. Emotions run high, tensions between family members are palpable, and all you want to do is get things over with and move on. But what many divorcing couples…
Rank this Week: 171

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

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

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 184

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: 165

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/
  • Jun 23

    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit. Scott Martin from Alabama alleges that the side effects of the blockbuster diabetic drug Invokana caused the wrongful death of his wife. According to Martin, his wife suffered severe diabetic ketoacidosis…
  • Jun 21

    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit

    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit
    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit. John Guerra, from Torrance California claims that the Ethicon Physiomesh patch used in his hernia repair causes severe health risks and complications. According to Guerra, he…
  • Jun 14

    Cook IVC Filters Injury claims on the rise

    Cook IVC Filters Injury claims on the rise
    Cook IVC Filters Injury claims are on the rise, the personal injury and product liability lawsuits continue to pile up, with no end in sight. Injured folks allege that the Cook company’s blood-clot filters failed catastrophically…
Rank this Week: 220

The Blog About All Things Family

The Blog About All Things Family

Discusses family law issues including divorce, child support, child custody, order enforcements, and adoptions. By Welsh Law, PLLC.

http://welsh-lawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Property Division in Divorce

    Property Division in Divorce
    I have had several people say, “isn’t it split 50/50? Why do we need to do discovery then?” This is a myth. Yes, a Judge is likely going to get close to a 50/50 division in most cases, however, depending on the facts of your…
  • May 15

    It’s All In The Agreement!

    It’s All In The Agreement!
    I like chocolate chip cookie dough. She likes chocolate chip cookies. Instead of baking ALL of the cookies, there is always a little bit of cookie dough left over for me (or my kids if they find out about it). When going through a divorce…
  • May 10

    Money, Money, Money

    Money, Money, Money
    Your spouse cheated on you.  He makes more money than you. You stayed home with the kids while he worked. And now he wants divorce. Does any of this sound like you? Now you are left wondering how you are going to pay for things. You…
Rank this Week: 252

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/
  • Jun 13

    FBI Investigating Disappearance At Sea Of Florida Woman

    FBI Investigating Disappearance At Sea Of Florida Woman
    The FBI and U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the disappearance of a 41-year-old Florida woman 100 km off Key West. Isabella Hellman and her husband, Lewis Bennett, married in February and departed on a Caribbean vacation on their 37-foot…
  • Jun 5

    19-Year-Old Killed In Boating Accident In Indian River Lagoon

    19-Year-Old Killed In Boating Accident In Indian River Lagoon
    Chance Rivero, a 19-year-old Vero Beach resident was killed Saturday night when the boat he was a passenger of hit a channel marker, ejecting him from it and into the water.  Per the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation the boat,…
  • Jun 2

    Tragedy Calls For Changes To DOHSA That Would Allow Recovery Of Nonpecuniary Damage

    Tragedy Calls For Changes To DOHSA That Would Allow Recovery Of Nonpecuniary Damage
    Photo credit: JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images On July 17, 1996, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a Boeing 747-131 aircraft, operated by Trans World Airlines as TWA Flight 800, departed from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City for Rome, Italy,…
Rank this Week: 244

Sigmon Law Personal Injury Blog

Sigmon Law Personal Injury Blog

Articles about accident injury law in Houston, TX.

http://www.sigmonlawpllc.com/media-blog/
  • Apr 28

    The Danger of Xarelto

    The Danger of Xarelto
    We previously posted a generic post concerning Xarelto and possible harm the drug can cause. Our grave concern […]
  • Apr 21

    Xarelto

    Xarelto
    What Is Xarelto? Xarelto is a medication that is used to reduce the risk of blood clots in […]
  • Apr 14

    Premise Liability: When “One Small Step” Lands You in the Hospital

    Premise Liability: When “One Small Step” Lands You in the Hospital
    A slip and fall can change your life. It may seem like a very simple event, a trip […]
Rank this Week: 239

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

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

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

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

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

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

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

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 242

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: 332

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: 397

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/
  • Jun 12

    Know Your Rights in Texas: Preparing for SB 4

    Know Your Rights in Texas: Preparing for SB 4
    From Immigration Impact After debate rocked the Texas State Capitol, Governor Greg Abbott signed the controversial Senate Bill 4 (SB4) in May, which purports to ban sanctuary city policies and gives local police the authority to inquire about…
  • Apr 13

    Texas House committee advances "Sanctuary Cities Lite" bill

    Texas House committee advances "Sanctuary Cities Lite" bill
    Texas Tribune by Julian Aguilar The Texas House advanced their "Sanctuary Cities Lite" bill out of committee yesterday. Although less harsh than the Senate bill, it criminalizes heads of law enforcement agencies who do not cooperate…
  • Mar 8

    The Sanctuary Movement in the U.S.

    The Sanctuary Movement in the U.S.
    Interesting podcasts about the Sanctuary movement to protect Central Americans seeking asylum in the U.S. in the 1980's from 99% Invisible. (2 episodes) Sanctuary, Part 1: Church In the 1980s, Rev. John Fife and his congregation at Southside…
Rank this Week: 443

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • May 31

    An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option

    An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option
    If you prefer walking through a forest rather than a cemetery, and the thought of lying in a coffin under a gravestone for all eternity gives you the creeps, take note. An Italian company is developing a green burial option that turns your…
  • May 31

    An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option

    An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option
    If you prefer walking through a forest rather than a cemetery, and the thought of lying in a coffin under a gravestone for all eternity gives you the creeps, take note. An Italian company is developing a green burial option that turns your…
  • May 24

    Would You Like a Power of Attorney with that Diploma?

    Would You Like a Power of Attorney with that Diploma?
    It’s that time of year again. High school seniors are preparing to graduate and head off to college, and parents are wondering how it’s possible that their children are all grown up! It’s a milestone that highlights how…
Rank this Week: 383

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • May 31

    Personal Insights into Arbitration and Trial

    Personal Insights into Arbitration and Trial
    For nine years, Tilting the Scales has brought legal issues with a business slant –practical and conversation points. Many who we represent are entrepreneurs who prefer to avoid lawyers and, certainly, the courthouse. Few of our Tilting…
  • Apr 25

    Selecting an Advisory Board – Do’s & Don’t

    Selecting an Advisory Board – Do’s & Don’t
    Beginning as a part-time college job walking friends’ dogs, Cary Barker’s full time business now employs over 30 college students to walk neighborhood dogs and to deliver them for daily activities to and from his Barkingham Palace…
  • Apr 25

    The Grave Reality of a Cemetery on Your Property

    The Grave Reality of a Cemetery on Your Property
    A huge fan of the Hill Country, Skare D. Katz buys a large piece of undeveloped land from the Solable Family outside of Austin.  Skare D. plans to build a ranch for retirement. One Saturday while Skare D. is visiting the property to…
Rank this Week: 396

Farah Legal Blog

Farah Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, car accidents and real estate law in Texas.

http://www.farahlegal.com/news/
  • May 25

    Understanding Earnest Money

    Understanding Earnest Money
    Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! What is earnest money? Earnest money is, in…
  • Apr 27

    A Quick Guide to Lien

    A Quick Guide to Lien
    Have a lien on your house, or want to put a lien on a house, and need to know more about what that means? Here’s a quick guide to liens. If you need to chat with a real estate lawyer to find out more or get help with your lien, contact…
  • Apr 20

    The Process of Buying a House in Texa

    The Process of Buying a House in Texa
    When it comes to buying a house anywhere, the process is one that can be drawn out by unique and arcane laws that are in place. For a resident of Texas or any out-of-state investor who’s considering the purchase of a home, the Lone Star…
Rank this Week: 313

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Jun 23

    Is the Automation of the Criminal Justice System a Good Thing?

    Is the Automation of the Criminal Justice System a Good Thing?
    Technology often makes life easier, but is it always a good thing? Computers have become such an integral part of daily life that it’s hard to imagine life without them. It’s also hard to believe that just a few decades ago there…
  • Jun 22

    Can You Be Charged with Failing to Report a Crime on Facebook Live?

    Can You Be Charged with Failing to Report a Crime on Facebook Live?
    The question of mandatory reporting gets murkier when the alleged crime takes place online The brutal sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl on Facebook Live in March 2017 is raising important questions about whether individuals who view a live…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court to Hear Cellphone Location Privacy Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Cellphone Location Privacy Case
    The law is constantly changing when it comes to mobile phones and other technology Before smartphones, you usually had to tell someone where you were out in the world. Today, smartphone technology makes it possible for friends and loved ones…
Rank this Week: 991

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    New Texas Law Gives New Rights to Co-Tenant Heir

    New Texas Law Gives New Rights to Co-Tenant Heir
    The Texas legislature recently passed and Governor Abbott signed  Section 16.0265 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code that provides assistance to heirs who have collectively inherited real estate from a common ancestor. In…
  • Jun 16

    Proposed New Law for Pipeline Condemnation Did Not Pass the Texas Legislature

    Proposed New Law for Pipeline Condemnation Did Not Pass the Texas Legislature
    Earlier this year, several Texas senators introduced Senate Bill 740 that would have increased landowner protections in the event a pipeline company sought to obtain an easement on their property using eminent domain. You can read the full…
  • Jun 9

    Does The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Have The Authority To Impose an Oil & Gas Well Ban in Texas?

    Does The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Have The Authority To Impose an Oil & Gas Well Ban in Texas?
    The Texas Railroad Commission is the state’s oil and gas regulator, and last year it bumped heads with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning whether the Corps has the authority to implement rules about where oil wells and…
Rank this Week: 1053

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/
  • Jun 23

    Reminder: Deadline for Learning Curve Submissions is July 1

    Reminder: Deadline for Learning Curve Submissions is July 1
    Dear Friends & Colleagues: We're working on the summer issue of The Learning Curve and would like a couple more articles. Please let this email serve as a reminder that the submission deadline for potential inclusion in this issue is...
  • Jun 23

    UC Hastings Position for Academic & Professional Success Graduate Fellow

    UC Hastings Position for Academic & Professional Success Graduate Fellow
    The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation...
  • Jun 22

    Scott Johns Has Another Winning Post

    Scott Johns Has Another Winning Post
    Scott Johns has been recognized for his June 15th post on winning bar exam answers by Texas Bar Today. You can read his post that made the Top 10 here: Winning Bar Exam Answers: Writing for Points or Writing to...
Rank this Week: 658

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

https://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 23

    Understanding Tax Liens and Bankruptcy

    Understanding Tax Liens and Bankruptcy
    Eliminating certain types of debt through a discharge is one of the hallmarks of the bankruptcy process. A debt discharge will eliminate your personal obligation to pay a debt, which can free resources and provide the financial fresh…
  • Jun 16

    Is Discharged Debt Taxable?

    Is Discharged Debt Taxable?
    One of the most defining aspects of bankruptcy is the discharge of debts that comes at the end of a case. Whether you file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, you will receive a discharge charge of your debts…
  • Jun 9

    Filing for Bankruptcy? Stop Using Your Credit Card

    Filing for Bankruptcy? Stop Using Your Credit Card
    If you are among the millions of Americans struggling with debt that seems insurmountable, bankruptcy may be the best option for finding relief and a fresh financial head start. If you are considering bankruptcy, you should now that…
Rank this Week: 916

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/
  • Jun 22

    Specificity Of Claims Against An Adjuster

    Specificity Of Claims Against An Adjuster
    Tarrant County insurance attorneys will learn real fast that when asserting a claim against an insurance adjuster, the claim needs to be pled with specificity.  This is illustrated in a recent case from the Southern District, McAllen…
  • Jun 20

    Stephenville Homeowner Lawyer

    Stephenville Homeowner Lawyer
    Stephenville homeowner lawyers need to read this opinion from the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The opinion is styled, State Farm Fire & Casualty v. Cedric Flowers. This is a appeal from a summary judgment granted in…
  • Jun 18

    Prompt Payment Of Claims And Appraisal

    Prompt Payment Of Claims And Appraisal
    Does a violation of the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act survive an appraisal that is promptly paid?  This issue is addressed in an opinion from the San Antonio Court of Appeals.  The case is styled, Barbara Technologies…
Rank this Week: 517

Dallas Personal Injury Blog

Dallas Personal Injury Blog

By Rasansky Law Firm. Covers personal injury law, motor vehicle accidents, daycare and nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice.

http://www.jrlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    What Does “Pain and Suffering” Mean?

    What Does “Pain and Suffering” Mean?
    Pain and suffering as it relates to a personal injury case. If you’re experiencing pain and suffering following a car accident or other type of injury, call our Dallas attorneys today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free and…
  • Jun 20

    Car Accidents Caused by Tire Blowout

    Car Accidents Caused by Tire Blowout
    Were you injured in an auto accident caused by a tire blowout? Call the Dallas accident attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 to discuss the facts of your case, and let us explain the options available to you moving…
  • Jun 15

    Daycare Worker Charged with Felony after Toddler Suffers Brain Damage

    Daycare Worker Charged with Felony after Toddler Suffers Brain Damage
    RICHFIELD, OH — A 22-month-old child now suffers from permanent brain damage due to asphyxiation allegedly caused by an Ohio daycare attendant’s negligence. The daycare worker, 27-year-old Casey Bertelson, is alleged to have…
Rank this Week: 877

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

Covers intellectual property, media and entertainment law. By Bennett Law Office.

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Jun 21

    How Can I Protect A Trademark For My T-shirt?

    How Can I Protect A Trademark For My T-shirt?
    You've just developed a catchy new phrase or word that you want to protect as a trademark. Maybe you went so far to already file a trademark application and received an office action refusing your application. What went wrong?What Can I Do To…
  • Jun 15

    Podcasts I'm Listening To And Why - January to June 2017

    Podcasts I'm Listening To And Why - January to June 2017
    Over the last year I've seen my consumption of information transition from reading to listening. I've always been a huge fan of good-ole' fashioned terrestrial radio and an avid listener to all things NPR.  I've found for most of 2017,…
  • May 31

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 85: Tamera Bennett, Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 85: Tamera Bennett, Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
Rank this Week: 942

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Things Employers Can Ask in a Job Interview

    Things Employers Can Ask in a Job Interview
    There are several things an employer can ask in an interview. Let’s discuss a few. 1. How old are you? This is not a good question to ask. There are very few jobs in which age is a legitimate requirement for the job. Inevitably, this…
  • Jun 14

    Plaintiff Sanctioned for Bad Faith Negotiation

    Plaintiff Sanctioned for Bad Faith Negotiation
    In federal court, sanctions are a real possibility. The parties need to behave themselves and act in a professional manner. That even applies to a settlement conference. In Chen v. Marvel Food Services, Inc., No. CV-15-6206 (E.D. N.Y.…
  • Jun 13

    Injunction Against Travel Ban Upheld by Ninth Circuit

    Injunction Against Travel Ban Upheld by Ninth Circuit
    The Ninth Circuit has joined the Fourth Circuit in upholding the injunction against Pres. Trump’s travel ban. The unanimous three-judge decision found that of the six countries identified in the ban, none had ever posed a risk to the…
Rank this Week: 995

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

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

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 840

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jun 18

    Regulatory Relief: Don't Hold Your Breath

    Regulatory Relief: Don't Hold Your Breath
    On a purely partisan vote, the House passed the Financial Choice Act last week and sent it to the Senate, where a number of sources proclaimed that it was DOA. On the other hand, everyone's favorite hectoring harridan, Elizabeth Warren,...
  • Jun 11

    He's A Lumberkack And He's OK

    He's A Lumberkack And He's OK
    Although I'm taking a break from banking and legal issues this week, I do want to continue my series of public service announcements designed to educate older generations about their newest challenge in the workplace: Millennials. While…
  • Jun 4

    Small Enough To Jail

    Small Enough To Jail
    At a time when many of both the over- and under-educated among the chattering class have repeatedly bemoaned the lack of banks and bankers who have done the "perp walk" as a result of the high crimes and misdemeanors that...
Rank this Week: 833

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: 790

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer…

Texas Property Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance & real estate and property law. By Insurance Law & Real Estate and Property Law.

http://www.texaspropertyinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jun 6

    What Are Your Limits?

    What Are Your Limits?
    No not those limits. Not the “What is holding you back?” self-help type. I’m talking about something much less exciting. What are your insurance policy limits? In Texas it may be higher than you thought. Continue reading
  • Apr 19

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract

    Prove It!! Proofs of Loss in an Insurance Contract
    Most commercial insurance policies require a proof of loss when there is a disagreement over the amount of the loss. The Policy usually reads: Action Against Us No one may bring an action against us in any way related to the existence or…
  • Feb 10

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?

    Are You Covered? What’s In A Name?
    One issue I frequently encounter is a commercial property insurance policy that has the wrong named insured. This usually causes a few minutes of sheer panic followed by the relief that Texas jurisprudence does allow for common sense…
Rank this Week: 583

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 1

    Lessons From a Day at Court

    Lessons From a Day at Court
    I have heard innumerable people say that the one thing they want the most is to have their "day in court".  They want to spill the beans and tell the truth about everything.  They believe that they will feel better and justice will…
  • May 15

    Should I Wait or Can I Do it Now? A Short Quiz for People Going Through Divorce --Part 2

    Should I Wait or Can I Do it Now? A Short Quiz for People Going Through Divorce --Part 2
    Many temptations come up when people are facing divorce.  Many opportunities also come up then.  Depending upon timing, some things are good ideas and others are not.If you are facing divorce, or already involved in a divorce,…
  • May 1

    Should I Wait or Can I Do it Now? A Short Quiz for People Going Through Divorce --Part 1

    Should I Wait or Can I Do it Now? A Short Quiz for People Going Through Divorce --Part 1
    Many temptations come up when people are facing divorce.  Many opportunities also come up then.  Depending upon timing, some things are good ideas and others are not.If you are facing divorce, or already involved in a divorce, here…
Rank this Week: 866

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/
  • May 19

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa
    ELEMENTS OF CAUSE OF ACTION FOR WRONGFUL FORECLOSURE  The elements of a wrongful foreclosure claim are: (1) a defect in the foreclosure sale proceedings; (2) an inadequate selling price; and (3) a causal connection between the defect and…
  • Mar 2

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa
    The elements of tortious interference with an existing contract are: (1) the existence of a contract subject to interference; (2) the occurrence of an act of interference that was willful and intentional; (3) the act was a proximate cause of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1117

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Can an expert testify that a child is telling the truth?

    Can an expert testify that a child is telling the truth?
    Many cases involving child abuse have expert witnesses involved. Child abuse and sexual assault cases have medical experts, therapists, or counselors who are called to testify. However, Texas law limits the ability of experts to tell a judge…
  • May 9

    Does the State have to produce any photos to convict someone of improper photography?

    Does the State have to produce any photos to convict someone of improper photography?
    Texas Penal Code 21.15 Invasive Visual Recording (b)(1) a person commits an offense if, without the other person’s consent and with intent to invade the privacy of the other person, the person: (1) photographs or by videotape or other…
  • May 8

    Texas Penal Code Article 22.07: Terroristic Threats, what are they?

    Texas Penal Code Article 22.07: Terroristic Threats, what are they?
    For some of us, when we hear of a person making terroristic threats we think of a person causing trouble for political or religious reasons. But, according to the Texas Penal Code, just the mere threat of violence to a person or a…
Rank this Week: 956

Texas Family Lawyers

Texas Family Lawyers

Covers family law topics. By Holmes, Diggs & Eames, P.L.L.C.

http://texasfamilylawyers.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 24

    Penny wise…

    Penny wise…
    Many people try to take the ‘cheap’ option in life, looking at the immediate effects, and fail to recognize the expensive long-term costs those decisions have. This happens in litigation all the time, especially with trying to…
  • Mar 1

    You Can Only Make the OAG do so Much…

    You Can Only Make the OAG do so Much…
    Recently , the Fourteenth Court of Appeals confirmed limits on what you can force the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to do. In in-re-h-g-j  No. 14-15-00551-CV, 2016 WL 6561468 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2016, no pet. h.)…
  • Aug 20

    Common Law Marriage -Very Hard to Prove in Texa

    Common Law Marriage -Very Hard to Prove in Texa
    What is a ‘common law’ marriage? Most people believe it is when two people live together as a couple for some amount of time. Two years is a common time-frame stated. But Texas has a specific three-pronged test. Under Texas law,…
Rank this Week: 978

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/
  • Jan 3

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another
    I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase....
  • Dec 29

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase
    2016 saw 19 patent trials in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiffs won 43% in the patent-heavy Marshall and Tyler divisions, but the overall outcome was 52% due to three plaintiff wins in the traditionally less patent-intensive divisions…
  • Dec 29

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016
    It's the time of year for 2016 reviews, and today's Marshall News Messenger had one I thought readers might be interested in Judicial system in review: Marshall courts saw throng of good, bad activity in 2016 in which the paper's...
Rank this Week: 732

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 19

    The Down and Dirty of Insider Trading

    The Down and Dirty of Insider Trading
    Insider trading has gotten a lot of coverage in the media over the last few years. Powerful executives and television celebrities have been convicted on charges of insider trading, showing that no one is immune from this kind of conviction.…
  • Aug 12

    Hindering a Secured Creditor: What It Is and What It Mean

    Hindering a Secured Creditor: What It Is and What It Mean
    Hindering a Secured Creditor in Texas Dealing with debt collectors in Texas can be a stressful situation. Creditors may demand that payments be made and, if the payments are not submitted on time, the creditors may threaten to repossess a…
  • Aug 5

    Am I Allowed to Own a Gun?

    Am I Allowed to Own a Gun?
    Gun Laws in Texas Texas is known for being a state that strongly supports 2nd Amendment constitutional rights. Millions of Texas citizens own at least one firearm, whether for hunting, personal defense or for recreational marksmanship.…
Rank this Week: 1063

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: 863

Houston DWI Law Blog

Houston DWI Law Blog

Covers Houston DWI laws and the implications of a DWI on your record. By Johnson Johnson & Baer.

http://www.houstondwilawblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol

    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence And Alcohol
    A Hartford, Connecticut woman recently died after her ex-boyfriend came to her apartment and killed her. Before the ex-boyfriend came over, police said that he smoked crack cocaine and drank alcohol. The man then went to her the woman’s…
  • Nov 6

    Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident

    Grandmother Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Granddaughter Dies In Car Accident
    A Chandler grandmother has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following the death of her 5-year-old granddaughter during a car accident in July. The accident occurred a few miles outside of the Tyler city limits around…
  • Feb 14

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued

    Another Houston Baker Street Pub Sued
    Who is Liable, the seller or the drinker? Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub is being sued again following the death of Robert Wilhite’s 2011 death.  Wilhite’s family is accusing the pub of over-serving alcoholic beverages to…
Rank this Week: 881

Texas Lemon Law Blog

Texas Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto loans, car rankings, car manufacturers, consumer warranties, and lemons laws. By Kevin Le.

http://www.texaslemonlawblog.com/
  • Apr 5

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law
    Often times, potential clients would call my office asking if the Texas Lemon Law applies to motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Under the Texas Lemon Law, the term "vehicle" includes: "Cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes and all terrain…
  • Apr 5

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law
    Often times, potential clients would call my office asking if the Texas Lemon Law applies to motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Under the Texas Lemon Law, the term “vehicle” includes: “Cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor…
  • Apr 5

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law
    Often times, potential clients would call my office asking if the Texas Lemon Law applies to motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Under the Texas Lemon Law, the term “vehicle” includes: “Cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor…
Rank this Week: 1093

Immigration & Deportation Law

Immigration & Deportation Law

Covers trends in immigration law with a focus on deportation litigation. By Isaul Verdin.

http://deportlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Silva-Trevino

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Silva-Trevino
    Immigrant rights advocateshave reason to celebrate!  In a move long hoped for by immigration attorneys in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit joined four other circuit courts in holding that…
  • Feb 3

    How to Handle an ICE Hold – A Guide for Detained Immigrant

    How to Handle an ICE Hold – A Guide for Detained Immigrant
    “ICE HOLD.”  If you are not a U.S. citizen, this is probably the scariest thing to see on your arrest paperwork.  However, with the right information, you can know the best way to handle an ICE hold following arrest for…
  • Feb 3

    How To Get A Green Card Through Your Family Member

    How To Get A Green Card Through Your Family Member
    You may be eligible to get a green card if you are an an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen.  An immediate relative of a U.S. citizen is any spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent of a U.S. citizen (provided…
Rank this Week: 725

Personal Injury and Social…

Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Blog

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

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

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com

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

    Friday Fun

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

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

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!
    Here's one from the "life is stranger than fiction" department. This is the full story reported by Mashable.com: In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, a Texas college student drove off a cliff while…
Rank this Week: 1055

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 505