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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
  • Oct 20

    Adrian Hernandez Killed on Loop 410 by Car Accident in San Antonio, TX

    Adrian Hernandez Killed on Loop 410 by Car Accident in San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX — Police officers with the SAPD said that they have identified the man who passed away last Friday night (October 17, 2014) in a car accident. They said that Adrian Hernandez, 30, was killed on Friday night after his SUV…
  • Oct 20

    Bonnie Heath Hit and Killed on Huebner Road in San Antonio, TX Pedestrian Accident

    Bonnie Heath Hit and Killed on Huebner Road in San Antonio, TX Pedestrian Accident
    San Antonio, TX — An elderly woman passed away in NE San Antonio this last Saturday (October 18, 2014) when she was hit by a car on Huebner Road. It happened at about 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning and the woman’s name was later…
  • Oct 20

    Trevor Gilbert Killed on County Road 1286 by Motorcycle Accident in Odessa, TX

    Trevor Gilbert Killed on County Road 1286 by Motorcycle Accident in Odessa, TX
    Odessa, TX — There was an early-morning accident last Friday that killed a local Odessa man: 23-year old Trevor Gilbert. Police said that Gilbert passed away last Friday morning (October 17, 2014) at about 3:45 a.m. He had been riding…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Oct 20

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation
    In Austin, activists are pushing for the Sheriff to allow face-to-face visitation for county jail inmates, a practice ended as part of a new contract with Dallas-based Securus Technologies which provides for video-based visitation only. (See…
  • Oct 20

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?
    If one person per day is dying in custody of state and local law enforcement in Texas, the next obvious question is, "What do those cases look like?"Nicole Brambila at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal over the weekend (Oct. 18) offered up a…
  • Oct 20

    Backstory on Pam Freeman indictment, ouster of parole board member who tried to hold her accountable

    Backstory on Pam Freeman indictment, ouster of parole board member who tried to hold her accountable
    Parole attorney Kevin Stouwie offered up a detailed explication of "The Pamela Freeman debacle as I understand it" from the perspective of the person whose complaint sparked the investigation that led to her indictment earlier this month.…
Rank this Week: 179

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 173

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: 164

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 225

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/
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device
    After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx…
  • Aug 26

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two
    On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional…
  • Aug 20

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August
    Boston Scientific, one of several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, has resumed trials in Massachusetts last week as it seeks to defend itself against plaintiffs who allege injury as a result of using the company's transvaginal…
Rank this Week: 231

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Oct 15

    Dallas County Marijuana Arrests: In 2015, Dallas Police Not Busting for Pot

    Dallas County Marijuana Arrests: In 2015, Dallas Police Not Busting for Pot
    Dallas police officers stop people for being high or possessing pot all the time; often, these encounters result in arrests that are not based upon serious felony charges leading to significant jail time upon conviction. Lots are misdemeanor…
  • Oct 13

    Collin County Sexual Assault “No Billed”

    Collin County Sexual Assault “No Billed”
    Mr. Lowe got his client’s 2nd degree Felony Sexual Assault charged “no billed” in Collin County.  Mr. Lowe’s client (Texas State licensed armed security guard) was attempting to remove his live-in girlfriend from…
  • Oct 8

    Dallas Ebola Victim: No Evidence of Intent to Deceive; DA Assault Charges Were Wacky

    Dallas Ebola Victim: No Evidence of Intent to Deceive; DA Assault Charges Were Wacky
    Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan died early this morning at Texas Presbyterian Hospital here in Dallas, where he had been quarantined and isolated from all human contact for the past 14 days.  It’s sad to think that Thomas Duncan…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Oct 20

    Guardrail Crash Test Failure Videos Released in Trinity Lawsuit

    Guardrail Crash Test Failure Videos Released in Trinity Lawsuit
    A series of videos showing guardrails failing during product testing has been released as part of an ongoing lawsuit, prompting investigations from several state governments.
  • Oct 20

    Insufficient Transportation Funding Results in Auto Accident

    Insufficient Transportation Funding Results in Auto Accident
    A new report suggests poor transportation funding in West Texas is linked to high auto accident rates, unsafe driving conditions, and increased traffic congestion.
  • Oct 20

    1 Dead in San Antonio Car Crash

    1 Dead in San Antonio Car Crash
    One person is dead and another has been hospitalized as a result of a auto accident in San Antonio's far West Side.
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Oct 19

    Coakley's Special Friend

    Coakley's Special Friend
    Massachusetts Attorney General and wanna-be governator, Martha Coakley, has tried to make political capital out of her lawsuit against the FHFA and its wards, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, over their policy of refusing to permit the sale of…
  • Oct 15

    COMMUNITY BANKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE REALITY

    COMMUNITY BANKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE REALITY
    Here's another guest post from my friend, former community banker Pat Dalrymple, that, while not technically about bank law, is definitely about banks. Plus, I'm on the road, so Pat is taking a load off.…
  • Oct 12

    Undue Proce

    Undue Proce
    For Patrick Adams, justice has been both delayed and, now, denied. Regular readers of this blog are familiar with Mr. Adams protracted fight with the OCC, and I won't regurgitate the history of the conflict. In my most recent post,...
Rank this Week: 421

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: 415

Angel Reyes Blog

Angel Reyes Blog

Covers lawsuits, verdicts, culture and politics.

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

    Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

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

    Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

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

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

    Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?
    Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a…
Rank this Week: 404

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/
  • Oct 20

    Corporate Counsel and Litigation sections award grant

    Corporate Counsel and Litigation sections award grant
    For 17 years, the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas has provided grants to legal service organizations that help encourage and train in-house counsel to participate in pro bono work. Several other State Bar…
  • Oct 20

    Pro Bono Spotlight: Rocío García

    Pro Bono Spotlight: Rocío García
    The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support the National Pro Bono Celebration (Oct. 19-25). Pro bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work…
  • Oct 20

    National Black Pre-Law Conference celebrates decade of inspiring black lawyer

    National Black Pre-Law Conference celebrates decade of inspiring black lawyer
    The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair will host its 10th annual celebration in honor of empowering aspiring black lawyers. The free event will be held Friday and Saturday in the Houston Marriott Westchase. Late registration…
Rank this Week: 526

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
  • Oct 19

    My apologies for a bumpy road on the blog this week and next

    My apologies for a bumpy road on the blog this week and next
    This weekend, the Texas court system rolled out a new website design for the Texas Supreme Court. The old “supreme.courts.state.tx.us” domain has been retired, with [...]
  • Oct 17

    A quiet orders list [Oct. 17, 2014]

    A quiet orders list [Oct. 17, 2014]
    It was a quiet orders list today, with no opinions or grants. The Court heard oral arguments this week, and there was no internal [...]
  • Oct 12

    A quiet orders list [Oct. 10, 2014]

    A quiet orders list [Oct. 10, 2014]
    With its orders list this week, the Texas Supreme Court did not grant review in any new cases or issue any opinions. The Court traveled to [...]
Rank this Week: 488

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 535

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/
  • Oct 10

    Switching from IPhone to Android for Lawyer

    Switching from IPhone to Android for Lawyer
    I’ve been using IPhones as long as there has been IPhones. I recently became upgrade eligible (Christmas for tech geeks) and instead of getting the IPhone 6/6 Plus I decided to switch to Android and purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.…
  • Sep 29

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case
    We convict a lot of innocent people in Texas. For a lucky few defendants, we figure out they are innocent before we take away years/decades of their life or put them to death. Let’s say you are arrested but it turns out that there was…
  • Sep 14

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL
    The Ray Rice elevator video has started a national conversation about domestic violence. I’ve prosecuted and defended a few hundred of these cases and the Ray Rice tape is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Still, I’m not…
Rank this Week: 492

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

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

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

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

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

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

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

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Oct 19

    Bad Faith Damage

    Bad Faith Damage
    Weatherford lawyers who handle bad faith claims need to be able to know how to calculate damages that may be assessed in a bad faith claim. There are lots of opinions that deal with this issue and they all have...
  • Oct 18

    Insurance Law And Technicalitie

    Insurance Law And Technicalitie
    Grand Prairie insurance attorneys need to know about technicalities and insurance policies. The Texas Supreme Court just issued an opinion in a case styled, Greene v. Farmers Insurance Exchange. This case deals with the Texas…
  • Oct 16

    Alleging Insurance Code Violation

    Alleging Insurance Code Violation
    Fort Worth insurance lawyers who handle bad faith insurance claims will tell you that the paperwork filed with a court are important to keeping the case in court. This was illustrated by a recent Eastern District case. The style of...
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • Oct 18

    Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuits Heat Up

    Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuits Heat Up
    Johnson & Johnson faces the first product liability personal injury lawsuit over side effects of Levaquin that caused peripheral neuropathy for Karyn Grossman, from Maryland. According to Grossman, she developed the severe and often…
  • Oct 15

    Cook IVC Filter MDL Litigation Heading to Southern Indiana

    Cook IVC Filter MDL Litigation Heading to Southern Indiana
    According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), all pending federally filed Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits will be consolidated and centralized before U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young in the…
  • Oct 6

    J&J Janssen’s Xarelto Anticoagulant Side-Effect

    J&J Janssen’s Xarelto Anticoagulant Side-Effect
    Anticoagulation therapy is necessary in several serious medical conditions including a common heart rhythm abnormality, known as atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and in certain genetic blooding clotting diseases.…
Rank this Week: 550

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 646

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: 564

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: 660

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: 614

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: 559

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: 638

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/
  • Oct 17

    Legal sufficiency of evidence to support credit card debt claim: Proof of contract terms required

    Legal sufficiency of evidence to support credit card debt claim: Proof of contract terms required
    CREDITOR MUST PROVE AGREEMENT ON SPECIFIC TERMS OF GOVERNING EXTENSION OF CREDIT  In a bench trial in which no findings of fact or conclusions of law are requested by the parties or filed by the trial court, we imply all findings of…
  • Oct 16

    Two types of mechanic's liens under Texas law

    Two types of mechanic's liens under Texas law
    CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY MECHANICS LIEN  Texas law recognizes two possible types of mechanic's liens: (1) a constitutional lien and (2) a statutory lien. TEX. CONST. art. XVI, § 37; TEX. PROP. CODE ANN. 53.001 (West 2007). "[A]…
  • Oct 15

    Proving arbitrability (arbitration agreement)

    Proving arbitrability (arbitration agreement)
    WHO HAS THE BURDEN TO PROVE EXISTENCE OF VALID ARB AGREEMENT? The burden of establishing an arbitration agreement's existence is evidentiary and runs with the party seeking to compel arbitration. Mohamed v. Auto Nation USA Corp., 89 S.W.3d…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
  • Oct 15

    Several Undocumented Migrants in New Mexico Released from Detention Facility

    Several Undocumented Migrants in New Mexico Released from Detention Facility
    Dozens of undocumented migrants who were being held at a facility in New Mexico have been released, according to Philip Burch, the mayor of the city of Artesia. Burch recently told reporters that 68 of the nearly 500 detainees at the Artesia…
  • Oct 13

    Obama Petitioned to Give Undocumented Immigrants Access to Affordable Healthcare

    Obama Petitioned to Give Undocumented Immigrants Access to Affordable Healthcare
    Last week, leaders within the nation's Hispanic community formally requested that President Barack Obama allow certain undocumented migrants to have access to Obamacare. They say that the justification for such an allowance stems from the…
  • Oct 8

    Child Immigrants Facing Deportation In Desperate Need of Legal Counsel

    Child Immigrants Facing Deportation In Desperate Need of Legal Counsel
    There is a crisis that is playing out in immigration courts across the country, particularly in large metropolitan areas like New York City where children from Central America who crossed the southern border into the United States without…
Rank this Week: 683

Cavers Law Blog

Cavers Law Blog

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

http://caverslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

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

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

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

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

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2
    I am proud of my work as a family attorney.  At seven years old I was subjected to the family law system.  At the end of the first custody go-round, I felt angry with my parents, their attorneys, and the judge.  My…
Rank this Week: 798

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    Cruise Trip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Lawyer

    Cruise Trip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Lawyer
    A Florida man who was injured while vacationing aboard a luxury liner has retained BBR's lawyers to bring a claim against a Miami based cruise line. The Florida passenger tripped over a vacuum cord that a cabin steward negligent slung at…
  • Aug 25

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member
    The Florida Board Certified maritime lawyers of BBR have been retained to represent a crew member who became injured while working aboard a yacht docked in Ft. Lauderdale. In this case, a deck hand suffered serious back injury when ordered…
  • Aug 13

    Injured Arkansas Cruise Passenger Retains BBR Lawyer

    Injured Arkansas Cruise Passenger Retains BBR Lawyer
    An Arkansas passenger who took a cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine retained our lawyers after slipping on the Lido Deck. This particular cruise ship is known to our lawyers as having issues with its exterior decks. In this case, the…
Rank this Week: 873

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/
  • Oct 14

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?
    Yes, family law appellate lawyers handle appeals to the Texas court of appeals or the Texas Supreme Court. We read records, write briefs, and make oral arguments.  We research rules and analyze case opinions. But, adding an appellate…
  • Sep 30

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
  • Sep 23

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa
    Once a party establishes the elements of a common law marriage, spouses are married until they are legally divorced under Texas law.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1024

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Oct 13

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    The idea behind bankruptcy is to assist a person in resolving debt and learning better financial management. Being able to start again is not just about leaving the past behind, it also requires a person to protect their remaining assets. The…
  • Sep 30

    Can You File Bankruptcy While in the Military?

    Can You File Bankruptcy While in the Military?
    While serving in the military, individuals have the same rights as regular civilians to file bankruptcy protection in order to save their valuable assets. However, individuals should keep in mind that certain high-ranking positions require…
  • Sep 25

    Failure To Disclose Previous Bankruptcy Jeopardizes Discharge

    Failure To Disclose Previous Bankruptcy Jeopardizes Discharge
    Gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal is reeling after a U.S. bankruptcy judge ordered the reopening of a 2009 bankruptcy filing by Deal’s daughter Carrie Deal Wilder and his son-in-law Clint Wilder. A U.S. bankruptcy trustee sought to…
Rank this Week: 1051

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    New UT Study on Water Use in Oil and Gas Production

    New UT Study on Water Use in Oil and Gas Production
    A new study published by The University of Texas' Bureau of Economic Geology compares the amount of water used in producing oil from shale plays to the water used in producing oil from conventional reservoirs. The study concludes that water…
  • Sep 29

    Texas' New Seismologist

    Texas' New Seismologist
    Michael Brick has written an excellent article in the Houston Chronicle about the Texas Railroad Commission's new seismologist, David Craig Pearson. The article, "Vexed by Earthquakes, Texas Calls In a Scientist," relates the events leading…
  • Sep 23

    EPA Praises RRC

    EPA Praises RRC
    In a letter to the Texas Railroad Commission commenting on the RRC's proposed rules on curbing earthquakes caused by high-pressure injection of waste fluids, the Environmental Protection Agency "applauded the RRC's efforts to ensure it has…
Rank this Week: 1046

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Texas Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury and workers' compensation news. By Carabin & Shaw, P.C.

http://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Texas Ranch Operator Liability for Trespassers' Fatal Truck Crash

    Texas Ranch Operator Liability for Trespassers' Fatal Truck Crash
    A family from Mexico -- a mother, father, and child -- hired a "coyote" to transport them into the United States, to either New Orleans or Houston. He picked them up in a truck at a safe house in Texas, along with another…
  • Sep 16

    Liability for Dog Bites in Texa

    Liability for Dog Bites in Texa
    In Rodriguez v. Reed, a Texas plaintiff appealed the trial court's summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a dog bite case. The case arose when the defendant was contacted at work that his burglar alarm was going off. He left his…
  • Sep 10

    Personal Injuries at Texas Amusement Park

    Personal Injuries at Texas Amusement Park
    Recently, two Texas teens fell over 12 feet off a carnival ride and were injured. One of the two teenagers sustained serious injuries, and the other was left with minor injuries. Some witnesses commented that the ride operator had not shut…
Rank this Week: 984

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/
  • Oct 20

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support
    Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals (NECASP) Annual Conference December 8, 2014 at Suffolk University Law School 10:00 - 2:45 Morning Workshop: Sara…
  • Oct 19

    Law School Action Comics #7

    Law School Action Comics #7
    (Alex Ruskell)
  • Oct 17

    Welcome Mary Ann Becker to the ASP Community

    Welcome Mary Ann Becker to the ASP Community
    Please welcome Mary Ann Becker! Mary Ann is the Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support at Loyola Unviersity Chicago School of Law. Thank you to Jennifer Brendel, the Director, for providing more information on Mary Ann:…
Rank this Week: 1393

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Oct 20

    Bankruptcy Dishonesty Means No Discharge. . . and Worse

    Bankruptcy Dishonesty Means No Discharge. . . and Worse
    Overwhelming debt causes a great deal of stress. You may lose sleep, become angry, or get scared. Fortunately, the federal bankruptcy laws can restructure your debts, provide a fresh start and alleviate your stress. However, it is critical…
  • Oct 17

    Rental History Useful for Rebuilding Credit

    Rental History Useful for Rebuilding Credit
    The average American’s FICO credit score hit an all-time high this past April, nosing in at 692. FICO scores range from 300 to 850. Although judgment of credit scores is often in the eye of the beholder, anything between 700 and 749 is…
  • Oct 16

    Filing Chapter 13 after a Chapter 13 Discharge

    Filing Chapter 13 after a Chapter 13 Discharge
    Chapter 13 cases last 3 to 5 years. A lot can happen in that time. In some cases, a debtor may need additional bankruptcy relief. This article will address some of the rules of filing a second Chapter 13 case after receiving a Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 1502

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Pediatricians Support Bill to Require Childproof Nicotine Refill

    Pediatricians Support Bill to Require Childproof Nicotine Refill
    The Hill reports that “a group of pediatricians and other health officials are calling for childproof packaging on liquid nicotine containers used to refill electronic cigarettes,” and have written to Florida Sen. Bill Nelson…
  • Oct 20

    FDA Warns Against Use of Laminated Surfaces During Medicine Preparation

    FDA Warns Against Use of Laminated Surfaces During Medicine Preparation
    Regulatory Focus reports the FDA’s recent warning to a Texas-based compounding pharmacy to “stop using laminated particleboard” in “aseptic processing areas” should serve as a warning to all pharmaceutical…
  • Oct 17

    Report: Cigarettes “More Addictive” Than Before

    Report: Cigarettes “More Addictive” Than Before
    ABC News reports on its website that a recent Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids report asserts that cigarettes have become “more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly,” over the past few decades. The report…
Rank this Week: 1471

Texas Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Texas Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

By William K. Berenson

http://www.texastruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Texas Tractor-Trailer Collision Shows Risks to Pedestrian Safety

    Texas Tractor-Trailer Collision Shows Risks to Pedestrian Safety
    KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News Truck Driver Hits Young Woman in Crosswalk22 year-old Kung Jin Oh was critically injured when a tractor-trailer hit her Wednesday night in Lynchburg.The pedestrian was crossing the road…
  • Oct 9

    Dallas Student Driver Crashes Semi Truck on I-45

    Dallas Student Driver Crashes Semi Truck on I-45
    Earlier last month, a semi-truck driver in training was involved in a serious truck accident on Interstate 45 when he lost control of the giant vehicle in the Wilmer-Hutchins area. According to a report by CBS DFW, the driver was operating…
  • Oct 2

    Wal-Mart's Attempt To Blame Tracy Morgan Despicable

    Wal-Mart's Attempt To Blame Tracy Morgan Despicable
    Corporation Tries to Shift Blame from its Sleep-Deprived Driver to Victims for Not Wearing Seat Belts In a shocking legal maneuver, Wal-Mart has accused Tracy Morgan and his dear friend James "Jimmy Mac" McNair of being at fault for the…
Rank this Week: 1098

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Oct 16

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.

    When uncontested divorce goes wrong. Really wrong.
    I have written numerous times in the past about uncontested divorce in Texas and the uncontested divorce services I offer clients in my Bedford law office. I have always made clear my opinion that it is possible for people to obtain an…
  • Oct 14

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?

    Can you be fired for playing fantasy football at work?
    You may remember a few years ago there was a big kerfuffle about a Fidelity Investments employee in the North Texas who was fired for allegedly discussing fantasy football at work under an anti-gambling policy. Arguments were had whether…
  • Oct 7

    Employer won’t pay your last paycheck?

    Employer won’t pay your last paycheck?
    I get a LOT of calls and emails to my Fort Worth area law office from people who have left their employer and the employer refuses to pay the former employee’s final paycheck. It’s inexcusable for employers to think that just…
Rank this Week: 1243

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

Covers traffic tickets, speeding ticket defense, moving and non-moving violations, local court information. By Coquat Law Firm.

http://www.trafficticketsa.com/Blog/
  • Oct 13

    San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket

    San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The Coquat Law Firm is getting ready to reveal a brand new website, but that doesn’t mean that we have forgotten about what really matters. Taking care of you San Antonio Texas Traffic Ticket…
  • Jun 2

    First Speeding Arrest

    First Speeding Arrest
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA The First Speeding Arrest in the United States happened just over one hundred and fifteen years ago. The History of the First Speeding Arrest. On May 20th, 1899 Jacob German received the dubious…
  • May 23

    School Bus Camera Ticket

    School Bus Camera Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA New School Bus Camera Tickets might start showing up in your mail box, if a new San Antonio ordinance is passed. What you need to know about new School Bus Camera Tickets. Our sister site Traffic…
Rank this Week: 1515

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Oct 10

    Zocalo Saltillo – Preparan Vigilia contra la Violencia Doméstica

    Zocalo Saltillo – Preparan Vigilia contra la Violencia Doméstica
    El personal de Quad Counties trabaja de cerca con la Oficina del Sheriff de Val Verde, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid y la Casa de la Cultura para organizar su evento anual de Vigilia en contra de la Violencia Doméstica. To read the entire…
  • Oct 10

    Valley Morning Star – Park Girl’s appeal prolonged

    Valley Morning Star – Park Girl’s appeal prolonged
    The appeal that JoLeigh Ares, who operated the La Feria-based mobile-home business as the Park Girl, filed with the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in March has been prolonged by numerous requests for extensions of time in which to file required…
  • Oct 8

    UT Law Magazine – Justice Center Names 2014-15 Public Service Scholar

    UT Law Magazine – Justice Center Names 2014-15 Public Service Scholar
    Four students have been selected to serve as Public Service Scholars with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for the 2014-15 academic year. The University of Texas School of Law awards scholarships each year to a group…
Rank this Week: 1396

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Sep 29

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX

    Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX
    The American Bar Association’s Judicial Division and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law will be hosting a seminar in Dallas, Texas from November 13-16, 2014.  The seminar will be co-hosted by the ABA’s…
  • Sep 10

    Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy

    Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy
    The Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section recently hosted an outstanding panel discussion with five judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have been attending appellate continuing legal educations presentations…
  • Aug 20

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list

    “The Best Lawyers in America” list
    I am honored that my peers have once again voted to include me in “The Best Lawyers in America” list.  
Rank this Week: 1417

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, DWI, and police misconduct. By Christian Souza.

http://www.dallascriminalappealslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1475

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Sep 12

    How to prevent the messy estate: the fight over pots and pan

    How to prevent the messy estate: the fight over pots and pan
    More and more, I have clients who come to me and simply ask for "help." The scenario usually is something like this:Scenario:Older (parent/relative) passes away. You and another (sibling/family member) are the sole beneficiaries of their…
  • Jul 23

    Estate tax Repeal Musing

    Estate tax Repeal Musing
    Relevant in 2011, but still funnyEvery couple years when the election cycles roll around, someone brings up the estate tax again. It is usually when we are not at war, arguing about when a fetus is viable, if universal healthcare is a good…
  • May 23

    All in the Family: Disputes between relative

    All in the Family: Disputes between relative
    "Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material."~F. Scott FitzgeraldBackground:In the Texas…
Rank this Week: 1534

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/
  • Sep 9

    Baylor Law Immigration Clinic offers free DACA assistance in Waco, Texa

    Baylor Law Immigration Clinic offers free DACA assistance in Waco, Texa
    FREE: DACA Immigration Clinic September 23, 25, and 30, 2014 & October 2, 2014 APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Baylor Law School will offer free assistance to immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and for those…
  • Jul 13

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa
    WACO, Texas - Immigrant activists from all over Texas gathered Saturday, July 12th to protest the detention of immigrants in the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) houses 250 detainees at…
  • Jul 10

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie
    August 2014 Visa Bulletin The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 was released yesterday. All of the family categories from Mexico EXCEPT 2A (spouses and children of LPRs) moved forward at least 2 weeks. The F2A category for Mexico remained at…
Rank this Week: 1142