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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
  • Aug 28

    Man Hospitalized in Taylor, Michigan After 18-Wheeler Accident

    Man Hospitalized in Taylor, Michigan After 18-Wheeler Accident
    Taylor, Michigan – A driver was critically injured on I-75 in Taylor after an accident involving a tractor-trailer truck on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. The driver of a Dodge Ram 3500 was heading north on I-75 in Taylor hauling multiple…
  • Aug 28

    Bradley Ogle Hospitalized in West Fargo, ND Drunk-Driving Accident

    Bradley Ogle Hospitalized in West Fargo, ND Drunk-Driving Accident
    West Fargo, ND – 24-year-old Bradley Ogle was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash in West Fargo on Friday, August 7th, 2015. The accident happened around 2:30 am. Ogle was driving a pickup truck hit the concrete road…
  • Aug 28

    Theodore Ochs Injured in Chestnut Ridge, NY Garbage Truck Accident

    Theodore Ochs Injured in Chestnut Ridge, NY Garbage Truck Accident
    Chestnut Ridge, NY – Theodore Ochs was injured after a garbage truck tipped over mangling his arm and injured three other in Chestnut ridge on Monday, August 24th, 2015. This happened around noon. Three workers were holding onto metal…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Aug 27

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL
    Gun ownership is on trial in Waco, so why aren't the NRA and all the open-carry advocates going nuts over what's happening in Waco regarding prosecutions from the the Twin Peaks biker massacre?In McLennan County, visiting Judge James Morgan…
  • Aug 23

    Overbuilt Texas county jails turned private prison boom into bust

    Overbuilt Texas county jails turned private prison boom into bust
    John MacCormack at the SA Express-News described in this morning's paper massive overbuilding at Texas county jails which has mostly gone unnoticed by the press and the public:In June 1995, Texas jails had 64,000 beds, and were operating at…
  • Aug 23

    Bad cops, bad puns, bad contracts, bad Democrats and other happy stories to cheer up your day

    Bad cops, bad puns, bad contracts, bad Democrats and other happy stories to cheer up your day
    Here are several items which merit readers' attention even if I don't have time to blog on the topics:If coverage in the Express-News is indicative, a community forum on civil rights and policing in San Antonio didn't at all focus on the…
Rank this Week: 112

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Aug 29

    The Great IVC Filter Personal Injury Fiasco

    The Great IVC Filter Personal Injury Fiasco
    As a Dallas personal injury attorney and Texas medical doctor, I am highlighting the risks associated with retrieval inferior vena cava filters. Every year, thousands of patients are implanted with a retrieval inferior vena cava filters (IVC)…
  • Aug 28

    Shocking Number of Metal on Metal Hip Implant Failure

    Shocking Number of Metal on Metal Hip Implant Failure
    The epidemic of premature metal on metal hip implant failure continues surge at an alarming rate. DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet Magnum & M2a, Smith and Nephew, Wright Conserve, Zimmer Durom cup and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, are…
  • Aug 25

    Xarelto and Pradaxa No Safer than Warfarin

    Xarelto and Pradaxa No Safer than Warfarin
    According to recent research, the new blood thinners Xarelto and Pradaxa are no safer than warfarin when it comes to bleeding and complications like heart attacks and strokes. Researchers found no difference in the risk of bleeding events or…
Rank this Week: 196

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: 238

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/
  • Aug 28

    Member benefits – insurance

    Member benefits – insurance
    As summer comes to an end, it's a great time to evaluate your current insurance coverage and consider your protection options. Your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program has lots of convenient options and deals to help you find the right…
  • Aug 27

    Tips for Lawyers Who Want Good Result

    Tips for Lawyers Who Want Good Result
    I recently retired as the Isidor Loeb Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, which inspired me to write My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers. Some of the guidance in that article is…
  • Aug 19

    Mexican-American Bar Association hosts 10th annual scholarship dinner

    Mexican-American Bar Association hosts 10th annual scholarship dinner
    The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation will host its 10th annual scholarship dinner Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Houston. The dinner will honor members of the community who exemplify the ideals of the…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 256

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/
  • Aug 28

    Grandmother's SUV Totalled by Wal-Mart, Initial Settlement Offered at $3,200

    Grandmother's SUV Totalled by Wal-Mart, Initial Settlement Offered at $3,200
      photo credit Roberta Slayton   AUGUST 2015 - A Midlothian, Texas grandmother took her Ford Expedition to Wal-Mart for a routine oil change. Roberta Slayton's car had 173,000 miles on the odometer and was in good, solid condition.…
  • Aug 27

    Teen Dies After 3 months of Xarelto Use

    Teen Dies After 3 months of Xarelto Use
      MISSION HILLS, CA - Sean David Pulskamp died tragically after taking Xarelto for three months. The cause of death was listed as cardiopulmonary arrest, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Mr. Pulskamp…
  • Aug 26

    Fears | Nachawati Sponsors Feed My Starving Children Event

    Fears | Nachawati Sponsors Feed My Starving Children Event
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm proudly sponsored Feed My Starving Children’s volunteering event this past weekend at the Parish Episcopal School in Dallas. Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization committed to…
Rank this Week: 297

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: 323

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 408

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 411

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Friday Fun -- Amusing Courtroom Questions And Answer

    Friday Fun -- Amusing Courtroom Questions And Answer
    Mr. Smith, how old is your son? Thirty-eight. How long has he lived with you? Forty-five years. Is your appearance this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? No, this is how I dress when I go to work. You…
  • Aug 27

    What Should You Do If You Are Hit By An Uninsured Driver?

    What Should You Do If You Are Hit By An Uninsured Driver?
    Finding Solutions for Texans Injured by Irresponsible Drivers At my trial lawyers luncheon yesterday, we learned some useful tips on how to win uninsured/underinsured motorists cases in the courtroom. Often here in Texas, our clients are…
  • Aug 26

    How to Help Keep Our School Children Safe in Dallas - Fort Worth

    How to Help Keep Our School Children Safe in Dallas - Fort Worth
    School started this week for most kids in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I again saw a lot walking to school and being dropped off this morning as I ran before work. It is mandatory that we all slow down and pay attention to the road and talk to…
Rank this Week: 449

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/
  • Aug 28

    AG Paxton Seeks to Cancel Hearing in U.S. District Court

    AG Paxton Seeks to Cancel Hearing in U.S. District Court
    Now, Attorney General Paxton wants to cancel the hearing in front of Judge Garcia in U.S. District Court. Judge Garcia ordered Ken Paxton and Kirk Cole, the interim head of the Texas Department of Health, to explain why they chose to violate…
  • Aug 27

    Fourth Court Finds UIW Police is not a Governmental Unit

    Fourth Court Finds UIW Police is not a Governmental Unit
    Well, it is hardly a surprise. The Fourth Court of Appeals has affirmed the district court and found that the University of the Incarnate Word Police Department is not an “arm of the state.” It is not a government. I previously…
  • Aug 25

    800 Years of the Magna Carta

    800 Years of the Magna Carta
    I am a lawyer. I did attend law school, and in undergraduate school, I studied history. Yet, When folks say the Magna Carta inspired our Declaration of Independence, I understand that only vaguely. Well, fortunately Prof. Johnson at St.…
Rank this Week: 470

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/
  • Aug 27

    Beware of UBS Puerto Rico Sending Out Settlement Offer

    Beware of UBS Puerto Rico Sending Out Settlement Offer
    UBS Puerto Rico clients have reported over the last few days the receipt of unsolicited settlement offers from UBS Puerto Rico for losses in customer accounts. The letters, which appear to be dated August 20, 2015 and are from Roberto…
  • Aug 26

    SEC Says Broker-Dealers Need to Do a Better Job of Monitoring High Risk Product

    SEC Says Broker-Dealers Need to Do a Better Job of Monitoring High Risk Product
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has put out an alert warning brokerage firms that they need to better monitor the sale of high risk complex investments to retail investors. The regulator said that its analysis of 26,600 transactions of…
  • Aug 25

    Puerto Rico Delays $750M Bond Sale

    Puerto Rico Delays $750M Bond Sale
    According to The New York Times, Puerto Rico is again delaying a recent proposed bond issuance latest decision to stall the bond sale, this time because of trouble in the global markets. However, said the newspaper, the island’s…
Rank this Week: 462

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 31

    Sabbatical

    Sabbatical
    Other than holidays and brief vacations, I have not taken a break from this blog in over a decade. It's time. This blog is going on summer vacation. Have a great summer.
  • May 28

    The Underbelly Of The Mt. Holly Settlement

    The Underbelly Of The Mt. Holly Settlement
    The settlement of the Mt. Holly disparate impact case before it could be decided by the US Supreme Court were suspicious. At the time, it was thought by many that the US Justice Department had helped to engineer that settlement...
  • May 25

    Releash The Hound

    Releash The Hound
    Calling the CFPB a "rogue agency," Georgia Senator David Perdue introduced a bill in the Senate last week to bring the rogue to heel. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015 is a companion bill to one…
Rank this Week: 474

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

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

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

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

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

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 435

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: 445

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: 480

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/
  • Aug 28

    Recall Issued for Stryker Orthopedic Implant

    Recall Issued for Stryker Orthopedic Implant
    Stryker has announced a nationwide recall for nearly 17,000 orthopedic implants after noting the units can sustain damage during shipment.
  • Aug 28

    Jeep Defect Linked to 5 Crashes, 3 Injurie

    Jeep Defect Linked to 5 Crashes, 3 Injurie
    Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall for 408,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees in response to reports that the SUVs can roll away after being put in park.
  • Aug 28

    Allergan Recall Triggered by User Complaint

    Allergan Recall Triggered by User Complaint
    A series of complaints by consumers have prompted Allergan to issue a recall for several eye products. So far, 23 complaints have reached the FDA.
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Aug 29

    Life Insurance - Homicide

    Life Insurance - Homicide
    Life Insurance attorneys will eventually have a case where the benefits of a life insurance policy are being denied for the stated reason that the beneficiary of the life insurance policy willfully brought about the death of the insured.…
  • Aug 27

    ERISA And Life Insurance And Accidental Death Coverage

    ERISA And Life Insurance And Accidental Death Coverage
    Fort Worth lawyers who handle ERISA claims will need to read this opinion out of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. It is styled, Sandra James v. Life Insurance Company of North America and...
  • Aug 25

    Exclusions In Policy - How To Interpret

    Exclusions In Policy - How To Interpret
    Duncanville insurance lawyers have to be able to read an insurance policy and understand how the courts will interpret the language found in the policy. The Amarillo Court of Appeals issued an opinion in July of 2015, that deals with...
Rank this Week: 679

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: 603

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 698

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/
  • Aug 17

    Custody by jury – ONLY in Texa

    Custody by jury – ONLY in Texa
    Many things make Texas unique. But one thing stands out for family law attorneys and litigants – the right to have a jury decide custody of your children. Texas is the ONLY state in the US to allow custody jury trials. Eleven states…
  • Aug 14

    Custody Orders — Planning for the Future

    Custody Orders — Planning for the Future
    Children grow and change over time, as do parents. People not only get older, but change jobs, remarry, divorce, sell houses, buy houses, have problems, and successes. Change is inevitable…. right? But, how does change effect children…
  • Jul 21

    Texas divorce case law update: grounds for divorce must be proven

    Texas divorce case law update: grounds for divorce must be proven
    This case law update focuses on Alvarez v. Alvarez, an April 2015 case out of the San Antonio Court of Appeals. Husband filed for divorce on the no-fault grounds of insupportability. Wife answered but failed to appear at the final trial…
Rank this Week: 633

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/
  • Aug 6

    Baylor Law School receives 2015 ABA pro bono award

    Baylor Law School receives 2015 ABA pro bono award
    The Baylor Law School received one of five 2015 Pro Bono Publico Awards from the American Bar Association last week. The Pro Bono Publico Awards program seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers and small and large law firms, government…
  • Aug 4

    US immigration detention policies incompatible with basic principles of justice

    US immigration detention policies incompatible with basic principles of justice
    ABA Journal by Lorelei Laird At an ABA Annual Meeting panel on Friday, speakers had strong criticisms of the federal government’s detention policies for immigrant mothers with children. “The government’s family detention policies of…
  • Jun 1

    In-state tuition for undocumented still the law in Texa

    In-state tuition for undocumented still the law in Texa
    Attempts to change Texas Education Code §543.052 to exclude persons "not authorized under federal statute to be present in the United States" from being considered as Texas residents eligible to pay in-state tuition were not…
Rank this Week: 671

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: 701

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: 703

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/
  • Aug 26

    Patent Rights panel at Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit - 2015

    Patent Rights panel at Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit - 2015
    I am headed out the door for Austin to participate in the Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit tomorrow morning at the Hyatt Regency on lovely Town Lake. The program is hosted by the Texas Patent Assistance Program,…
  • Aug 25

    Tyler Jury Returns Noninfringement Verdict

    Tyler Jury Returns Noninfringement Verdict
    A Tyler jury in Judge Trey Schroeder's court returned a verdict in favor of defendants in a patent trial on Friday. The jury in EVM Systems, LLC v. Rex Medical, L.P. et al, 6:13cv184 found that defendants Rex Medical LP...
  • Aug 20

    Advanced Civil Trials - emerging theme

    Advanced Civil Trials - emerging theme
    It's early on Day 2 of the three day ACT seminar in Dallas but two themes are emerging. First, attorneys need to think about things "early in the case." I say that all the time about the court's charge, but...
Rank this Week: 891

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Aug 26

    District Attorneys Keep Doing Bad Things: More Texas Prosecutorial Misconduct Storie

    District Attorneys Keep Doing Bad Things: More Texas Prosecutorial Misconduct Storie
    The problem of prosecutors doing bad things like hiding evidence and introducing unreliable (or false) testimony isn’t getting better.  Recently, the Daily Beast published an expose on prosecutorial misconduct in the United States,…
  • Aug 19

    Bite Mark Evidence Isn’t Reliable But It’s Still Used Against Defendants in Texa

    Bite Mark Evidence Isn’t Reliable But It’s Still Used Against Defendants in Texa
    Lots of criminal defense attorneys have their fingers crossed here in Texas, hoping that sooner rather than later everyone is going to acknowledge and understand that bite mark evidence isn’t worthy of respect much less use in a…
  • Aug 13

    Sex Crimes In Texas: How Soon Do You Need to Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    Sex Crimes In Texas: How Soon Do You Need to Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
    Sex crimes are a particular kind of criminal defense case; things can become complicated very quickly in these matters. For years, I have devoted part of my Dallas law practice to defending individuals who are being investigated or have been…
Rank this Week: 826

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

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

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 731

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

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

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 861

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/blog/
  • May 29

    Safety Tips For Driving Around 18-Wheeler

    Safety Tips For Driving Around 18-Wheeler
    18-wheeler trucks are gigantic, high-speed vehicles. Given that the typical 18-wheeler has a wheel-to-wheel base of about 250 feet wide, these zooming mammoths can easily dominate the roadways and driving lanes. The command of the roadways…
  • May 12

    Surprising Sumertime Injurie

    Surprising Sumertime Injurie
    The pleasant weather and summer are here again! Summertime evokes thoughts of enjoyable days spent out of doors, diving into swimming pools, and picnics of BBQ and corn on the cob. For most people, summertime is their most favorite time…
  • May 3

    Giving Birth to Multiples Increases Risks of Complication

    Giving Birth to Multiples Increases Risks of Complication
    As reported by Fox News recently, a Houston area woman gave birth to the only set of all female quintuplets in the United States.  Born at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, the five little girls arrived on April 8th…The post…
Rank this Week: 876

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…
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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: 914

AdvoKAYte

AdvoKAYte

Covers dangerous drugs and prescription drug diversion. By Van Wey Law, P.L.L.C.

http://www.advokayte.com/
  • Aug 27

    New Texas Law to Prevent Children From Being Left in Hot Car

    New Texas Law to Prevent Children From Being Left in Hot Car
    This summer three kids in Texas alone have passed away after being left in a hot car. This is more than any other state and lawmakers are, thankfully, working on changing that. It is a matter of minutes in the Texas heat for the inside of…
  • Aug 18

    Options to Deter Teens from Using Handheld Devices While Driving

    Options to Deter Teens from Using Handheld Devices While Driving
    The temptation to interact with our electronic devices while driving is almost too much to resist, especially for teens. Many experts believe that this problem caused by technological advances can be solved with technological solutions.…
  • Aug 9

    10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
    Medical experts suggest 10 questions to ask when deciding which doctor to choose. When we hear how carefully we should research our health care providers we choose, it’s not a surprise. It’s well known that medical and…
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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/
  • Aug 27

    Billy Asemani Denied IFP Status By Circuit Judge

    Billy Asemani Denied IFP Status By Circuit Judge
    Billy Asemani, an immigrant currently serving a thirty-year sentence in the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Maryland, filed a mandamus petition for a hearing to review the denial of his request for naturalization by the United…
  • Aug 24

    Immigration Judge Grants Wisam Yousif Withholding of Removal

    Immigration Judge Grants Wisam Yousif Withholding of Removal
    Wisam Yousif is an immigrant from Iraq who in 2007 applied for withholding of removal and asylum in the United States. Withholding of removal is granted as relief from likely persecution in the applicant’s home country due to race,…
  • Aug 20

    Eigth Circuit Court Rules Against Figueroa-Alvarez in Immigration Case

    Eigth Circuit Court Rules Against Figueroa-Alvarez in Immigration Case
    In an immigration dispute between the United States and Leopoldo Figueroa-Alvarez, the migrant from Mexico has pleaded guilty to re-entering the country illegally after being deported. Under US Code: Title 8 (Aliens and Nationality),…
Rank this Week: 968

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
  • Aug 25

    Texas History – Do You Know If the Falls in Wichita Falls are Real?

    Texas History – Do You Know If the Falls in Wichita Falls are Real?
    A flood in 1886 destroyed the original falls on the Wichita River for which the city is named. After nearly 100 years of visitors wanting to visit the non-existent falls, the city built an artificial waterfall beside the river in Lucy Park.…
  • Aug 24

    Should I Execute a Durable Power of Attorney?

    Should I Execute a Durable Power of Attorney?
    You are likely familiar with the concept of a power of attorney. You may even have executed one at some point in your life without giving it much thought. A power of attorney can be a very useful, and flexible, addition to an estate plan;…
Rank this Week: 1143

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/
  • Aug 26

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra

    Job posting: Director of Academic Success Program at Hofstra
    Maurice A. Deane School of Law Director of the Academic Success Program The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applicants for the position of Director of the Academic Success Program. The Academic Success Program…
  • Aug 25

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference

    Call for Proposals: LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conference
    Twelve law schools across the country are hosting LWI One-Day Legal Writing Conferences on one of the first two weekends in December. The Conferences are hosted by schools in every region of the country. They are great opportunities for…
  • Aug 24

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part II: YOU BELONG. BE YOURSELF. HAVE FUN.

    How to Succeed in Law School, Part II: YOU BELONG. BE YOURSELF. HAVE FUN.
    Last week was the first installment on how to succeed in law school, advice from students. Here is the second: You Belong. Be Yourself. Have Fun. First off: Congratulations. Deciding to pursue law school is difficult; getting accepted even…
Rank this Week: 1219

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
  • Aug 26

    Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning

    Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning
    What happens if I die without a will in Texas? If you die intestate (without a valid will), the Texas statutes will determine how your property will be divided. In other your property will be distributed in a manner set by the Texas statutes,…
  • Aug 7

    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed

    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed
    Effective September 1, 2015, Texas will join the growing number of states that allow owners of real estate to transfer property to their heirs outside the probate process using a Transfer on Death Deed. The deed works like a beneficiary…
  • Jul 29

    The Complexity of Estate Planning in Blended Familie

    The Complexity of Estate Planning in Blended Familie
    According to a Pew Research Study, more than 4 in 10 Americans are part of a blended family.  And while 7 in 10 are satisfied with their step-family relationships, the study revealed that people typically feel a stronger sense of…
Rank this Week: 979

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Innovation Tournaments: what are they and what can it mean for your library or organization as a whole?

    Innovation Tournaments: what are they and what can it mean for your library or organization as a whole?
    by Corrine VogelI’m so grateful to DALL to have been able to attend this year’s Annual Meeting with the financial assistance of a DALL grant. As part of that experience, I had the opportunity to go to the Private Law Librarians…
  • Jul 31

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide
    Things are changing in the patent world. The USPTO has issued new guidelines for patent eligibility to address public comments about the following six major themes: requests for additional examples, particularly for claims directed to…
  • Nov 25

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
Rank this Week: 957

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

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

    Being Creative with Child Support

    Being Creative with Child Support
    Using the Collaborative Law process, we feel impelled to be creative with solutions, even where there are standard guidelines in the Texas Family Code for such things as how to set child support. In most litigation cases, the child support…
  • Jun 1

    Dealing with a Spouse Coming Out

    Dealing with a Spouse Coming Out
    While it is still fairly uncommon, we are starting to see more situations where a couple has been married a long time and "suddenly" one spouse tells the other that he/she is gay. That will generally end a marriage.The spouse coming out has…
  • May 1

    It's Not a 50-50 World!

    It's Not a 50-50 World!
    While many people expect property and debts to be divided 50-50 on divorce, that rarely happens.  There are several reasons for that. First, Texas law does not mandate, or even suggest, an equal division.  Texas law requires…
Rank this Week: 1255

Parker McDonald Law

Parker McDonald Law

Covers personal injury, eminent domain, wrongful domain, and business litigation.

http://www.parkermcdonaldlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    First Two Pennsylvania Royalty Lawsuits Set For Trial Against Chesapeake

    First Two Pennsylvania Royalty Lawsuits Set For Trial Against Chesapeake
    FORT WORTH, Texas – Pennsylvania royalty owners received welcome news this week when they learned two lawsuits filed against Chesapeake Energy by the McDonald Law Firm have been set for trial next year in Dallas. State District Judge…
  • Jul 14

    Ten Back-To-Back Royalty Trials Set Against Chesapeake

    Ten Back-To-Back Royalty Trials Set Against Chesapeake
    FORT WORTH – Chesapeake Energy is facing 10 back-to-back civil trials next year in Tarrant and Johnson Counties, stemming from lawsuits filed by the McDonald Law Firm on behalf of North Texas royalty owners. This week, State District…
  • Jun 12

    Trial Date Set for Tarrant County Royalty Suit Against Chesapeake

    Trial Date Set for Tarrant County Royalty Suit Against Chesapeake
    FORT WORTH – The first of hundreds of North Texas royalty lawsuits filed against Chesapeake Energy by the McDonald Law Firm has been set for trial early next year in Tarrant County. State District Judge Dana Womack set the trial for…
Rank this Week: 1293

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1067

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/
  • Jul 1

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?
    Now that gays are guaranteed the right to marry and protected by the US Constitution, would it be illegal for a county clerk to refuse to offer a gay couple a marriage license? Has Ken Paxton (our admitted felon AG) opened up county clerks…
  • Jun 22

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold
    Oh the Blue Warrant, the enemy of all those who are on paper. A blue warrant is what we call a warrant issued for a parole violation. Allegedly, they used to be on blue paper, hence the name. Abbott’s magic pen recently signed SB790, so…
  • Jun 10

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test
    You’d think we were all watching different videos given the reaction to the McKinney pool party videos. Conservatives and authoritarians lining up to defend Casebolt against the THUGS (which feels like a substitute for a racial slur)…
Rank this Week: 973

ADR Law Texas

ADR Law Texas

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

http://texas-arbitration-case-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1179

Immigration Law Blog

Immigration Law Blog

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

http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/category/immigration-law/
  • Nov 19

    Obama poised to announce go-it-alone plan on immigration Thursday

    Obama poised to announce go-it-alone plan on immigration Thursday
      U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the end of the G20 summit in Brisbane November 16, 2014. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set on Thursday to outline a controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration…
  • Nov 19

    Obama Immigration Order Said to Include Parents of Citizen

    Obama Immigration Order Said to Include Parents of Citizen
    His executive action could be announced in a television speech Thursday night, according to a person familiar with the planning. Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama plans to issue as soon as tomorrow a reprieve for…
  • Nov 6

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