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Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit may rule in Louisiana case by end of year

    Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit may rule in Louisiana case by end of year
    At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: "Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas?" She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of…
  • Aug 26

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee
    More detail on Montgomery County commissioners clowning around on jail overcrowding instead of confronting its causes, mainly excessive pretrial detention, head on. Grits had discussed the situation here, then the Houston Press' Hair Balls…
  • Aug 25

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief
    Via Mark Bennett, here's Texas Gov. Rick Perry's pretrial writ of habeas corpus (pdf) asking a district judge (and ultimately the Court of Criminal Appeals) to bar his prosecution for abuse of power in the Travis County Public Integrity Unit…
Rank this Week: 61

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
Rank this Week: 66

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: 102

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 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…
  • Aug 19

    OSHA Penalizes Company Almost a Million Dollars For Retaliating Against Employee

    OSHA Penalizes Company Almost a Million Dollars For Retaliating Against Employee
    Yesterday, on August 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalized Asphalt Specialists for retaliating against three of their workers. The company, which is based in Michigan, fired the employees after they refused to…
  • Aug 15

    Repeat Drunk Driver Tyler White Thompson Kills Justin Romo in Pomona, California

    Repeat Drunk Driver Tyler White Thompson Kills Justin Romo in Pomona, California
    Last weekend, a drunk driver in Pomona, California killed an innocent man in a wrong-way crash. The accident occurred after 3a.m. on Saturday morning on the 210 Freeway. Tyler White Thompson, age 24, swerved into the wrong lane and crashed…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 181

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 25

    Party Bus Company Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Party Bus Company Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Some bus companies are still underinsured or not insured at all. Federal law says that all bus companies have to be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration and carry a DOT number if they are transporting passengers…
  • Aug 12

    New York Xarelto Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit

    New York Xarelto Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit
    A Texas woman is the latest to sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies, claiming that the anticoagulant Xarelto has inadequate warnings about the bleeding risk associated with the drug. Jeanne Jeffcoat filed the lawsuit…
  • Aug 12

    Actos Bladder Cancer Questions and Answer

    Actos Bladder Cancer Questions and Answer
    There are several thousand lawsuits filed by folks both in state and federal courts by patients who took the prescription drug pioglitazone, sold as brand name Actos and later developed bladder cancer. Doctors prescribe Actos to treat…
Rank this Week: 211

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 27

    Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied

    Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied
    Charge Lion v. Linear Technology Corp., 6:12cv769 (8/25/14) Judge: John Love Holding: Motion to Declare Case Exceptional and for Attorneys Fees Denied Following on the heels of Judge Dyk's recent opinion on a request to declare a case…
  • Aug 27

    Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted

    Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted
    Todd v. Grayson County, Texas, 4:13cv574 (8/20/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted This is a Texas tort claims act case against Grayson County (now there's a good name for a...
  • Aug 27

    Unopposed Motion to Dismiss Granted

    Unopposed Motion to Dismiss Granted
    Olivares v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 4:14cv248 (8/21/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Motion to Dismiss GRANTED Well, this one was easy. Defendant filed a motion to dismiss under Twiqbal. Plaintiff didn't respond. Case…
Rank this Week: 230

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: 254

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: 261

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 27

    EpiPen to be Required in Michigan School

    EpiPen to be Required in Michigan School
    A new law being enacted in Michigan will require all schools to stock epinephrine and have staff trained in the use of epinephrine auto-injectors, EpiPens.
  • Aug 27

    Pedestrian Dies After Hit-And-Run Accident

    Pedestrian Dies After Hit-And-Run Accident
    A man died Monday night after being struck by an 18-wheeler on Loop 410 in San Antonio. The trucker driver fled the scene.
  • Aug 27

    Car Crash Kills Three in Kerrville

    Car Crash Kills Three in Kerrville
    Three people, including one child, were killed in a head-on collision in Kerrville, Texas on Sunday evening. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Rank this Week: 289

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Summary of Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution (Part II)

    Summary of Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution (Part II)
    In Part II of Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution, Professor Stipanowich discusses which of the dispute resolution methods from the end of the twentieth century are still used today and describes the…
  • Aug 25

    Summary of Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution (Part I)

    Summary of Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution (Part I)
    Professor Stipanowich has recently completed another article for The Construction Lawyer titled Managing Construction Conflict: Unfinished Revolution, Continuing Evolution which discusses the evolution of different dispute resolution methods…
  • Aug 23

    Arbitrability Decisions Before, During, and After Arbitration

    Arbitrability Decisions Before, During, and After Arbitration
    John James Barcelo III, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law and Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director, Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program at Cornell University Law School, has authored…
Rank this Week: 300

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    The Picayune – Spicewood Community Library offering free monthly legal clinic

    The Picayune – Spicewood Community Library offering free monthly legal clinic
    Sometimes, you just don’t know where to turn when faced legal issues. But Spicewood residents can find a little direction at their local library thanks to the innovative Lawyer in the Library program. Read more:…
  • Aug 20

    Ahora Si – Protégete conociendo tus derechos laborale

    Ahora Si – Protégete conociendo tus derechos laborale
    Visto desde un punto de vista, la situación laboral en el estado de Texas podría ser considerada como una de las mejores en la nación. To read the entire article, click here.
  • Aug 18

    El Diario – Enfrentan ‘pizcadores’ de chile jornadas mal pagada

    El Diario – Enfrentan ‘pizcadores’ de chile jornadas mal pagada
    Como cada año, la temporada de cosecha del chile significa una importante derrama económica para la región sur de Nuevo México. Sin embargo, para los trabajadores del campo la situación ha cambiado poco. To…
Rank this Week: 349

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
  • Aug 21

    Indicted Governor Still Haunted by Wrongful Execution and Political Cover-up

    Indicted Governor Still Haunted by Wrongful Execution and Political Cover-up
    Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas on February 17, 2004. He was the seventh person put to death that year in the state, and the 320th… read more →
  • Aug 20

    Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment Focuses on Dirty Politic

    Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment Focuses on Dirty Politic
    On August 15, 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on felony counts of coercion and official oppression. After the immediate hoopla settled, the serious inquiry began focusing on the… read more →
  • Aug 17

    Pentagon Pipeline Turning American Streets into Militarized War Zone

    Pentagon Pipeline Turning American Streets into Militarized War Zone
    The recent confrontations between the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department and the city’s African-American community have served at least one purpose: it has shown the entire nation that too many police… read more →
Rank this Week: 372

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: 371

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 389

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: 385

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: 423

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 27

    Rejection by the EEOC Means Nothing

    Rejection by the EEOC Means Nothing
    The EEOC received some 93,727 charges of discrimination last year. Locally, each EEOC investigator carries a case load of 75-95 cases per year. Those numbers indicate very little time is devoted to actual investigation. The open secret is…
  • Aug 26

    San Antonio Lawyer Sought Death of Former Office Manager

    San Antonio Lawyer Sought Death of Former Office Manager
    Yes, these things really do happen. I just uttered those words a few days ago and then come this story about a local lawyer who asked a client to kill his former office manager. Paul Andrews, a San Antonio lawyer, wanted to kill his former…
  • Aug 22

    Judge Dismisses Texas Lawsuit Against EEOC

    Judge Dismisses Texas Lawsuit Against EEOC
    In 2012, the EEOC issued guidance to employers regarding criminal background checks. Criminal background checks can have a disproportionate impact on minorities. The EEOC's goal was to help employers avoid a blanket rule prohibiting hiring…
Rank this Week: 454

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 26

    Insurance Attorneys - Here's One For You

    Insurance Attorneys - Here's One For You
    Tarrant County insurance lawyers who keep up with what is going on in the world of insurance coverages will find an article published by BloombergBusinessweek in July to be entertaining. The title of the article is, "Even Pot Dealers…
  • Aug 24

    Insurance For Granny Scooters?

    Insurance For Granny Scooters?
    Irving insurance attorneys as well as all lawyers in the Dallas - Fort Worth area need to be aware of the changes in law related to insurance issues. BloombergBusinessWeek published an article in July that is interesting. The title of...
  • Aug 23

    Health Insurance Claim Denied

    Health Insurance Claim Denied
    Irving insurance lawyers who deal with health insurance policies already know what was talked about in a recent article. The article is from FoxBusiness. Here is what the article tells us. Few things are scarier than racking up medical…
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Sep 15

    Scholarship luncheon to benefit Hispanic law student

    Scholarship luncheon to benefit Hispanic law student
    The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Houston for its annual scholarship luncheon, which provides financial support to six law students who best exemplify…
  • Aug 22

    Stories of Recovery: Solving the problem of me

    Stories of Recovery: Solving the problem of me
    “Lately it occurs to me — What a long strange trip it’s been.” — The Grateful Dead Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in our Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program "Stories of Recovery" series,…
  • Aug 20

    Hispanic Issues Section celebrates 35th year

    Hispanic Issues Section celebrates 35th year
    Now in its 35th year, the Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas has been active addressing statewide matters, such as helping to create a bar association coalition to address the unaccompanied minors situation. The coalition is at…
Rank this Week: 528

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Aug 27

    Marijuana Tourism and Texas: The Lesson of Jacob Lavoro

    Marijuana Tourism and Texas: The Lesson of Jacob Lavoro
    As marijuana product lines flourish and recreational marijuana is legalized in nearby Colorado, what does it mean to Dallas? Serious charges in you’re caught with pot in any form: Texas law has not changed. Today, nineteen year old…
  • Aug 20

    The Mike Brown Law: Will Police Be Required to Wear Body Cameras?

    The Mike Brown Law: Will Police Be Required to Wear Body Cameras?
    As the events in Ferguson, Missouri, continue to unfold, a proposed new law is being advanced for all law enforcement in this country, the “Mike Brown Law.” It would require all police officers to wear a camera as part of their…
  • Aug 13

    Prosecutorial Misconduct in Texas: Continuing Injustice

    Prosecutorial Misconduct in Texas: Continuing Injustice
    For criminal defense lawyers in Texas, the idea that prosecutors are human and sometimes do very bad things isn’t news. It’s something to be monitored during every case and almost every day you ask yourself the question: is the…
Rank this Week: 551

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

Covers aircraft taxation, franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, school finance litigation and tax reform. By Alan E. Sherman.

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 550

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: 571

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: 562

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 10

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can
    NPR News by John Burnett (Austin) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings. The class-action…
Rank this Week: 589

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/
  • Aug 27

    Can you keep this off my record?

    Can you keep this off my record?
    So you have been arrested and you are worried about how this will affect “your record”? Well, you should be. In Texas, convictions last forever. And by forever, I mean it’s on your record until you get a pardon but in Texas…
  • Aug 3

    (Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas, Don’t Be a Victim

    (Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas, Don’t Be a Victim
    In Texas our pro conviction appellate courts have blessed the practice of law enforcement profiling drivers and investigating routine traffic stops as drug trafficking.  This practice involves an officer deciding that you are a drug…
  • Jul 30

    Rockwall Municipal Court

    Rockwall Municipal Court
    As you should be aware Guest and Gray’s criminal defense team has an office in Rockwall now. We don’t handle a lot of ticket level offenses, but I spent an hour in the Rockwall Municipal Court this afternoon and thought I’d…
Rank this Week: 702

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: 678

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: 719

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: 714

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 27

    Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso

    Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso
    Job Description Valparaiso University Law School invites applicants for the position of Academic Success Counselor. Valparaiso University Law School is located in northwest Indiana and is part of a residential community with excellent public…
  • Aug 26

    Tutor

    Tutor
    Tutors are important members of the ASP team. Anecdotally, I know that law students often will seek advice from a classmate before they will come to an “official” in administration. This is true for academic coaching as well. •…
  • Aug 25

    Get Organized -- from the beginning

    Get Organized -- from the beginning
    When you start anything new – it is good to get organized. Starting school off right is beneficial – whether you are the teacher or the student. Law students should identify a study spot and equip it with space for...
Rank this Week: 780

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 9

    Biscayne Bay Boat Accident Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak

    Biscayne Bay Boat Accident Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak
    Our law firm has been retained by a deckhand who was injured while working aboard a recreational boat on Biscayne Bay. Court papers allege our client was cleaning up after a party when the owner of the boat collided with a piling located…
Rank this Week: 762

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/
  • Aug 24

    A Good Man(trap) Ain't Hard To Find

    A Good Man(trap) Ain't Hard To Find
    Back in 2006, we discussed the problems that one bank had when it installed what was then a relatively new technology called a "mantrap" in a branch located in a predominantly black neighborhood. Activists found the entire idea of…
  • Aug 19

    De Novo Territory Still A Wasteland

    De Novo Territory Still A Wasteland
    *The collateral damage caused by a non-existent condition that actually exists--the oft-denied FDIC mortorium on de novo bank approvals--includes bank M&A activity. According to the American Banker's Robert Barba and industry participants…
  • Aug 17

    HMDA Data Drill-Down

    HMDA Data Drill-Down
    Attorney Warren Traiger thinks that the proposed CFPB changes to HMDA will be "a fair lending game changer" (paid subscription required). Information that is currently proprietary, like applicants' credit scores and debt-to-income…
Rank this Week: 770

AdvoKAYte

AdvoKAYte

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

http://www.advokayte.com/
  • Aug 5

    The Role Big Pharma Plays in the Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic

    The Role Big Pharma Plays in the Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic
    Article #2 in the Series: Solving the Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic  More and more people seem to be waking up to the huge epidemic of prescription drug overdoses and deaths, as they should. Overdoses are taking more lives…
  • Aug 4

    School Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury: What You Should Know

    School Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury: What You Should Know
    Most parents who have children and young teens that are involved in high schools sports are pleased to know that their kids are learning important, life-long skills.  Sportsmanship, the ability to work with others, and the respect for…
  • Jul 18

    Painkiller Overdoses Affecting More Women than Men

    Painkiller Overdoses Affecting More Women than Men
    The United States consumes over 90% of the world’s supply of prescription painkillers. But Why? Does the U.S. account for over 90% of the pain in the world? The answers to why the U.S. is in the grips of a national pain killer addiction…
Rank this Week: 789

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
  • Aug 27

    Nurse fired for not praying the Rosary with patient and loses religious discrimination suit

    Nurse fired for not praying the Rosary with patient and loses religious discrimination suit
    That’s right. The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided in Nobach v. Woodland Village Nursing Center, Inc. that a Jehovah’s Witness who refused to pray the Rosary with a Catholic patient and was fired for her…
  • Aug 25

    Planning for a QDRO in your divorce

    Planning for a QDRO in your divorce
    During the asset division in a Texas divorce, an employer-sponsored retirement plan may be subject to the property division. Texas follows the community property rules, which distinguishes between property acquired during the marriage as…
  • Aug 21

    Frequent urinarion at work and disability discrimination

    Frequent urinarion at work and disability discrimination
    Frequent urination can be caused by a number of medical conditions and the frequent restroom breaks at work can cause problems with the employer who wants the employee to be at his or her work station during the work day. In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 991

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Aug 22

    Weighing in – 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords. What, Me Worry About CyberSecurity?

    Weighing in – 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords. What, Me Worry About CyberSecurity?
    Last month one of our lead articles was Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned. Last week the New York Times published an article reporting that at least 1.2 billion usernames and passwords were hacked by a Russian cybercrime group by…
  • Aug 19

    “Affluenza” Follow-Up

    “Affluenza” Follow-Up
    For those of you who took an interest in our Affluenza article from June, you may be interested to know that there are developments in the real-life story. Frederick Couch, the father of “affluenza” defendant Ethan Couch, was…
  • Jul 24

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned
    When Wei Wong, owner of Sushi Mushi, a popular Japanese food bistro in Texas, installed a phone add-on to take credit and debit card payments straight from his employees’ phones, his revenues skyrocketed. Yesterday the Feds told…
Rank this Week: 927

The Jefferson Court Blog

The Jefferson Court Blog

Covers the Texas Supreme Court. By Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Miño.

http://texas-opinions.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 852

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Court Reluctantly Upholds Designation of Critial Habitat for Frog

    Court Reluctantly Upholds Designation of Critial Habitat for Frog
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana upheld the designation of approximately 1,544 acres of privately-owned timber land located in Louisiana as critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog (Rana…
  • Aug 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Missouri River Trout Population

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Missouri River Trout Population
    On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) declined to list (pdf) the Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment of the Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species…
  • Aug 20

    Court Allows ESA Claims Involving Oversight of Pesticides to Move Forward

    Court Allows ESA Claims Involving Oversight of Pesticides to Move Forward
    In Center for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 11-cv-00293-JCS (pdf), plaintiffs alleged that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated section 7 of the Endangered Species Act by failing to initiate and…
Rank this Week: 1135

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Aug 23

    Lawsuits Against Social Media Sites Rarely a Good Idea – This One Probably Isn’t Either

    Lawsuits Against Social Media Sites Rarely a Good Idea – This One Probably Isn’t Either
    A Houston area woman has sued Facebook asking for $123 million because Facebook was slow to take down a fake a profile created by her ex-boyfriend with pornographic images. You can see the story here   The plaintiff sued Facebook and…
  • Aug 18

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available
    I wrote an article for the Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report entitled “How to Enforce Terms of Service for Online Social Media Promotions and Contests.”  We tried to squeeze in a few more keywords.  The…
  • Aug 11

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine
    Who owns the rights to a selfie taken by a monkey?  While it sounds like a law school exam, it is based on a real story as reported here by the American Bar Association. According to the article, a monkey picked up the…
Rank this Week: 1150

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Aug 22

    Are Your Student Debts Student Loans?

    Are Your Student Debts Student Loans?
     Baseball pitcher Tom Glavine was recently enshrined into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Glavine’s Hall of Fame plaque describes him as a "Durable, dominant and deceptive starting pitcher whose…
  • Aug 21

    What Happens if I Default on My Mortgage after a Bankruptcy Discharge?

    What Happens if I Default on My Mortgage after a Bankruptcy Discharge?
     Trouble making your house payments after a bankruptcy discharge can cause a slew of financial complications. Fortunately, lender and government-backed modification programs like the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) provide…
  • Aug 20

    Some Student Loans ARE Dischargeable

    Some Student Loans ARE Dischargeable
     There are many myths surrounding the topic of discharging student loans in bankruptcy. Some say you can’t do it. Others say you can discharge student loans only if you can prove hardship. Still others say you can discharge private…
Rank this Week: 1179

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Intestate Distribution in Texas, Again

    Intestate Distribution in Texas, Again
    I've done this once before, but I almost like Judge Steve King's chart even better. Also, this is more aligned to how the probate judges want the respective shares of beneficiaries listed on an application.So, if you die without a will in…
Rank this Week: 1027

The Monk Law Firm

The Monk Law Firm

Covers personal injury and consumer law information.

http://blog.themonklawfirm.com/
  • Jan 8

    State Bar Releases Updated "How to Sue in Justice Court" Handbook

    State Bar Releases Updated "How to Sue in Justice Court" Handbook
    The State Bar of Texas, as part of their public outreach mission, maintains guides for non-lawyers. One such guide is their "How to Sue in Justice Court" handbook. It was recently updated to account for changes that went into effect on August…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year
    We wish you all a Happy New Year. Spend as much time as you can with the ones you love.
  • Dec 19

    Beware of Loan Modification

    Beware of Loan Modification
    The Texas Bar publishes a pamphlet intended to make consumers aware of potential pitfalls when considering loan modifications. Consider reading it before you go down the road of applying for one yourself. As always, if the pamphlet raises any…
Rank this Week: 1146

San Antonio Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Antonio Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Dayna L. Jones.

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

    Texas Death Row: Cameron Todd Willingham Deserves Posthumous Pardon

    Texas Death Row: Cameron Todd Willingham Deserves Posthumous Pardon
    In the early morning hours of December 23, 1991, a fire quickly spread through the Texas home of Cameron Todd Willingham and Stacy Kuykendall. Kuykendall had already left the house to run errands.
  • Nov 7

    San Antonio, Texas: Bexar County Prosecutor Will Be Missed

    San Antonio, Texas: Bexar County Prosecutor Will Be Missed
    The Bexar County legal community is still reeling from the loss of Assistant District Attorney Charles 'Chip" Rich III. He passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Colleagues remember him as outstanding, caring, professional, courteous,…
  • Oct 30

    Supreme Court to Hear "Dog Sniff" Case

    Supreme Court to Hear "Dog Sniff" Case
    The Supreme Court of the United States is now in session. Two cases are to be heard on Wednesday, October 31. They are both from Florida and both involve the use of police dogs in the gathering of evidence in regards to illegal narcotics.
Rank this Week: 1100

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    How to Encourage Your Parents to Seek Out Better Living Arrangement

    How to Encourage Your Parents to Seek Out Better Living Arrangement
    When you were young, your parents always took care of you, and now the time has come to return the favor. Attending to their needs may involve driving them to the shops, doing their spring cleaning and encouraging them to … Continue…
  • Aug 26

    Featured Link — Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

    Featured Link — Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
    The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with…
  • Aug 25

    Patient and Family Engagement—Informed Consent

    Patient and Family Engagement—Informed Consent
    This good information comes from Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H. First, there must be a mandate for health care providers to include patients and their family members or significant others as partners in the decision making process. There…
Rank this Week: 1393

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 26

    Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves One Dead in Fort Worth

    Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves One Dead in Fort Worth
    Earlier this month in Fort Worth, a hit-and-run accident took the life of one man as he was riding his moped down the North Freeway, near Long Avenue. According to a report by CBS DFW, the accident occurred shortly before 3 in the morning on…
  • Aug 25

    Teenage Passenger Dies in Tarrant County Hydroplane Accident

    Teenage Passenger Dies in Tarrant County Hydroplane Accident
    Earlier this week near Azle, a 13-year-old girl was killed when she was ejected from the SUV in which she was riding after the vehicle hydroplaned. According to a report by the Star-Telegram, the SUV was traveling on Farm Road 3325 near Azle…
  • Aug 20

    Three-Vehicle Accident on I-20 Leaves one Woman Dead

    Three-Vehicle Accident on I-20 Leaves one Woman Dead
    Earlier this month in Arlington, a three-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck, an SUV, and a passenger car left one woman dead and several other people seriously injured. According to a report by CBS DFW, the accident occurred on I-20…
Rank this Week: 1417

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario

    Justice Moseley’s Departure Creates Unusual Election Scenario
    In early June, Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Jim Moseley (pictured) announced that he would be leaving the Court this month. He has since decided to join Gray, Reed & McGraw, where he will chair the firm’s appellate section. I have…
  • Jun 24

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?

    What Notice Is Required When a Summary-Judgment Hearing Is Re-set?
    Texas litigators are generally familiar with the TRCP 166a requirement that a motion for summary judgment be served at least 21 days before the date specified for a hearing. But what notice is required when the hearing does not go forward on…
  • Jun 18

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
Rank this Week: 1349