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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/
  • Nov 26

    Odds and ends: How best to reduce pot penalties, surging toward inanity, pregnant in jail, and other storie

    Odds and ends: How best to reduce pot penalties, surging toward inanity, pregnant in jail, and other storie
    Here are several items which haven't made it into independent posts this week but merit Grits readers' attention.Wu: Reduce pot possession <.35 ounces to ticket-only misdemeanor Houston state Rep. Gene Wu has filed legislation, HB 325, to…
  • Nov 23

    Holiday clemency questions at gubernatorial transition

    Holiday clemency questions at gubernatorial transition
    On Friday, Michael Hall at Texas Monthly wondered, "Will Rick Perry grant clemency to Max Soffar?" His post brought to mind two broader, related questions.First, will Rick Perry issue one more round of Christmas-time pardons, as has become…
  • Nov 23

    Of budgets and border boondoggles: A reality check

    Of budgets and border boondoggles: A reality check
    The Austin Statesman has a good article (Nov. 22) on the impact of constant border deployments for game wardens, starting with a 19 percent drop in citations written in other parts of the state, as evidenced in the graphic below.But even more…
Rank this Week: 70

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Nov 26

    Semi-Truck Accident in Wicomico County, MD, Kills Driver on Gumboro Road

    Semi-Truck Accident in Wicomico County, MD, Kills Driver on Gumboro Road
    Wicomino County, MD — The driver of a pickup truck was killed in an accident with a semi in Wicomico County, Maryland, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The accident took place around 3:15 in the afternoon. Local news outlets don’t…
  • Nov 26

    Doris Goldwire Killed in Pedestrian Accident on I-95 in Chester, PA

    Doris Goldwire Killed in Pedestrian Accident on I-95 in Chester, PA
    Chester, PA — Police identified Doris Goldwire as the woman who was killed in an accident with a bread truck in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Monday, November 24, 2014. The accident took place on Interstate 95, between Route 320 and…
  • Nov 26

    Nelson Hidalgo Killed on Highway 44 in Corpus Christi, TX after Serious Car Accident

    Nelson Hidalgo Killed on Highway 44 in Corpus Christi, TX after Serious Car Accident
    Corpus Christi, TX — There was a fatal car accident last night (Tuesday, November 25, 2014) that claimed the life of a Corpus Christi man on Highway 44, just west of the city. The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. and the victim was…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 130

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: 144

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation

    Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation
    Professor S.I. Strong, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law has published “Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
  • Nov 25

    FINRA Orders Wealth Management Firm to Pay 19 Exxon Retirees $3.8 Million

    FINRA Orders Wealth Management Firm to Pay 19 Exxon Retirees $3.8 Million
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration panel has reportedly ordered a Houston-based wealth management company to pay 19 retirees a total of $3.8 million for mismanaging their investment accounts. In the…
  • Nov 24

    Part Four: Arbitration in Evolution

    Part Four: Arbitration in Evolution
    This is the final installment in Disputing‘s series focused on sections of a research paper entitled, “Arbitration in Evolution: Current Practices and Perspectives of Experienced Arbitrators,” by Pepperdine University School…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Nov 14

    Boston Scientific Ordered To Pay $26.7 M in Florida Transvaginal Mesh Case

    Boston Scientific Ordered To Pay $26.7 M in Florida Transvaginal Mesh Case
    In the first federal trial involving Boston Scientific Corp., the vaginal mesh manufacturer was ordered by the jury to pay $26.7 million to a group of four women who blamed the company’s vaginal mesh inserts for their personal injuries.…
  • Nov 13

    West Virginia Actos Bladder Cancer Trial

    West Virginia Actos Bladder Cancer Trial
    An Actos Bladder Cancer trial in West Virginia state court has started over allegations that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s popular diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer. The West Virginia trial comes shortly on the heels of a $2…
  • Nov 11

    Stryker Settles Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit

    Stryker Settles Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit
    Stryker Corp. agreed recently this month to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits over thousands of hip implants recalled in 2012 after patients complained of early hip implant failure, pain, and metal debris causing metallosis from the…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 217

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/
  • Nov 7

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Substantial Portion"

    Patent Litigation Dictionary - "Substantial Portion"
    "Substantial Portion" - a term "commonly understood by lawyers to be “weasel words” ... [whose] meaning is malleable to a point where they mean what the user wants them to mean in any given situation; they have no meaning of...
  • Nov 6

    Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied; Costs Granted in Part

    Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied; Costs Granted in Part
    Macrosolve v. Newegg, 6:12cv46 (10/16/14) Judge: K. Nicole Mitchell Holding: Motion for Attorneys Fees Denied: Costs Granted in Part In January 2012, Macrosolve filed this action against Newegg alleging patent infringement. In March 2014,…
  • Nov 6

    Motion for Sanctions For Litigating After Claims Construction Ruling Denied

    Motion for Sanctions For Litigating After Claims Construction Ruling Denied
    DietGoal Innovations LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., 2:12cv764 (10/14/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Motion for Sanctions Denied King Arthur: Now stand aside, worthy adversary. Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch. King Arthur: A…
Rank this Week: 230

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: 289

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: 291

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/
  • Nov 21

    Deferred action expanded to more immigrant

    Deferred action expanded to more immigrant
    Last night, President Obama announced that he is acting administratively to improve the immigration system. One of the changes will expand the number of people who can request deferred action. Q - What is deferred action? A - Permission to…
  • Nov 12

    Immigration Detainers Decline 39% nationwide since FY 2012

    Immigration Detainers Decline 39% nationwide since FY 2012
    TRACImmigration reports that there has been a dramatic drop in the number of detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to local, state and federal law enforcement officials. This 39 percent decline translates into around…
  • Nov 10

    Putting a human face on immigration in the Rio Grande Valley

    Putting a human face on immigration in the Rio Grande Valley
    The Monitor Commentary by Sandra Sanchez To understand the border, one must come here and realize the tactical and humanitarian considerations that agents and immigrants face.
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Nov 19

    Schlumberger is Sanctioned for Lawsuit Against Former Employee

    Schlumberger is Sanctioned for Lawsuit Against Former Employee
          We are seeing more and more lawsuits against an employee after s/he leaves an employer. Some of these suits have basis, some do not. In Schlumberger v. Rutherford, we see a lawsuit that lacked basis. Charlotte Rutherford…
  • Nov 18

    "Fix the Court" Does not Want a True Fix

    "Fix the Court" Does not Want a True Fix
            As a country, most of us subscribe to certain precepts. These certain precepts keep things running in our country. One of those precepts is that the U.S. Supreme Court is the final arbiter of constitutional issues.…
  • Nov 17

    The Ugly Side of Practicing Law

    The Ugly Side of Practicing Law
    There is a seamy side to lawsuits. I am sure this seamy side has been around ever since the Medieval days when representatives were hired because they were better criers. In the San Antonio Express News is a report about immigration lawyers…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Nov 25

    Issac: Time To Allow Small and Medium Bank M&A

    Issac: Time To Allow Small and Medium Bank M&amp;A
    Former FDIC Chairman William Issac claims that it's long past time to cut small and medium size banks regulatory relief and to take away roadblocks to mergers and acquisitions for the same institutions. He and Professor Robert Kaplan also…
  • Nov 23

    State Nullification: Inhale Deeply

    State Nullification: Inhale Deeply
    When we asked a couple of months ago whether the Cannabis Co-operative Credit Unions that have been authorized by Colorado law were "dead on arrival," we thought that the answer was "yes." Yet, there appears to be a…
  • Nov 19

    Rant Me A River

    Rant Me A River
    When credit union consultant Marvin Umholtz gets worked up, it makes my blogging life a breeze. All I have to do is cut and paste. While a number of bankers would rather drink Drano rather than follow a newsletter dedicated...
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
  • Nov 17

    Should a Defendant Testify in His Own Defense?

    Should a Defendant Testify in His Own Defense?
    Defense Lawyers often advise against their clients testifying in their own defense. It is typically unnecessary and tends to expose the client to great danger. Even […]
  • Oct 23

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS
    When has a sex offender convicted of possessing child pornography paid his debt to society? It is the natural response upon hearing of children being sexually […]
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
Rank this Week: 378

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/
  • Oct 27

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage
    Tylenol is the most popular over-the-counter pain relief medication used by millions of people both in the United States and around the world to alleviate ailments such as aches, pain, colds, and fever. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson,…
  • Sep 10

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

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

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two
    On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional…
Rank this Week: 368

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/
  • Nov 27

    Cancellation For Nonpayment And Notice

    Cancellation For Nonpayment And Notice
    Insurance attorneys in Dallas will see situations where a policy is cancelled due to nonpayment of premiums. The Texas Insurance Code, Sections 551.101 thru 551.113 deal with policy cancellations. But what about specific situations. Here is a…
  • Nov 25

    Insurance And Intent

    Insurance And Intent
    Garland insurance attorneys need to understand when coverage under an insurance policy is going to be provided and when it is not, due to the intent of the policyholder. A 1998, Amarillo Court of Appeals case is a good case...
  • Nov 23

    Dallas Insurance Attorneys Need To Know What An Insurable Interest Is Defined

    Dallas Insurance Attorneys Need To Know What An Insurable Interest Is Defined
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to be able to discuss with a client when insurance is going to cover a loss. This may seem easy at first but that is not always the case. The Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion...
Rank this Week: 447

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 433

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/
  • Nov 27

    Texas Bar Foundation supports victims of domestic abuse

    Texas Bar Foundation supports victims of domestic abuse
    The Houston-based organization Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse has received a $13,611 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation in support of its Legal Advocacy Project. AVDA’s legal services include six attorney and paralegal teams, as…
  • Nov 26

    Access fund can help offset communication cost

    Access fund can help offset communication cost
    To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, lawyers provide auxiliary services, such as a sign language interpreter, to ensure effective communication with clients with disabilities. For some attorneys, the…
  • Nov 25

    Dallas attorney exposes visa fraud, receives national service award

    Dallas attorney exposes visa fraud, receives national service award
    Last month, Shamoil T. Shipchandler, a partner in the Dallas office of Bracewell & Giuliani, received the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Meritorious Service Award (Silver Medal) for his role in exposing an illegal visa fraud…
Rank this Week: 463

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 554

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Nov 19

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneurs in San Antonio have a chance at a free session for legal advice – if they act quickly. The opportunity is this evening only, when Geekdom will host a pro-bono legal clinic for business owners to consult with an attorney…
  • Nov 18

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur
    Accion Texas and the 80/20 Foundation will host a free legal clinic for local business owners and entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The RAM Law Firm and Texas C-BAR/Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid will provide pro bono services…
Rank this Week: 515

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: 551

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 7

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant

    Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant
    Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.Join us Thursday,…
  • Jul 11

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
Rank this Week: 574

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: 571

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: 598

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: 605

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: 603

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/
  • Nov 22

    Switching from Iphone to Android for Lawyers- Update, I got a Moto X 2014

    Switching from Iphone to Android for Lawyers- Update, I got a Moto X 2014
    A little over a month ago I detailed my journey into the Android realm after leaving the safe and familiar grounds of Appleland. To recap, I had used every Iphone since they had Iphone, and rather impulsively switched to a Galaxy S5…
  • Nov 17

    When the local police target your teenager

    When the local police target your teenager
    I have a lot of 17-19 year old clients who feel targeted by small town police departments. These young adults are usually in my office for a pot case, or maybe even a DWI or DUI (DUI is only for those under 21 in Texas) and they tell a…
  • Oct 10

    Switching from IPhone to Android for Lawyer

    Switching from IPhone to Android for Lawyer
    I’ve been using IPhones as long as there has been IPhones. I recently became upgrade eligible (Christmas for tech geeks) and instead of getting the IPhone 6/6 Plus I decided to switch to Android and purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.…
Rank this Week: 680

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: 694

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Bucking Problems with the Yamaha Waverunner FZS

    Bucking Problems with the Yamaha Waverunner FZS
    The maritime lawyers were retained by a Palmetto Bay, Florida woman who suffered a severe fracture to her ankle after being ejected from a Yamaha Waverunner FZS. It has been wildly reported that the FZS model Waverunner has problems with…
  • Oct 20

    Cruise Trip and Fall Victim Hires BBR Lawyer

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

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member

    BBR Retained to Help Injured Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Crew Member
    The Florida Board Certified maritime lawyers of BBR have been retained to represent a crew member who became injured while working aboard a yacht docked in Ft. Lauderdale. In this case, a deck hand suffered serious back injury when ordered…
Rank this Week: 758

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: 863

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: 784

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/
  • Nov 25

    No same-sex divorce in Texas (yet)

    No same-sex divorce in Texas (yet)
    Several years ago, Texas adopted the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which give Texas the right to refuse to acknowledge legal same-sex marriages performed in other states. By not recognizing the marriages as valid, Texas law does not…
  • Nov 11

    WAIVER DANGER: Challenge when receiver is appointed in a Texas divorce

    WAIVER DANGER: Challenge when receiver is appointed in a Texas divorce
    The Texas Family Code provides that a receiver may be appointed to take control of certain assets in the middle of a Texas divorce proceeding. The standard for appointing a receiver is a relatively low bar – a receiver may be appointed…
  • Nov 4

    Torn up Pre-nup — Valid or Not?

    Torn up Pre-nup — Valid or Not?
    What would happen under Texas divorce law if two spouses decide after years of marriage to tear up their prenup? Is that enough to invalidate the agreement? I read with interest last week’s post from lawyer Daniel Clement of the New…
Rank this Week: 998

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: 962

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    Have A Great Thanksgiving!

    Have A Great Thanksgiving!
    I hope you’re having a wonderful turkey day with all your family.
  • Nov 26

    Featured Link — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Featured Link — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Almost all of us need help with our financial decisions. Without the proper education or training, it’s hard to make sense of some of the choices we face. And unfortunately, making sense of those choices seems to become harder as…
  • Nov 25

    Health Insurance Companies Now Allied with Obama in Support of Affordable Care Act

    Health Insurance Companies Now Allied with Obama in Support of Affordable Care Act
    According to a front-page analysis from Robert Pear of the New York Times titled “Health Law Turns Obama And Insurers Into Allies,” President Obama “is depending more than ever on the insurance companies that five…
Rank this Week: 1155

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/
  • Nov 26

    DWI's Will Be Cut If BAC's Are Lowered: Auto Safety Nominee

    DWI's Will Be Cut If BAC's Are Lowered: Auto Safety Nominee
    Lowering Legal Limit to .05 BAC Would Save 538 Lives Each Year The holiday season is also drunk driving season in Texas. Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas parties and football tailgating commonly inspire overindulgence. However, even if you…
  • Nov 25

    Great Pick For New Head of National Auto Safety Agency

    Great Pick For New Head of National Auto Safety Agency
    President Nominates Mark R. Rosekind to Fill National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vacancy Shrapnel that flies from an exploding airbag; a lance-like highway guardrail that pierces a crashing car; a malfunctioning ignition switch…
  • Nov 24

    Auto and Highway Money-Saving Measures Cost Live

    Auto and Highway Money-Saving Measures Cost Live
    Profit Before Safety is a Disturbing Trend in the Auto IndustryAirbags represent one of the most important advancements in vehicle safety. When a car crashes, the airbags deploy to create a cushion that absorbs the impact. Frighteningly, one…
Rank this Week: 1201

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Nov 16

    Cruises Passenger Medical Malpractice Victims Receive New Right

    Cruises Passenger Medical Malpractice Victims Receive New Right
    It is no secret that cruise lines are for-profit businesses. Companies such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival, NCL, Celebrity, Disney and Princess constantly look for ways to add revenue and limit costs in order to increase their bottom lines. …
  • Nov 13

    Run Over Haulover Snorkeler Brings Maritime Tort and Lien Against 43' Midnight Express Named The Golden Rule

    Run Over Haulover Snorkeler Brings Maritime Tort and Lien Against 43' Midnight Express Named The Golden Rule
    The Florida Admiralty and Maritime Board Certified attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak filed a verified complaint in rem against a 43' Midnight Express go-fast boat for allegedly running over Marc Craddock while snorkeling more than 1 mile…
  • Oct 23

    Snorkeling Accident Near Haulover Inlet

    Snorkeling Accident Near Haulover Inlet
    Just last week, on October 17, a snorkeler was involved in a tragic accident when a speed boat struck him at the Haulover Inlet. According to Officer Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the victim, who has…
Rank this Week: 1163

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

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

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition

    2014 Election Results, Texas Appellate Edition
    Republicans continued their dominance of statewide judicial races in yesterday’s election, with Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Justices Jeff Brown, Jeff Boyd, and Phil Johnson winning new six-year terms on the Texas Supreme…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade

    Texas Appellate Courts Get a Major Website Upgrade
    If you’ve received CaseMail updates this week, you’ve likely noticed something new when clicking on the link embedded in your notification emails. Last Friday, the Texas appellate courts got a major online upgrade with the…
  • Sep 8

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?

    Are Lawyer-Hyperlinked Briefs Headed for Extinction?
    When used appropriately, hyperlinks to specific portions of the record or to on-point authorities can be a very effective tool in the appellate lawyer’s arsenal. But are recent developments enhancing that tool or effectively taking it…
Rank this Week: 1149

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

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

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
  • Nov 3

    Veterans Day 2014 Concert

    Veterans Day 2014 Concert
    ALL: The Morton Ranch High School Choir (Katy) will be presenting a: Veteran’s Day Concert on Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 pm in the Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center, 21000 Franz Road, Katy. Enjoy, The Law Office of…
  • May 26

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day
    The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank…
Rank this Week: 1049

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/
  • Oct 27

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on "Straw Buyer" Gun Law

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on "Straw Buyer" Gun Law
    The federal Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968, 18 U.S.C. § 921 et seq., regulates the sale of firearms by licensed dealers. It also prohibits certain individuals from owning or possessing firearms. A "straw buyer" or "straw purchaser" is…
  • Oct 15

    Appellate Court Finds Fourth Amendment "Right to Delete" Data Seized in Overbroad Computer Searche

    Appellate Court Finds Fourth Amendment "Right to Delete" Data Seized in Overbroad Computer Searche
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling recently that could have important implications for Fourth Amendment rights regarding computer data. Often, when investigators obtain a search warrant for digital evidence, they make a copy…
  • Oct 9

    Microsoft Fights Search Warrant Seeking Email Data Stored on Overseas Server

    Microsoft Fights Search Warrant Seeking Email Data Stored on Overseas Server
    The software company Microsoft has been at the center of a dispute with the federal government over the government's authority to seize digital evidence. Federal investigators tried to execute a search warrant for email data stored on…
Rank this Week: 1274

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Houston Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas divorce and family law. By Scott Morgan.

http://houstondivorce.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    How to Break the News of Divorce to Your Kid

    How to Break the News of Divorce to Your Kid
    One of the trickiest parts of a divorce for parents is breaking the news of the separation to the kids.  The issues are different depending on the ages of your children but it is always an important conversation.  I wrote a very…
  • Jun 22

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client

    A Tale of Two Divorce Client
    Please note that the clients and lawyers referenced in the video and transcript are purely hypothetical and not based on actual people.  If you prefer reading to watching, please see the transcript below: TRANSCRIPT: Deciding whether…
  • Jun 19

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New

    Facebook and Divorce – Interview on Fox New
    This was an interview of Scott Morgan in 2010 on Fox Houston on how facebook can be an issue in divorce cases. There had been a lot of publicity at the time about facebook “causing” divorces. It is still common that facebook and…
Rank this Week: 1046

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Jul 14

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 5)

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 5)
    And since I practice in Sherman I have to mention the favorite statute of a great murder prosecutor, Grayson County's own Kerye Ashmore. Texas Penal Code section 6.04(b), the law of "transferred intent", states that "A person is nevertheless…
  • Jun 17

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 4)

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 4)
    As for the law of parties, Texas Penal Code 7.02 outlines Texas criminal responsibility: "(a) A person is criminally responsible for an offense committed by the conduct of another if: (1) acting with the kind of culpability required for…
  • May 13

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 3)

    Murder was the Case that They Gave Me (Part 3)
    The third definition is the Texas codification of the traditional common law concept of "felony murder." It is unclear why the second and third definition were needed, as they are very similar and intending to cause serious bodily injury is…
Rank this Week: 1108

Cavers Law Blog

Cavers Law Blog

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

http://caverslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

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

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

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

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

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2

    Divorce Corp. – Documentary Decoded Part 2
    I am proud of my work as a family attorney.  At seven years old I was subjected to the family law system.  At the end of the first custody go-round, I felt angry with my parents, their attorneys, and the judge.  My…
Rank this Week: 1217

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers DWI, drugs and other criminal offenses. By Jamie Spencer.

http://blog.austindefense.com/
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of…
  • Apr 13

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach
    Further deepening my growing suspicions that life may best be described as a series of random events comes this news via Discover Magazine, “Justice is served, but more so after lunch: how food-breaks sway the decisions of judges”. Yeah,…
  • Jan 3

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...
    William Safire popularized the phrase “if by whiskey…” in his columns, and defined it in his Political Dictionary as, “Taking both sides of an issue; equivocating; a political straddle”. The term originates from a speech given by…
Rank this Week: 1135

San Antonio Injury Attorney Blog

San Antonio Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Texas medical malpractice, injury, and accident news and updates. Published By Michael Baseluos.

http://www.sanantonioinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Recovery of Auto accident property damages in Texa

    Recovery of Auto accident property damages in Texa
    In our last two blog entries, we have discussed measures of valuating damages in Texas auto accident cases including market value and replacement value . Again, these types of discussions are not limited to car wrecks - these forms of…
  • Apr 8

    Compensation for Personal Property Damages in San Antonio Texas Auto Accident Case

    Compensation for Personal Property Damages in San Antonio Texas Auto Accident Case
    In our last blog entry , we discussed recovery of market value in auto accident cases . Today, we will discuss methods of proving market value and other methods of proving valuation of your damaged vehicle. These types of methods are not…
  • Apr 1

    Types of Property Damages in Texas Car Accident Case

    Types of Property Damages in Texas Car Accident Case
    In a simple San Antonio car accident where personal injuries are minimal, the issue often becomes proper valuation of property damages to the vehicles involved. There are two types of damages to personal property - valuation damages and…
Rank this Week: 1059

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: 1179