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Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 19

    Miguel Julian Killed in Car Accident on US 151 in Madison, WI

    Miguel Julian Killed in Car Accident on US 151 in Madison, WI
    Madison, WI — Miguel Julian was killed in a car accident in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, December 12, 2014. The accident took place on US 151, around 7:00 in the morning. Julian’s vehicle had lost control on an icy road and…
  • Dec 19

    Lisa Conforti, Two Others Injured in Pedestrian Accident on US 276 in Brevard, NC

    Lisa Conforti, Two Others Injured in Pedestrian Accident on US 276 in Brevard, NC
    Brevard, NC — Three students were hospitalized after being hit by a Ford Explorer in Brevard, North Carolina, on Friday, December 19, 2014. The accident took place on US 276 and Connestee Trail, around 7:30 in the morning. The three…
  • Dec 19

    Irene Wyatt Killed by Car Accident on Highway 62 near Bellevue, IA

    Irene Wyatt Killed by Car Accident on Highway 62 near Bellevue, IA
    Bellevue, IA — Yesterday afternoon, a local woman was involved in a serious car accident along Highway 62 in Bellevue that resulted in her passing. Police identified Irene Wyatt, 84, as the woman who was killed on Thursday (December 18,…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Dec 21

    TDCJ deaths in custody skyrocketed after 2011 healthcare cut

    TDCJ deaths in custody skyrocketed after 2011 healthcare cut
    The press and advocates focused on the death penalty and even police shootings are missing the big picture about deaths of Texans at the hands of the state.Regular readers know this blog seldom considers death-penalty topics unless a case…
  • Dec 18

    Pondering the Ghosts of Christmas Pardons Past, Present and Future

    Pondering the Ghosts of Christmas Pardons Past, Present and Future
    Will Texas Gov. Rick Perry issue one last round of Christmas-time pardons on his way out the door?The future of executive clemency looks bleak.Image from A Christmas Carol, 1951.Usually he'd do it this week. (The sign of a clemency geek: I've…
  • Dec 18

    Antebellum Texas judges enjoyed sweeping habeas corpus authority

    Antebellum Texas judges enjoyed sweeping habeas corpus authority
    Grits recently opined that, over the long arc of history, nearly all legislative involvement in habeas corpus has been to restrict judicial authority, with the creation of Texas' new junk science writ in 2013 cutting against the grain. To see…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Dec 19

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall
    A few days ago I noted that until last week, over the last two years the Eastern District of Texas was tied at ten plaintiff verdicts and ten defense verdicts, with each side also having one win in the two...
  • Dec 16

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder
    Tonight the U.S. Senate confirmed both nominees for vacant Eastern District judgeships, Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, and Trey Schroeder of Texarkana. So for the next 90 days the Eastern District will enjoy the rare situation that all eight…
  • Dec 16

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa
    Jabary v. Terrell, December 10, 2014; July 17, 204 (NO. 4:10-CV-711) Judge: Ron Clark; Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part and Denied in Part Judge Clark adopted Judge Mazzant's report and…
Rank this Week: 149

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 169

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: 196

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: 242

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/
  • Dec 19

    4 Children Hit While Boarding NC School Bu

    4 Children Hit While Boarding NC School Bu
    Four children were injured Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle as they attempted to board a school bus in North Carolina.
  • Dec 19

    Three Killed in California Pedestrian Accident

    Three Killed in California Pedestrian Accident
    Three people are dead and another nine are injured as a result of a drunk driving accident in Redondo Beach, California.
  • Dec 18

    U.S. Building Case Against Takata Corp.

    U.S. Building Case Against Takata Corp.
    The federal government is moving forward with investigations into Takata as NHTSA attempts to force nationwide recalls of all vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbags.
Rank this Week: 264

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: 278

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/
  • Dec 20

    Planning Your New Year's Resolutions for Professional Impact?

    Planning Your New Year's Resolutions for Professional Impact?
    Calling All Volunteers for AALS Section on Academic Support Committees!!!! Get involved in your Section by participating on one of the committees. The committees that need your help are: Awards Committee: The Committee decides whether the…
  • Dec 19

    Waiting for Grade

    Waiting for Grade
    Law students breathe a sigh of relief once all of their exams are over and the last papers turned in. It is such a good feeling to have the semester over! No more studying for the time being! Alas, the...
  • Dec 18

    Winter Bar Study Plan

    Winter Bar Study Plan
    Many schools have students who graduate in December. To help them transition from the whirlwind of finals, graduation, and holiday celebrations to bar prep, here are a few things for them to consider: Create a realistic, yet rigorous study…
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • Dec 18

    Xarelto Louisiana MDL For Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit

    Xarelto Louisiana MDL For Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit
    The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced consolidation and centralization of all nationwide Xarelto lawsuits filed in federal courts before U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Over 50…
  • Dec 16

    Wrongful Death Uterine Cancer Ethicon Morcellator Lawsuit

    Wrongful Death Uterine Cancer Ethicon Morcellator Lawsuit
    A Missouri family has recently filed an uterine cancer lawsuit over power morcellators. The deceased woman’s family alleged that the morcellator device manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary caused cancer to be…
  • Dec 4

    Xarelto MDL Consolidation Hearing

    Xarelto MDL Consolidation Hearing
    Today, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) heard oral arguments to consolidate all federal Xarelto lawsuits before one judge, in one centralized U.S. District Court. It is widely anticipated that the U.S. JPML will…
Rank this Week: 368

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: 426

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: 421

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/
  • Dec 16

    Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texa

    Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texa
    Filing income tax returns while a divorce pends can be an especially contentious issue. When one spouse lacks trust in the other spouse, even filing a joint return can be troublesome. Usually filing jointly results in reduced overall tax…
  • Dec 11

    Divorce by murder — the Arlington Texas case

    Divorce by murder — the Arlington Texas case
    We have all been reading and watching the account of the Arlington, Texas woman who killed her estranged husband this week.  We are just learning that the mother filed for divorce in October and there was a hearing this week over custody…
  • Dec 9

    Who gets to claim the child as a dependent in a Texas divorce

    Who gets to claim the child as a dependent in a Texas divorce
    The question often arises after a divorce in Texas — which parent gets to claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes? Often this issue is settled by the obvious split of parenting time greatly in favor of one parent, but as we have…
Rank this Week: 560

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
  • Dec 12

    AMERICA HAS INDEED TORTURED SOME FOLKS

    AMERICA HAS INDEED TORTURED SOME FOLKS
    A recently released $40 million dollar Senate Intelligence report revealed that in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency tortured terror suspects […]
  • Dec 11

    Entrapment and Rogue Snitches Still Tools for Federal Agent

    Entrapment and Rogue Snitches Still Tools for Federal Agent
    Entrapment and the widespread use of unreliable snitches are realities that every zealous criminal defense attorney must be on the lookout, lest corrupted, or even worse, […]
  • Dec 9

    REFUSING CONSENT TO DRAW BLOOD IN DWI INVESTIGATION

    REFUSING CONSENT TO DRAW BLOOD IN DWI INVESTIGATION
    In a 1966 decision, Schmerber v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision extending a limited exception to the Fourth Amendment “warrant requirement” to […]
Rank this Week: 569

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: 544

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: 568

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    TLMA and NARO Texas File Amicus Brief in Chesapeake v. Hyder

    TLMA and NARO Texas File Amicus Brief in Chesapeake v. Hyder
    As I have written, Chesapeake has asked the Texas Supreme Court to reverse the San Antonio Court of Appeals' decision in Chesapeake v. Hyder. The court of appeals ruled that Chesapeake could not deduct post-production costs from the Hyders'…
  • Dec 16

    The Oil and Gas Lease -- Part III: the Leased Premise

    The Oil and Gas Lease -- Part III: the Leased Premise
    An essential element of any oil and gas lease is a description of the land to be covered by the lease. The test for a legal description is that it must contain, or make reference to recorded documents that contain, a description of the land…
  • Dec 8

    New Texas Railroad Commission Rules on Pipeline Permit

    New Texas Railroad Commission Rules on Pipeline Permit
    The Texas Railroad Commission has adopted amendments to its pipeline permits rule, 16 TAC Sec. 3.70. The amendments require pipeline companies to submit documentation to support their claim that they will operate the line as a common carrier…
Rank this Week: 593

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/
  • Dec 15

    What to Do When You have a Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident

    What to Do When You have a Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident
    Cruise ship slip and fall injuries occur with regularity. These accidents occur so often that cruise lines have investigation procedures in place designed to gather evidence and information in a way to help them should they be sued. The…
  • Dec 12

    Oceania Cruise Ship Claims Three Live

    Oceania Cruise Ship Claims Three Live
    An engine room fire aboard the Insignia--a cruise ship belonging to Norwegian Cruise Lines' subsidiary, Oceania Cruises--claimed three lives yesterday morning. A total of five individuals were caught in the blaze, specifically, three…
  • Nov 30

    Rescue Mission Ends for Missing Princess Cruise Passenger

    Rescue Mission Ends for Missing Princess Cruise Passenger
    Austrian authorities call off a search for an elderly man who fell off and went missing from the Princess cruise ship Sun Princess. CCTV footage retained by the cruise line shows an 84-year-old passenger falling of the liner into the water…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
Rank this Week: 698

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: 751

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: 618

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/
  • Dec 19

    Law firm-sponsored CrossFit event raises funds for Texas Children's Hospital

    Law firm-sponsored CrossFit event raises funds for Texas Children's Hospital
    Last Saturday in Houston, in the name of charity, 600 people filled an empty parking lot to face several minutes of increasingly intense pain while pumping out a series of box jumps, push presses, situps, lunges, pushups, kettlebell swings,…
  • Dec 19

    Member benefits - travel deal

    Member benefits - travel deal
    The holidays are nearly over, so it’s a great time to check out the relaxing travel deals available on your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program website! Check out the great deals on lodging, cruises, travel accessories and more…
  • Dec 11

    Pin and Win: State Bar of Texas Pinterest challenge starts today

    Pin and Win: State Bar of Texas Pinterest challenge starts today
    What does a Texas lawyer want for the holidays? Office accessories? Travel gear? A comfy sweatshirt? Log on to Pinterest and show us! We’re looking for law-related gift lists—things you want, need, or would like to share with…
Rank this Week: 1045

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 1056

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

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

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Dec 17

    Do I Need an Attorney to Probate a Will in Texas?

    Do I Need an Attorney to Probate a Will in Texas?
    I get phone calls and emails each week from Texans who have lost friends and family members. Often, they have been named as independent executors and need information about probating a Will. The first question they ask is whether it will…
  • Dec 5

    The Obituary of the Amazing Spider-Man

    The Obituary of the Amazing Spider-Man
    Most obituaries are sterile. They provide basic information about the deceased person’s birth, death, and those they left behind, but are short on capturing the personality of the person who has died. Aaron Joseph Purmort’s…
  • Nov 26

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holiday

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holiday
    A friend of mine who volunteers for hospice wondered out loud a couple of weeks ago: “Why is it that more people die around the holidays?” “Really?”  I asked. “Is there actually data to support that?”…
Rank this Week: 823

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/
  • Dec 16

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?
    The FDIC chose an odd way to announce a purported "thaw" in its long-denied freeze on de novo banks: Q&As. Released late last month, the brief document supplements a 1998 FDIC Policy Statement regarding applications for deposit…
  • Dec 14

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More
    At the same time that the federal government is trying to drive Native American tribes out of the payday lending business, it is encouraging them to get into the pot business. As long as the file those Cheech & Chong...
  • Dec 10

    FDIC Emails Reveal A Chokehold

    FDIC Emails Reveal A Chokehold
    While the report by the Senate Democrats on CIA "enhanced interrogation techniques" has been grabbing the attention of the press, the emails released by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this week…
Rank this Week: 952

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Covers bankruptcy news for people in Texas. By the Schachter Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.shaklaw.com/bankruptcy-news-opinion
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is pleased to announce that we have been purchased by Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our…
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is proud to announce that we will be merging with Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our clients.…
  • Apr 23

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014
    - The Judicial Conference has approved the following fee increases effective as of June 1, 2014. - Fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. - Fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase from $281.00 to…
Rank this Week: 1057

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/
  • Dec 1

    Fake Twitter Account in Mayor's Name Leads to Police Raid, Drug Charge

    Fake Twitter Account in Mayor's Name Leads to Police Raid, Drug Charge
    A parody Twitter account using the name of the mayor of Peoria, Illinois has led, through an extremely strange series of events, to a federal civil rights lawsuit and felony drug charges. Police raided a house in April 2014 and seized…
  • Nov 25

    Judge Sentences Mother and Son in Credit Card Fraud Scheme that Targeted Celebritie

    Judge Sentences Mother and Son in Credit Card Fraud Scheme that Targeted Celebritie
    A U.S. district judge accepted guilty pleas earlier this year from a mother and son charged with numerous counts, including wire fraud and identity theft, in connection with alleged credit card fraud. The defendants were accused of taking…
  • Nov 19

    Fifth Circuit Rules on Evidence Requirements in Counterfeit Money Case

    Fifth Circuit Rules on Evidence Requirements in Counterfeit Money Case
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently considered a defendant's claim that a district court erred in his trial, in which he was convicted of passing counterfeit money, by admitting the counterfeit bill into evidence. The appellate court…
Rank this Week: 845

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: 814

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: 1091

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

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

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014
    After lots of advocacy, and a few false starts, investment crowdfunding is coming to Texas. Regardless of what happens with JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, Texas is poised to be the first state to begin equity crowdfunding en masse. Because…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
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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: 973

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: 1070

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: 1037

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/
  • Dec 21

    Exclusions In Insurance Policy'

    Exclusions In Insurance Policy'
    Arlington insurance attorneys will tell their clients they need to be aware of exclusions in insurance policies and how they are interpreted. Just reading the declarations page is not enough. The entire policy needs to be including the…
  • Dec 20

    Hail Damage And Appraisal

    Hail Damage And Appraisal
    Fort Worth insurance lawyers who handle hail damage claims need to be know how courts interpret appraisal clauses in insurance policies. A 2009, Texas Supreme Court case is a must read for helping to understand the appraisal process. The…
  • Dec 18

    Interpreting An Insurance Policy - What Dallas Lawyers Need To Know

    Interpreting An Insurance Policy - What Dallas Lawyers Need To Know
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to know how the Courts look at policy language when deciding how to rule on cases involving insurance. A 1997, Amarillo Court of Appeals case is a good one to read to help understand how the...
Rank this Week: 1372

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury cases. By Baumgartner Law Firm.

http://www.texastriallawyers.com/blog
  • Dec 20

    A Car Fire Occurs Every 96 seconds in the US

    A Car Fire Occurs Every 96 seconds in the US
      According to AAA, about 266,000 resulted in 520 deaths in the US from car fires. The AAA report goes on to say that nearly 75% of vehicle fires can be traced to poor car maintenance as the leading factor. While other authorities place…
  • Dec 16

    The Power of Thankfulne

    The Power of Thankfulne
    As we move towards the midst of the Holidays, with Christmas on the horizon and Thanksgiving in the past, it’s important to continue to keep that attitude of thankfulness. With more and more commercialization taking place, it’s…
  • Dec 14

    Struck By An Uninsured Driver?

    Struck By An Uninsured Driver?
        The role of an accident lawyer is very important to victims of automobile collisions.   That is because there are a number of situations that could arise that would leave an accident victim further victimized. Getting in an…
Rank this Week: 1498

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Featured Practice: Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center

    Featured Practice: Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center
    I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr, Shawn Taher, D.C., and the nice folks at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center.  Dr. Taher’s practice is “committed to treating patients with the most advanced techniques…
  • Dec 17

    How to Declare a Dog a Dangerous Dog In Houston

    How to Declare a Dog a Dangerous Dog In Houston
    You just bought your new home. It seemed like a quiet, safe neighborhood in the suburbs of Houston. But then, “those neighbors” moved in. You know the ones. Every time a jogger goes by you hear their large dogs slam …The…
  • Nov 21

    Offshore Explosion on Echo Platform in Gulf of Mexico Kills 1, Injures 3

    Offshore Explosion on Echo Platform in Gulf of Mexico Kills 1, Injures 3
    In compliance with federal regulations, Fieldwood Energy, L.L.C. reported  an explosion occurring on their Echo Platform to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).  The explosion occurred Thursday, November 20th,…
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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/
  • Dec 19

    Shocking Dash-Cam Video Records Texting and Driving Crash

    Shocking Dash-Cam Video Records Texting and Driving Crash
    Florida Man Survives Dramatic Auto Accident Caught on TapeA video that went viral shows the erratic driving of a texting motorist. A Fort Myers, Florida police officer who happened to be following behind the texting driver caught the whole…
  • Dec 18

    Running And Walking Safely on Our Dallas- Fort Worth Road

    Running And Walking Safely on Our Dallas- Fort Worth Road
    How To Avoid Injury As You Exercise Outside OK, so I'm one of those crazy guys you see running around as I try to stay in shape and I was just asked what my biggest worry was -- injuries? weather? dogs? No, it's drivers. I'm careful and…
  • Dec 17

    Drivers Should Support "Safe Texas" Agenda

    Drivers Should Support "Safe Texas" Agenda
    Texas Watch Advocates for Safety Laws  Texas Watch released its Safe Texas agenda for the 84th Legislative session. The non-partisan citizen advocacy organization lobbies for passage of important safety laws. In this upcoming session,…
Rank this Week: 1304

Energy & the Law

Energy & the Law

Covers energy policy, eminent domain, hydraulic fracturing, and royalty disputes. By Looper Reed & McGraw P.C.

http://www.energyandthelaw.com
  • Dec 16

    A Little-Used Doctrine Saves a Lease

    A Little-Used Doctrine Saves a Lease
    Posted by Charles SartainWould this scenario keep you up at night? Your lease does not produce from May through August because a leak in a heater-treater makes it impossible or impractical to produce the…
  • Dec 9

    Listen to the Words In the Injunction Battle

    Listen to the Words In the Injunction Battle
    Posted by Charles SartainIf it’s an injunction you want, some words are your friend and others aren’t. For example: “Imminent” = friend “Might” = not friend “Likely” = friend…
  • Dec 4

    Avoid the Oral Agreement

    Avoid the Oral Agreement
    Posted by Charles SartainCresson SWD Services, L.P. vs. Basic Energy Services, L.P. is a warning about the perils of an oral agreement for a risky downhole procedure. Cresson hired Basic to make improvements…
Rank this Week: 1224

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
  • Nov 24

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA
    This week two ADA writers I follow, Marc Dubin and William Goren, looked at the problem of telling just what the ADA requires. Both concluded that in some respect the only way to know was to  look at the latest private…
Rank this Week: 1743

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

Covers Texas criminal and DWI law, with an emphasis on Greater Houston cases. By Scheiner Law Group.

http://www.scheinerlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    Can you film the police? Know your rights!

    Can you film the police? Know your rights!
    Let’s say you and your friends are out one night and things take a turn for the bad. A police officer starts hassling you or someone in your group. Or maybe you just see an angry cop about to get violent with a person in the street. Are…
  • Dec 8

    How to Avoid Getting a DWI During the Holidays in Houston

    How to Avoid Getting a DWI During the Holidays in Houston
    The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with our family and friends, but all of the festivities can come to a screeching halt when it comes to drinking and driving. With so many people travelling on the roads to and from holiday…
  • Aug 5

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking

    New Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Upholds Cell Phone Tracking
    It’s often said that we live in an era of unprecedented technological advances. In no area is this more apparent than in the field of telecommunications. What a person can now do with say, an iPhone was simply unimaginable even just a…
Rank this Week: 1722

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Dec 11

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA

    Immigration Reform Creates Changes for DACA
    One of the biggest immigration changes proposed by the White House in recent months is a change to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA is one of the main ways in which undocumented individuals brought to the…
  • Dec 9

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

    President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
    In a recent speech, President Barack Obama discussed a number of immigration reforms his office plans to encourage or implement in the coming months. These changes may affect thousands of individuals seeking U.S. citizenship and will…
  • Dec 3

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready

    H-1B Visa 2016: Getting Ready
    USCIS will accept H1B Visa petitions starting from April 1st of 2015. We recommend companies start planning now for recruitment and salary negotiations as early as December 1, 2014 for the government’s H-1B fiscal year 2016. The H-1B…
Rank this Week: 1334

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/
  • Dec 9

    Celebrating Chief Justice Woodie Jone

    Celebrating Chief Justice Woodie Jone
    The Austin Bar Association Civil Appellate Law Section, along with several law-firm sponsors (including Smith Law Group, P.C.), is hosting a retirement reception for Third Court of Appeals Chief Justice Woodie Jones on Thursday, December…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Dec 9

    Texas Statutes of Limitation

    Texas Statutes of Limitation
    Lawsuits are tricky. They must be filed within a certain deadline, known as "statutes of limitation."  If a person misses the statute of limitation without a very, very good reason, that person cannot file the lawsuit. Statutes of…
  • Dec 9

    Texas Statutes of Limitation

    Texas Statutes of Limitation
    Lawsuits are tricky. They must be filed within a certain deadline, known as "statutes of limitation."  If a person misses the statute of limitation without a very, very good reason, that person cannot file the lawsuit. Statutes of…
  • Dec 5

    Abbott Files Another Frivolous Lawsuit

    Abbott Files Another Frivolous Lawsuit
    So, Greg Abbott files another frivolous lawsuit. He has filed suit against the federal government over Pres. Obama's immigration measures. See San Antonio Express News report (account required). And, as before, the lawsuit is described…
Rank this Week: 1330

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Bill Mange. Covers Texas criminal defense.

http://www.criminal-attorney-austin-texas.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    How Are Grand Jurors Selected

    How Are Grand Jurors Selected
    Recent Grand Jury Decisions On August 9, 2014, Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Missouri police department told Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson to walk on the sidewalk instead of down the middle of the street. From that…
  • Sep 25

    Your Silence Is Deafening Invoking Your 5th Amendment Right

    Your Silence Is Deafening Invoking Your 5th Amendment Right
    Once upon a time, if you wanted to invoke your right to remain silent, you didn’t have to be a lawyer to understand the 5th Amendment if you have watched any type of police TV shows, or movies. You just had to say nothing. Simple,right?…
  • Sep 17

    How To Calculate SWAP Time In Travis County Texa

    How To Calculate SWAP Time In Travis County Texa
    Lots of people hear about “SWAP time,” and probably wonder what it means. Let’s start here. Jail time is usually served (i.e., outside of the SWAP program) at two days of credit for every one day served, when the time is…
Rank this Week: 1384

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?

    Busted for Driving while High: What’s Going to Happen?
    It’s not like drinking, is it? After all, you don’t feel out of control, you’re perfectly able to walk and—depending on your substance of choice—your head may actually be clearer than it is when you’re…
  • Nov 25

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?

    What Happens If I Am Busted for Buying a Minor Alcohol?
    Busted! Not a word you want to hear, but one that can happen very easily if you’re caught buying alcohol for someone under age—even if you didn’t realize they were under age. So, in all good faith you picked up a purchase…
  • Nov 21

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?

    My Friend Is Drinking in My Car: Am I Breaking Any Laws?
    Texas laws are sneaky. Yes, it’s legal for a passenger to drink in your car—as long as it isn’t alcohol. Yes, it’s legal for him to drink alcohol as long as your car is a taxi (and, presumably, you’re a…
Rank this Week: 1212