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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
  • Jul 31

    Police Say Trucker Cye Garland Taken to Hospital after Semi-Truck Accident on I-20

    Police Say Trucker Cye Garland Taken to Hospital after Semi-Truck Accident on I-20
    Edwards, MS — There was a serious wreck reported along I-20 early in the morning last Friday (July 17, 2015) that left a trucker with injuries. Police said that they think truck driver Cye Garland, from Georgia, may have fallen asleep…
  • Jul 31

    Early-Morning Motorcycle Accident in Austin, TX Injures Man

    Early-Morning Motorcycle Accident in Austin, TX Injures Man
    Austin, TX — There was a motorcycle wreck along the I-35 Frontage Road in Austin this Friday morning, July 31, that left a local man with what appears to be serious injuries. The accident happened at about 3:00 a.m., in between Yager…
  • Jul 31

    Police Say Rollover Wreck on Loop 1604 Leaves Man Injured in San Antonio, TX

    Police Say Rollover Wreck on Loop 1604 Leaves Man Injured in San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX — There was an early-morning rollover accident today (Friday, July 31, 2015) that left a man with critical injuries and a woman with potential injuries as well. This happened along Loop 1604 at about 1:15 a.m. on Friday,…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Jul 31

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy
    Last night's Texas House County Affairs Committee hearing on the Sandra Bland episode sounds like it included some dramatic moments and received significant press coverage. (Grits was driving home from Lubbock and couldn't go.) Certainly, it…
  • Jul 30

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel
    In an apparent effort to provide independent review of the death of Sandra Bland, Waller County DA Elton Mathis has established a panel of volunteer lawyers to investigate the case.According to Texas Lawyer, the panel of four attorneys only…
  • Jul 28

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'
    This morning, I received a text from the missus* who suggested that, in 2017, reprised legislation to limit police arresting motorists for Class C misdemeanors should be titled, "The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act." Clever gal. Bud Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Jul 30

    Metal on Metal Hip Implants Continue to Fail

    Metal on Metal Hip Implants Continue to Fail
    The epidemic of premature metal on metal hip implant failure continues surge at an alarming rate. DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet Magnum, Smith and Nephew, Wright Conserve, Zimmer Durom cup and Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, are among hip…
  • Jul 30

    Morcellator Hysterectomy and FDA Black Box Warning

    Morcellator Hysterectomy and FDA Black Box Warning
    Power morcellators are medical devices used to allow surgeons to cut up and remove fibroids through a minimally invasive incision in the abdomen. Over the past 2 years, medical experts have questioned the safety of the devices, since some…
  • Jul 9

    Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects and Lawsuits Increasing

    Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects and Lawsuits Increasing
    Xarelto is under fire, if you follow the allegations in the over 550 lawsuits filed to date. Xarelto is one of the newer oral anticoagulant medications that has been approved by the FDA. The federal Xarelto personal injury and product…
Rank this Week: 159

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: 183

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: 239

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC
    The cruise passenger injury lawyers of BBRC have been retained to represent a Louisiana woman who fell due to an unreasonably slippery deck aboard the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The slip and fall occurred on the ship's Lido deck. The…
  • May 18

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital
    A 29-year-old passenger is in ta Charleston, South Carolina hospital after being airlifted off the Disney Magic cruise ship last Saturday. Reports state that in the early morning hours the cruise ship requested assistance from the Coast…
  • May 14

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
    A sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes. Often times these attacks are unreported. Like most sexual assault situations, victims raped aboard cruise ships most often do not inform authorities. Sometimes, however, the…
Rank this Week: 254

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 243

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Jan 5

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

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

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

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

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
Rank this Week: 275

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: 278

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/
  • Jul 29

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud
    This week, a grand jury convened to hear evidence to determine whether Ken Paxton, the State’s Attorney General, should be indicted for first-degree felony charges alleging violations involving Texas securities fraud. If convicted, he…
  • Jul 24

    SEC Probes Whether Mutual Fund Managers Are Charging Investors Undisclosed Fee

    SEC Probes Whether Mutual Fund Managers Are Charging Investors Undisclosed Fee
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether Franklin Templeton, Oppenheimer Funds (OPY), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM), and other mutual fund managers are charging investors for fund fees that have not been fully…
  • Jul 23

    Puerto Rico Owes $5.4B of Bond Payment

    Puerto Rico Owes $5.4B of Bond Payment
    Puerto Rico owes investors $5.4 billion of bond payments in the next 12 months. A lot of this debt is for COFINA, which is sales tax debt, and securities that were sold by the Government Development Bank. As a result of the upcoming…
Rank this Week: 297

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/
  • Jul 29

    Section 285 Motion Denied

    Section 285 Motion Denied
    Following the Supreme Court's opinion in Octane Fitness changing the standard for award of attorneys fees under Section 285 in patent cases, 285 motions have become significantly more prevalent, providing a vehicle for judicial review of both…
  • Jul 28

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party

    Infringement Expert Disqualified Due To Prior Retention By Opposing Party
    In Mobile Telecomm's Technologies, LLC v. LG Elec's Mobilecomm USA, Inc., 2:13cv947 (7/22/15) the defendant moved to disqualify the plaintiffs infringement expert, noting that the expert had been retained by the defendant to serve as it's…
  • Jul 16

    TQP infringement verdict set aside: 2013 defense win rate in Marshall up to 91%

    TQP infringement verdict set aside: 2013 defense win rate in Marshall up to 91%
    Yesterday, Judge Gilstrap granted defendant Newegg's motion for judgment as a matter of law as to noninfringement in this case (the court stated that it was carrying rulings on the motion as it was directed to validity and damages and...
Rank this Week: 312

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney…

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Covers Texas DUI/DWI, blood tests, breath tests, and field sobriety tests. By Hunter Biederman.

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book - “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Mar 2

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book – “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Mar 2

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book – “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
Rank this Week: 335

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: 345

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/
  • Jul 31

    New Evident Shows that Xarelto Can Be Passed Down From Mother to Fetu

    New Evident Shows that Xarelto Can Be Passed Down From Mother to Fetu
    A recent study has revealed that mothers who take Xarelto can pass down the drug to their unborn child. When ingested during pregnancy, the anticoagulant transfers back and forth across the placenta between a mother and her fetus. The study…
  • Jul 30

    Firefighters Injured, Truck Driver Killed in Irving, Texas Highway Crash

    Firefighters Injured, Truck Driver Killed in Irving, Texas Highway Crash
    Pictured above: A scene from the accident  Over the weekend, a tragic accident occurred on Texas 183 that left one truck driver dead and several firefighters injured. The accident began when police and firefighters responded to an…
  • Jul 29

    Women Hit & Killed by Dump Truck in Union City, New Jersey

    Women Hit & Killed by Dump Truck in Union City, New Jersey
    Pictured above: The dump truck after the accident  Yesterday morning, an unidentified victim was struck by a dump truck in Union City, New Jersey. The accident happened on North Marginal Highway on the Route 495 West Service Road at Park…
Rank this Week: 421

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

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

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Four

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Four
    Corporate Counsel has published the final installment of “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.” In “Appealing an International Arbitration Award,” Ann Ryan Robertson, Derrick Carson, and David E. Harrell Jr.…
  • Jul 26

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Three

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Three
    Ann Ryan Robertson, Derrick Carson, and David E. Harrell Jr. have published Part Three of a four-part series entitled “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.” In “Rules for Appointing an Emergency Arbitrator,”…
  • Jul 24

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Two

    Drafting the International Arbitration Clause: Part Two
    Corporate Counsel has published the second installment of a four-part series entitled “Drafting the International Arbitration Clause.”
Rank this Week: 407

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 384

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: 463

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/
  • Jul 29

    Fifth Circuit Clears up “Mess” Regarding Stray Remark

    Fifth Circuit Clears up “Mess” Regarding Stray Remark
    There are some theories of law that some courts and most defense lawyers rely on to undermine otherwise good discrimination cases. One of those theories is the “stray remarks” doctrine. In general, the stray remarks doctrine holds…
  • Jul 28

    DOL Issues New Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor

    DOL Issues New Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor
    The Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, has issued new interpretative guidance regarding independent contractors. As I have mentioned before, many employers are trying to stretch the limits of independent contractors to include as…
  • Jul 22

    Wayne Wright Agrees to Consent Decree in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    Wayne Wright Agrees to Consent Decree in Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    Wayne Wright, LLP, whose motto is the law firm demands “respect and justice” for its clients, was sued for pregnancy based discrimination in 2015. The EEOC filed suit after Kendra Taylor-Andrews filed a complaint with the EEOC.…
Rank this Week: 582

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/
  • Apr 13

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291 (and its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005) now pending in the current session of the Texas Legislature would, if enacted into law, significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 30

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291, recently filed in the current session of the 84th Texas Legislature along with its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005, proposes to significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 16

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft
    This past Friday, March 13th, was the last day for the unrestricted filing of bills in the current regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature (certain restrictions will make it harder to file a bill between now and the end of the…
Rank this Week: 551

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: 540

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: 561

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Covers product defects and recalls. By Springer & Lyle, LLP.

http://springer-lyle.com/newsCMS/
  • Jul 31

    What is a Valid Last Will and Testament in Texas?

    What is a Valid Last Will and Testament in Texas?
    If a Will is going to be probated in Texas, it’s required to be in writing. It’s also required to comply with certain statutory requirements. If it fails to satisfy those requirements, a court could refuse to admit the Will to…
  • Jul 29

    What’s Title Insurance and Why Are We Required to Have It?

    What’s Title Insurance and Why Are We Required to Have It?
    Title insurance operates to protect a person’s loss of their interest in real estate because of defects in the title. So what is a defect in a title? It is a problem with title to your property that could be caused by a lien, mortgage…
  • Jul 21

    What are the Five Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?  

    What are the Five Most Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?  
    No matter how it occurs, the consequences of a spinal cord injury can be overwhelming for a victim and their family. The medical costs alone over the course of a lifetime are gigantic. Springer & Lyle is a premier Texas catastrophic…
Rank this Week: 942

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/
  • Jul 30

    Part I: Are You New to ASP? Resources of Interest

    Part I: Are You New to ASP? Resources of Interest
    If you have joined the academic support/bar preparation professional community for the first time, we welcome you to a rewarding career and wonderful group of colleagues. One thing that ASP is known for is collegiality. There are many…
  • Jul 29

    Visiting Assistant Professor Position at LaVerne

    Visiting Assistant Professor Position at LaVerne
    Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Academic & Bar Readiness This position is currently being filled as a one-year visiting position. The position will be reposted and filled permanently next year, for 2016-2017. The…
  • Jul 21

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Associate Director of Bar Preparation

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law Associate Director of Bar Preparation
    Job Description JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Bar Preparation DEPARTMENT: Academic Success & Bar Preparation REPORTS TO: Director of Bar Preparation POSITION SUPERVISES: Work Study Students POSITION STATUS: Full-time, Exempt GENERAL…
Rank this Week: 692

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jul 28

    End-of-Year Bonuses? Possible Tax Pitfalls!

    End-of-Year Bonuses? Possible Tax Pitfalls!
    After stepping down from running the family oil business (see last month’s article), Jed Clampett runs Mama’s Fried Pies, his late wife Rose Ellen’s fried pie business. With business booming, Jed decides to hire Elly May as…
  • Jul 28

    Open Carry? Or Not?

    Open Carry? Or Not?
    Police Chief Steroid McMuscles reported that Colt Glockenhand who entered Wally-Mart with a shotgun was not charged with “engaging in the lawful open carry of a pump-action shotgun” – a violation of the Cut and Shoot town…
  • Jun 22

    Closely-Held Shareholder Derivative Actions are Alive and Well in Texa

    Closely-Held Shareholder Derivative Actions are Alive and Well in Texa
    After 30 years of running his family-owned business, Hillbilly Oil Co., Jed Clampett decided to retire in 2013. The board of directors elects Jethro Bodine as Hillbilly’s President and Elly May as Vice President. Both Jethro and Elly…
Rank this Week: 937

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 734

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

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

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

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold

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

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test
    You’d think we were all watching different videos given the reaction to the McKinney pool party videos. Conservatives and authoritarians lining up to defend Casebolt against the THUGS (which feels like a substitute for a racial slur)…
Rank this Week: 769

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: 689

Texas Construction Law Blog

Texas Construction Law Blog

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Implied Warranties: Part One (Goods)

    Implied Warranties: Part One (Goods)
    Texas law imposes certain implied warranties on the sale of goods, regardless of whether the warranties are mentioned in the contract.  In particular, Texas law creates the warranty of “merchantability” and the warranty that…
  • Dec 19

    Filing a Lien When the Work is Done for a Tenant Rather Than an Owner

    Filing a Lien When the Work is Done for a Tenant Rather Than an Owner
    Commercial landlords often allow commercial tenants to construct a buildout tailored to their business (e.g., retail stores, restaurants, redesigning office space, etc.)  Such tenants hire general contractors who in turn hire…
  • Dec 13

    How to Perfect and Enforce a Mineral Lien: Six Step

    How to Perfect and Enforce a Mineral Lien: Six Step
    If you furnish labor or materials to an oil or gas well and are not paid, then you should consider filing a mineral lien.  Below are the steps to perfect a mineral lien. 1.  Identify the well and the chain of contract. The best way…
Rank this Week: 962

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: 659

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: 661

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: 809

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/
  • Jul 31

    Repeat Drunk Driver Gets Life Sentence For Death of Child in FW

    Repeat Drunk Driver Gets Life Sentence For Death of Child in FW
    Long Prison Term Reflects the True Impact of the Crime A Fort Worth court sentenced a severely intoxicated driver who killed a young boy to 50 years in prison on Wednesday. And Stewart Richardson had a whopping six prior DWI…
  • Jul 30

    What To Do After a Car or Truck Crash

    What To Do After a Car or Truck Crash
    A car wreck may cause you to lose conscousness and will certainly leave you stunned. But how you respond in the minutes following the crash and the days ahead can improve recovery of your health and greatly assit your legal…
  • Jul 29

    Bill Berenson Injury Law To Sponsor 2015 Walk Like MADD

    Bill Berenson Injury Law To Sponsor 2015 Walk Like MADD
    My firm is honored to again be the Title Sponsor of the Fort Worth Walk and Dash Like MADD. I just had the pleasure of meeting with Jason Derscheid, the Executive Director for North Texas, to discuss the event. Mothers Against Drunk…
Rank this Week: 1252

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1565

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    The USPTO Updates Patent Eligibility Guide

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

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Open-Access-PolicyOn January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1027

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
  • Jul 29

    The Complexity of Estate Planning in Blended Familie

    The Complexity of Estate Planning in Blended Familie
    According to a Pew Research Study, more than 4 in 10 Americans are part of a blended family.  And while 7 in 10 are satisfied with their step-family relationships, the study revealed that people typically feel a stronger sense of…
  • Jul 13

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couple

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couple
    For many years, the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) prevented the federal government from recognizing marriages of same-sex couples. As a result, same-sex couples could not take advantage of federal laws, which barred them from…
  • Jul 1

    Estate Planning for Alzheimer’

    Estate Planning for Alzheimer’
      I was recently reminded that incapacity is something that can happen at any age. Someone I know was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s disease at just 47 years of age. A new client has also been diagnosed with…
Rank this Week: 1418

Lenders 360

Lenders 360

Provides news, information and commentary on important issues affecting the financial services industry. By Higier Allen & Lautin, P.C.

http://www.lenders360blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Sometimes Your Collateral is Source Code, which is Actually Nothing

    Sometimes Your Collateral is Source Code, which is Actually Nothing
    We are well out of the .com bubble, but tech companies still form and fail.  For the lenders brave enough to lend to the tech companies developing software, the collateral is often the source code which is the nuts and bolts of an…
  • Jun 14

    The Only Thing Worse Than a Claim in Bankruptcy is Claim Subordination

    The Only Thing Worse Than a Claim in Bankruptcy is Claim Subordination
    Claim subordination is the opposite of alchemy.  In most bankruptcy cases, creditors might look for ways to improve their treatment.  Claim subordination in the bankruptcy code provides a mechanism to force a creditor to receive…
  • Jun 7

    A Lender’s First Line of Defense May be the Debtor’s Own Chapter 11 Plan

    A Lender’s First Line of Defense May be the Debtor’s Own Chapter 11 Plan
    On occasion I have thought that a chapter 11 bankruptcy case is somewhat analogous to a trip on a plane in a few ways. Among other analogous events, consider checking a bag and then forgetting to pick it up on the conveyor belt after the…
Rank this Week: 1492

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Will the Trustee Come to My Home?

    Will the Trustee Come to My Home?
    Debtors commonly ask, “Will the trustee come to my home?” The quick answer is “No.” Well, that’s the correct answer almost always. Just like every other “certain” rule in bankruptcy, there are…
  • Jul 9

    Families Fight to Keep College Tuition from Bankruptcy Trustee

    Families Fight to Keep College Tuition from Bankruptcy Trustee
    As reported by the Wall Street Journal, there is a growing trend among bankruptcy trustees to recover college tuition paid by bankruptcy debtors on behalf of their children. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, a trustee can sue to take back money…
  • Jul 2

    Partner Majed Nachawati appointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee

    Partner Majed Nachawati appointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee
    We are proud to announce that Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is highly prestigious, as…
Rank this Week: 1211

Parker McDonald Law

Parker McDonald Law

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

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

    First Two Pennsylvania Royalty Lawsuits Set For Trial Against Chesapeake

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

    Ten Back-To-Back Royalty Trials Set Against Chesapeake

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

    Trial Date Set for Tarrant County Royalty Suit Against Chesapeake

    Trial Date Set for Tarrant County Royalty Suit Against Chesapeake
    FORT WORTH – The first of hundreds of North Texas royalty lawsuits filed against Chesapeake Energy by the McDonald Law Firm has been set for trial early next year in Tarrant County. State District Judge Dana Womack set the trial for…
Rank this Week: 1011

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/
  • Jul 21

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

    Texas divorce case law update: grounds for divorce must be proven
    This case law update focuses on Alvarez v. Alvarez, an April 2015 case out of the San Antonio Court of Appeals. Husband filed for divorce on the no-fault grounds of insupportability. Wife answered but failed to appear at the final trial…
  • Jul 14

    Case law update: international divorce precludes subsequent divorce in America

    Case law update: international divorce precludes subsequent divorce in America
    This case law update focuses on the Ashfaq v. Ashfaq case out of Houston’s 1st District Court of Appeals. The question involved whether a divorce previously granted under the laws of Pakistan was effective to preclude a later-filed…
  • Jul 7

    Changing the legal definition of marriage

    Changing the legal definition of marriage
    Recent events have forced Texas and other states to change how the law looks at marriage. There is a lot of debate among Americans as to the relation between the legal definition of marriage and the religious definition of marriage. The U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1098

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1701

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Jul 7

    Marijuana - Understanding the Law. Live Podcast Interview.

    Marijuana - Understanding the Law. Live Podcast Interview.
    Live Podcast Interview with Chris Legier @ Show 1002 Guest: Gilbert Garcia, Attorney Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm Topics Include: How do the recent laws concerning marijuana prohibition apply to freedom and citizens rights? What should I do if…
  • Jun 18

    Elements of a Traditional Wiretap

    Elements of a Traditional Wiretap
    The government intercepts the phone calls of suspect criminals through the use of a wiretap. Wiretaps are search warrants that allow a law enforcement agency to eavesdrop on phone calls or internet communications (E.g. cell, land line, Skype…
  • Jun 11

    The Basics of How a Wiretap Work

    The Basics of How a Wiretap Work
    Every American citizen has a reasonable expectation of privacy. This Constitutional protection applies to many aspects of modern life. It extends over things such as a person's house, car, and telephone. However, the government can get past…
Rank this Week: 1581

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Don't Try These at Home: Good-Sounding Ideas that Lead to Conflict

    Don't Try These at Home: Good-Sounding Ideas that Lead to Conflict
    Although I am all for compromise, creativity and maximum contact with the kids for both parents, I have to recommend against using the following, based on my experience in actual cases.1.  Frequent phone calls to the children.  Many…
  • Jun 1

    Creative Ways to Pay Your Attorney

    Creative Ways to Pay Your Attorney
    One of the main reasons why people change attorneys in the middle of  divorces and other court cases is inability to pay for the attorney.  Attorneys prefer to not withdraw and often will be patient up to a point, but they can't…
  • May 26

    Tuesday Tips: How an Attorney Helps in Mediation

    Tuesday Tips: How an Attorney Helps in Mediation
    Mediation is a great process for resolving disputes. I'm not neutral on the topic because I am also a mediator, and I have been promoting mediation for over 20 years.  It's a peaceful way to resolve cases and the parties usually come out…
Rank this Week: 1125

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: 1626

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    The Real Ownership of American Oil & Gas Companies: Oil Companies Are US!

    The Real Ownership of American Oil & Gas Companies: Oil Companies Are US!
    The ownership of oil and natural gas companies may not be what people commonly think it is or expect it to be. The fact is that over 80% of the ownership of oil and gas companies in America is held by private individuals, either in their…
  • Jun 19

    The Relationship between Texas Oil Prices and Texas Land Value

    The Relationship between Texas Oil Prices and Texas Land Value
    There is no denying the importance of the Texas oil and gas industry to the Texas economy. A less obvious impact is the effect of oil and gas prices on Texas land values. Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center released an…
  • Jun 12

    New Oil and Gas Drilling Technology in Texas: The Pros and Cons of “Zipper Frac”

    New Oil and Gas Drilling Technology in Texas: The Pros and Cons of “Zipper Frac”
    There is a new technology developed by Texas Tech University called “zipper frac.” It is a hydraulic fracturing process, which serves to fracture the subterranean rock formations by using pressurized liquid. Texas Tech University…
Rank this Week: 1020

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/
  • Jun 1

    In-state tuition for undocumented still the law in Texa

    In-state tuition for undocumented still the law in Texa
    Attempts to change Texas Education Code §543.052 to exclude persons "not authorized under federal statute to be present in the United States" from being considered as Texas residents eligible to pay in-state tuition were not…
  • May 26

    5th Circuit keeps DAPA and expanded DACA on hold

    5th Circuit keeps DAPA and expanded DACA on hold
    Today the 5th Circuit refused to lift the injunction on Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Children (DACA+). In a split decision (2-1), the court ruled that the government has not made a case for going forward…
  • May 18

    Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607

    Immigration Court Backlog Rises to 445,607
    A TRAC Immigration report released on Friday shows that the number of cases awaiting resolution in the Immigration Courts has reached 445,607, an increase of 9.2 percent increase since the beginning of the fiscal year (October 2014). Only…
Rank this Week: 1153