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Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Aug 1

    John Stewart Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Highway 7 in Falls County, Texa

    John Stewart Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Highway 7 in Falls County, Texa
    Falls County, TX — John Stewart was one of two people killed in a single-vehicle accident in Falls County, Texas, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The accident took place that morning. Stewart was one of four people traveling to a music…
  • Aug 1

    Motorcyclist Injured in Car Accident on Interstate 35 in San Antonio, Texa

    Motorcyclist Injured in Car Accident on Interstate 35 in San Antonio, Texa
    San Antonio, TX — A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with critical injuries after crashing into the back of an SUV on the Interstate 35 frontage road near Starlight Terrace on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Around 4:30 in the afternoon,…
  • Aug 1

    Woman Injured in Rollover Accident on Interstate 37 in San Antonio, Texa

    Woman Injured in Rollover Accident on Interstate 37 in San Antonio, Texa
    San Antonio, TX — A woman was hospitalized with critical injuries after a rollover accident in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The accident took place on Interstate 37, near Military Drive. The woman was taken to…
Rank this Week: 86

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

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

    Wearable tech and the corrections market

    Wearable tech and the corrections market
    GPS ankle monitor: Looks uncomfortableLately, your correspondent has been fiddling in my spare time with a hobbyist-level wearable technology project involving a couple of cheap sensors (which soon will be) wired into a pair of gloves to…
  • Jul 31

    Roundup: Expensive jails, paid-for pols, broken grand juries, and flawed forensic

    Roundup: Expensive jails, paid-for pols, broken grand juries, and flawed forensic
    Here are a few odds and ends that haven't made it into full, individual posts since my return from Mexico City but which still deserve Grits readers attention:This week in Cow Town: Hair microscopy and other forensic conundrumsThe Forensic…
  • Jul 30

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u
    The Austin Statesman on Sunday published an extended investigative piece on Texas' beefed up border security efforts and posed the simple but controversial question: "Do border surges work?" The article tracks several themes examined on Grits…
Rank this Week: 96

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 119

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: 157

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: 163

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/
Rank this Week: 189

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 1

    "Picking the Court: Jurisdiction, Venue, Removal and Remand in Federal Court" - MCS article in The Advocate

    "Picking the Court: Jurisdiction, Venue, Removal and Remand in Federal Court" - MCS article in The Advocate
    I returned from vacation this morning to find the latest issue of the State Bar Litigation Section's quarterly publication The Advocate in my in box. This summer's symposium issue is Litigating in Federal Court, with my article "Picking the…
  • Jul 2

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent

    Ongoing Royalty Set at Five Percent
    Bianco MD v. Globus Medical Inc., 2:12-cv-00147 (7/1/2014) Judge: William C. Bryson Holding: Ongoing royalty set at 5% The jury in this case found that defendant Globus Medical, Inc. had misappropriated trade secrets belonging to the…
  • Jul 2

    Marshall Status Conference

    Marshall Status Conference
    It's status conference week in Marshall, with nonpatent cases up Monday afternoon, and patent cases yesterday afternoon. That means I spent this morning analyzing the settings to provide clients and cocounsel with information on time to trial…
Rank this Week: 266

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

    Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14
    Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. …
  • Jun 25

    Guided tour of the new Lexis Advance... coming this summer!

    Guided tour of the new Lexis Advance... coming this summer!
  • Jun 19

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation

    How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation
    Lower the fear of having incomplete or wrong information on a deal, leaving errors in a document, or missing good precedent. Take 30 minutes at the AALL Annual Meeting to attend our AALL Theater Presentation/Exhibitor Showcase:How to Help…
Rank this Week: 273

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

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

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Aug 1

    Rental Car Agency Asked GM to Investigate Cobalt

    Rental Car Agency Asked GM to Investigate Cobalt
    New documents show that rental car companies such as Enterprise repeatedly implored General Motors to investigate fatal Chevrolet Cobalt accidents.
  • Aug 1

    One Dead in Austin Tractor-Trailer Accident

    One Dead in Austin Tractor-Trailer Accident
    A collision involving two tractor-trailers in Austin on Wednesday morning has left one man dead. The crash happened on southbound I-35 at about 3:30 in the morning.
  • Aug 1

    Hyundai Sonatas Recalled - Gear-Shift Defect

    Hyundai Sonatas Recalled - Gear-Shift Defect
    Hyundai has recently announced a recall affecting approximately 883,000 Sonata sedans due to a potential problem with the transmission gear shift.
Rank this Week: 292

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/
  • Jul 29

    We Won't Tell What To Do Until After We Punish You For Not Doing It

    We Won't Tell What To Do Until After We Punish You For Not Doing It
    The CFPB isn't the only federal government agency that is promulgating new "regulations" by enforcement action. According to yesterday's American Banker (paid subscription required), the OCC's been playing the same game, especially…
  • Jul 27

    Shaming The Shamele

    Shaming The Shamele
    While we're sure it's merely a coincidence, hot on the heels of the letter that Rep. Pete Sessions sent to the Treasury Department's Inspector General that complained about the repeated failure of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue a...
  • Jul 23

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer
    *Mayer Brown published a client alert last week about the CFPB's recent squeezing of $10 million in blood out of the turnip known as ACE Cash Express, a (surprise! surprise!) payday lender. The Adjustment Bureau determined that ACE is not...
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Jun 6

    Illinois Ovarian Cancer Injury Talcum Baby Powder Lawsuit

    Illinois Ovarian Cancer Injury Talcum Baby Powder Lawsuit
    An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over their talcum powder products. Lynne Cebulske alleges that she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder for…
  • Jun 6

    Texas Androgel Testosterone Gel Heart Attack Injury Lawsuit

    Texas Androgel Testosterone Gel Heart Attack Injury Lawsuit
    David Lyon from Texas recently filed a product liability personal injury lawsuit against the makers of Androgel. Lyon alleges that testosterone gel side effects caused a myocardial infarction or heart attack and that the manufacturer mislead…
  • Jun 6

    Boston Scientific Trans Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Update

    Boston Scientific Trans Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Update
    Boston Scientific is exposed to more than 10,000 federal product liability lawsuits filed by women who experienced injuries from transvaginal mesh products implanted for repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or female stress urinary…
Rank this Week: 357

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Jul 13

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa

    Immigrant Activist Protest Jack Harwell Detention Center holding immigrants in Waco Texa
    WACO, Texas - Immigrant activists from all over Texas gathered Saturday, July 12th to protest the detention of immigrants in the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) houses 250 detainees at…
  • Jul 10

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie

    August 2014 Visa Bulletin: movement forward in family categorie
    August 2014 Visa Bulletin The Visa Bulletin for August 2014 was released yesterday. All of the family categories from Mexico EXCEPT 2A (spouses and children of LPRs) moved forward at least 2 weeks. The F2A category for Mexico remained at…
  • Jul 10

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

    For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can
    NPR News by John Burnett (Austin) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings. The class-action…
Rank this Week: 391

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: 451

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
  • Jul 28

    There is No Humane Method of Execution

    There is No Humane Method of Execution
    On July 21, 2014, Arizona convicted murderer John Rudolph Woods became the fourth condemned inmate this year to die in a “botched” lethal injection execution in this country. He spent… read more →
  • Jul 22

    RELIABILITY OF VIDEOTAPED CONFESSIONS IN DEBATE

    RELIABILITY OF VIDEOTAPED CONFESSIONS IN DEBATE
    Courts generally consider the evidentiary power of confessions to be uniquely persuasive of guilt. In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court Arizona v. Fulminante found that a confession is unlike any… read more →
  • Jun 29

    Texas Court Sets Hurdles in Intentional Forensic Misconduct Case

    Texas Court Sets Hurdles in Intentional Forensic Misconduct Case
    In January 2012 the Texas Department of Public Safety realized it had a major problem with one of its employees—a forensic scientist named Jonathan Salvador who had been employed with… read more →
Rank this Week: 450

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/
  • Jul 8

    Federal civil rights violations and statute of limitation

    Federal civil rights violations and statute of limitation
    What is the limitations period for Section 1983 and 1985 claims?  "Although there is no federal statute of limitations for civil rights violations alleged under [section] 1983, `courts construing [section] 1983 "borrow" the forum state's…
  • May 2

    Prevailing party status for attorney fee award purpose

    Prevailing party status for attorney fee award purpose
    WHEN IS A PARTY A PREVAILING PARTY SO AS TO BE ENTITLED TO HAVE THE OPPONENT PAY HIS OR HER ATTORNEY'S FEES UNDER STATUTE OR CONTRACT?  Under the American Rule, attorney's fees are recoverable only if authorized by statute or by…
  • May 1

    Rule 11 Agreement must be in writing and filed with the court

    Rule 11 Agreement must be in writing and filed with the court
    WHAT REQUIREMENTS DOES RULE 11 AGREEMENT HAVE TO SATISFY TO BE ENFORCEABLE? A Rule 11 agreement must be in writing and signed and filed with the court unless it is made in open court. See TEX.R.CIV.P. 11. The filing requirement creates the…
Rank this Week: 448

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jul 24

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned
    When Wei Wong, owner of Sushi Mushi, a popular Japanese food bistro in Texas, installed a phone add-on to take credit and debit card payments straight from his employees’ phones, his revenues skyrocketed. Yesterday the Feds told…
  • Jul 24

    Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor License

    Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor License
    Regardless of their personal stance on any hot-button social issue, most business owners do not want their place of business to be the focus of demonstrations on that issue – wisely so, because rarely does being the focus of a political…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

    Happy Fourth of July Weekend!
    Sure, fireworks are fun, but be cautious and careful. Below are Texas’ Top 10 fireworks laws (but remember, laws may vary county to county) reposted from our July 2008 blog. For a great Independence Day Parade, check out the Rotary Club…
Rank this Week: 490

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Jul 16

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot
      The Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) slapped Ace cash express with a $5 million dollar fine and ordered $5 million in restitution and refunds to borrowers. The CFPB found that “Ace used false threats, intimidation, and harassing…
  • Jul 15

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment
      Springtime is supposed to be a joyful time for those who have graduated from college. However, for many members of the class of 2014, graduation means that they have left their student lifestyle behind, and they are about to meet their…
  • Jul 11

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?
    The Supreme Court finally addressed the issue of when an IRA does not count as a retirement account. For nearly ten years, the question of whether inherited IRAs are protected during bankruptcy has gone unanswered. Finally, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Jun 24

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

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

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

    Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course
    The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular…
  • May 30

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website

    State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website
    As co-chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section’s Website Committee, I am pleased to share that the Section’s completely revamped website is now live at www.tex-app.org. The redesigned site allows visitors easy access to…
Rank this Week: 496

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Aug 1

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final Rule Protecting Three Flower

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final Rule Protecting Three Flower
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule (pdf) protecting three flowers under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The three flowers -- the Short's bladderpod (Physaria globosa), fleshy-fruit gladecress…
  • Jul 30

    House Passes ESA Reform Package

    House Passes ESA Reform Package
    On July 29, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform legislation introduced by members of the House Natural Resources Committee. As previously reported, the legislation consists of four bills seeking…
  • Jul 24

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant
    On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered species…
Rank this Week: 532

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 29

    Digital and virtual assets as part of the marital estate and division of property

    Digital and virtual assets as part of the marital estate and division of property
    Our lives are becoming more and more connected to technology. Without even thinking about it, spouses may have digital or virtual assets with value to the community estate that should be considered in the division at divorce.  Chris…
  • Jul 22

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered
    A point of confusion for many in the family law context is the viability of a rule 11 agreement to settle an issue or a whole case.  Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure provides that an agreement between lawyers in a case is…
  • Jul 16

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce

    Becoming a Partner -- Ownership Interest in Divorce
    I was asked recently about whether becoming a partner in a professional company creates community or separate property.  The Husband worked for a firm prior to marriage and shortly before the marriage was offered a partnership interest…
Rank this Week: 571

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

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

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 565

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/
  • Jul 31

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion

    Loss Of Use - Another Opinion
    Attorneys handling insurance cases will run into situations dealing with "loss of use" claims. The Waco Court of Appeals issued an opinion in June of 2014, that is worth reading. The style of the case is, American Alternative…
  • Jul 29

    Homeowners Policy And Fire

    Homeowners Policy And Fire
    Insurance law attorneys will one day see a claim wherein the insurance company is denying a fire loss by asserting that the fire was the result of arson by the homeowner. The Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] issued an...
  • Jul 27

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation

    Prompt Payment Penalty Calculation
    Texas insurance law lawyers need to be able to calculate how the Prompt Payment Act when calculating damages. A 2008, Fort Worth Court of Appeals case is good to read for guidance. The style of the case is, GuideOne Lloyds...
Rank this Week: 623

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/
  • Jul 29

    Free CLE course to focus on roles of lawyers, law enforcement in unaccompanied minors case

    Free CLE course to focus on roles of lawyers, law enforcement in unaccompanied minors case
    A free continuing legal education course Thursday in Houston will focus on the rights of unaccompanied children crossing the Texas border and the duties of federal, state, and local governments in handling the cases. The Harris County…
  • Jul 25

    State Bar of Texas launches webpage for lawyers interested in helping unaccompanied minor

    State Bar of Texas launches webpage for lawyers interested in helping unaccompanied minor
    The State Bar of Texas has launched a new webpage to keep attorneys informed of ways they can volunteer to help serve the legal needs of unaccompanied minors who are arriving in our courts system. Through texasbar.com/volunteer, the State Bar…
  • Jul 23

    New law practice management website offers helpful resources and CLE

    New law practice management website offers helpful resources and CLE
    The Law Practice Management Committee of the State Bar of Texas has launched a website, available at texaslawpracticemanagment.com, that features the popular how-to brochures used by solo and small firm practitioners. While much of this…
Rank this Week: 658

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 637

Church Law Group Blog

Church Law Group Blog

Focuses on all aspects of law related to churches, ministries and ministry-related nonprofit organizations. By Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C.

http://churchlawgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming ‘shadow of its former self’

    State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming ‘shadow of its former self’
    The State Department issued a dire report Monday on the state of religious freedom around the world, with an alarming warning that the Christian presence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East is becoming a “shadow of its former…
  • Jul 23

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Endangers Religious Liberty

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Endangers Religious Liberty
    President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity – ignoring the pleas of Christian and other faith leaders to include an exemption…
  • Jul 7

    When can .CHURCH domain names be registered?

    When can .CHURCH domain names be registered?
    One of frequently asked questions is: “when can I get a .CHURCH domain name?”  Now there’s an answer for that! For the .CHURCH TLD (top-level domain), ICANN has recently made known these registration dates: Sunrise…
Rank this Week: 690

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/
  • Jul 30

    New White Paper on Use of Water by Texas Exploration Industry

    New White Paper on Use of Water by Texas Exploration Industry
    The Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank, has published a draft white paper on the exploration industry's use of water in Texas. The draft paper, "Sustainable Water Management in the Texas Oil and Gas Industry," was written by…
  • Jul 29

    Jimmy McAllen's Judgment Against Forest Oil Affirmed

    Jimmy McAllen's Judgment Against Forest Oil Affirmed
    Jimmy McAllen's battle against Forest Oil has moved one step closer to conclusion. Last week the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals affirmed an arbitration award of more than $20 million against Forest Oil for environmental and other damages to…
  • Jul 23

    Texas Railroad Commission Proposes New Rule on Authority of Pipelines to Condemn Private Property

    Texas Railroad Commission Proposes New Rule on Authority of Pipelines to Condemn Private Property
    The Texas Railroad Commission has published a proposed rule that will change how pipelines are classified as "common carriers" and "gas utilities." That classification determines whether pipelines can exercise the power of eminent domain --…
Rank this Week: 693

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 677

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: 689

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Aug 1

    Non-dischargeable Student Loan

    Non-dischargeable Student Loan
     A statute of limitation is a law that limits the amount of time that a plaintiff or prosecutor has for filing a legal action. Most crimes have a statute of limitations which varies from state to state. For misdemeanors, like petty theft…
  • Jul 31

    BANKRUPTCY TRAP: Divorce after Bankruptcy

    BANKRUPTCY TRAP: Divorce after Bankruptcy
    As one court put it, “Neither knaves nor fools should be representing debtors who need legal assistance.” Bankruptcy law is not for the inexperienced, imprudent, or unprepared. Take, for example, a very common situation: divorce…
  • Jul 30

    What's in a Name?

    What's in a Name?
     A bankruptcy case is part lawsuit, part financial accounting. Before filing bankruptcy, the debtor must make a good faith effort to account for and disclose all of his creditors and debts; monthly income and expenses; and describe and…
Rank this Week: 800

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 30

    How Do You Pay For Medical Bills From Your Auto Accident?

    How Do You Pay For Medical Bills From Your Auto Accident?
    An article in today's paper sadly reports that 44% of people in the Dallas area are "drowning in debt" -- most often due to hospital and doctor charges from motor vehicle collisions. How does this happen? And how can it be prevented? People…
  • Jul 29

    Latest On GM Recalls -- Claims And Lawsuit Information

    Latest On GM Recalls -- Claims And Lawsuit Information
    Bill Berenson Injury Law is investigating claims for people who were injured or for the familes of those who were tragically killed in collisions involving GM vehicles that have been recalled due to defective ignition switches or other…
  • Jul 25

    Three Fort Worth Motorcycle Riders Injured During Charity Ride

    Three Fort Worth Motorcycle Riders Injured During Charity Ride
    No sooner does this blog issue warnings about drivers being alert for motorcycle riders than another horrifying collision takes place in the Metroplex. A van plowed into a group of 60 motorcycle riders this weekend while they were raising…
Rank this Week: 730

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/
  • Jul 9

    Miami Boat Accidents and a Little Known Law

    Miami Boat Accidents and a Little Known Law
    Boat accidents are nothing new in Miami. Sun, fun, inexperienced operators and alcohol all play a role in both recent and past boating tragedies. After such horrific events there is a public outcry for more law enforcement and tougher laws…
  • Jul 7

    Another Biscayne Bay Boat Crash Claims Live

    Another Biscayne Bay Boat Crash Claims Live
    It seems every holiday weekend someone has lost their life in a boat crash on Biscayne Bay. Ernesto Hernandez was killed in May when a boat operated by DJ Laz backed over him on Nixon Beach in Key Biscayne. On Memorial Day Weekend, Giovanna…
  • Jun 17

    Florida Snorkeler Dies after being Run Over by Boat

    Florida Snorkeler Dies after being Run Over by Boat
    A Florida snorkeler was run over and killed in Jupiter Inlet. Andrew Harris and Nicole Kapfer were snorkeling on June 8th when two motor boats entered the Jupiter Inlet. The lead boat was able to avoid the snorkelers. Unfortunately, the…
Rank this Week: 731

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: 753

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: 775

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 861

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jul 9

    Biscayne Bay Boat Accident Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak

    Biscayne Bay Boat Accident Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak
    Our law firm has been retained by a deckhand who was injured while working aboard a recreational boat on Biscayne Bay. Court papers allege our client was cleaning up after a party when the owner of the boat collided with a piling located…
  • Jun 18

    Solstice Crew Member Sues Celebrity Cruises for Back Injury

    Solstice Crew Member Sues Celebrity Cruises for Back Injury
    The cruise attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have brought suit against Celebrity Cruises for their negligence in causing a significant back injury to an Indian crew member who worked as a pastry chef aboard the Celebrity Solstice. The…
  • May 24

    Carnival Cruise Sexual Assault Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak

    Carnival Cruise Sexual Assault Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak
    The cruise attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained by a Texas woman who was sexually assaulted in a ladies restroom aboard the Carnival Magic. At approximately 1:30 am on May 3rd, 2014, the victim was sexually assaulted by…
Rank this Week: 889

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Signing Only Means You Received the Written Warning

    Signing Only Means You Received the Written Warning
    Employers, if they are doing their job, should counsel an employee in writing for a serious offense. Part of that counseling is the need to verify that the employee has received the written warning and understands it. That is why the employer…
  • Jul 30

    Worker Happiness Leads to Higher Profit

    Worker Happiness Leads to Higher Profit
    A recent study indicates that happy workers are good for profits. The challenge in this study is that successful companies may result in happier employees. Or, is it the other way around, do happy employees lead to successful companies? The…
  • Jul 28

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination
    Often when a new boss comes in or when a company simply changes hands, you find your job at risk. We would all like to know as soon as possible if our job is at risk. So, what are some good warning signs that you may be fired soon? The ABA…
Rank this Week: 984

Mass Torts: State of the Art

Mass Torts: State of the Art

Covers the science, politics and economics of mass torts. By Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

http://www.masstortsstateoftheart.com
  • May 14

    A Plaintiff Win and a Very Good Daubert Opinion from the U.S. Ninth Court of Appeal

    A Plaintiff Win and a Very Good Daubert Opinion from the U.S. Ninth Court of Appeal
    ... we have a universally recognized Supreme Court, to which all disputes are taken eventually, and from whose verdict there is no appeal. I refer, of course, to direct experimental observation of the facts.  E. T. Jaynes,…
  • Apr 21

    Three Straw Men on a Witch Hunt

    Three Straw Men on a Witch Hunt
    He who is accused of sorcery should never be acquitted, unless the malice of the prosecutor be clearer than the sun; for it is so difficult to bring full proof of this secret crime, that out of a million witches not one would be convicted if…
  • Apr 3

    Discretization

    Discretization
    Some months ago we decided to put Discretizations on hiatus while we tried to figure out what to do about the tsunami of scientific papers washing up on PubMed (which was already piled deep in the flotsam and jetsam of publish or perish) now…
Rank this Week: 993

The Appellate Record

The Appellate Record

Covers appellate law, cases, and issues. By Andrews Kurth LLP.

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

    Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

    Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
    Well, are you? Smarter than a fifth grader? And if you insist that you are, is that a good thing? I spend a good portion of every day taking lousy writing and changing it into something better, sometimes even persuasive. (To be fair, some of…
  • Aug 15

    And The Winner Is . . .

    And The Winner Is . . .
    The Supreme Court of Texas is meeting in conference today,  August 15. It's the first conference in a while, given the summer court schedule. But without even warming up or stretching out, the court is managing to sandwich four days of…
  • Aug 8

    Secrets in the Twitter Age

    Secrets in the Twitter Age
    "Rien ne pèse tant que un secret." That's what La Fontaine said. For Luddite Americans like me, it means, "Nothing weighs more than a secret." On the theory that a picture is worth a thousand French quotes, take a look at the…
Rank this Week: 941

Plano Criminal Lawyer Blog

Plano Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.planocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case
    As reported by NBC, Bennett Barbour from Williamsburg Virginia was convicted decades ago for the rape of a William and Mary college student at an off-campus apartment. He had served more than four years for the crime he did not commit.…
  • Nov 14

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case
    As reported by NBC, Bennett Barbour from Williamsburg Virginia was convicted decades ago for the rape of a William and Mary college student at an off-campus apartment. He had served more than four years for the crime he did not commit.…
  • Oct 22

    Man Set Free After Wrongful Conviction

    Man Set Free After Wrongful Conviction
    As reported by CBS News, Michael Morton, a Texas grocery store employee who spent almost 25 years in prison for beating his wife was set free after a DNA test showed another man was responsible. Morton's attorney said that the prosecutors and…
Rank this Week: 902

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: 913

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    How to Avoid Fumbling the Football in the Red Zone of Retirement

    How to Avoid Fumbling the Football in the Red Zone of Retirement
    The 6 Documents You Need for Your Estate Plan Playbook The start of football season may be months away, but the game’s on the minds of many after the NFL draft. Minicamps are gearing up and team personnel are organizing ……
  • Jul 31

    Long-Term Care Crisis Prompts More Aggressive Collection Tactic

    Long-Term Care Crisis Prompts More Aggressive Collection Tactic
    Insurance Industry Expert Shares Tips for Protecting  Your Family from “Filial” Support Laws Most people do not understand filial support laws, which are spreading to more states – 28 and counting, says insurance…
  • Jul 30

    Three Lessons on Retirement Planning from Two Classic Old Car

    Three Lessons on Retirement Planning from Two Classic Old Car
    3 Lessons on Retirement Planning  from 2 Classic Old Cars Financial Advisor Shares Tips for Pre-Retirees Classic car aficionado David Rosell, CEO of Rosell Wealth Management and author of “Failure is NOT an Option,”…
Rank this Week: 1124

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Jul 31

    10 Reasons Why Your Client Development Efforts Are Not Working

    10 Reasons Why Your Client Development Efforts Are Not Working
    A lawyer once told me he was trying to develop business, but nothing was working. What are the potential reasons a young energetic lawyer is not finding success?  Here are 10 potential reasons: You just do good work. You bought into the…
  • Jul 29

    If Your Clients Could Choose Your Law Firm’s Vision and Core Value

    If Your Clients Could Choose Your Law Firm’s Vision and Core Value
    Your law firm’s success depends on attracting, retaining and expanding relationships with your clients. Could that possibly be a topic for brainstorming at your next law firm retreat or meeting? If your clients could choose, what would…
  • Jul 24

    What Skills do Rainmakers Have?

    What Skills do Rainmakers Have?
    I recently gave a presentation and a young lawyer asked: What skills do rainmakers have?  Generally rainmakers have a high degree of emotional intelligence. There are plenty of books on emotional intelligence. If you are interested in my…
Rank this Week: 1118

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, debt and foreclosures. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Moving On After Bankruptcy

    Moving On After Bankruptcy
    One thing that often holds people back from the debt relief they desperately need is the fear of the stigma associated with filing for bankruptcy. The truth is there isn’t much to fear about bankruptcy and it is actually a pretty cool…
  • Jul 23

    Buying A Car And Bankruptcy

    Buying A Car And Bankruptcy
    If you are in need of a vehicle to take you to and from work there are some considerations you should make. One of those considerations is about your financial state. Do you make enough money to cover the payment each month? Are you…
  • Jul 16

    Top Reasons For Credit Card Debt

    Top Reasons For Credit Card Debt
    The average American family carries $5,000 or more in credit card debt. While this may not sound like an alarming number, credit card debt is one of those things that quickly slide out of control if you aren’t  careful. For …
Rank this Week: 1130

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: 1131

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

Covers IT and internet legal issues. By Peter S. Vogel.

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Aug 1

    6th Year of Blogging and Net Neutrality May be Moot if Cities Build Their Own Internet System

    6th Year of Blogging and Net Neutrality May be Moot if Cities Build Their Own Internet System
    My first blog was on August 1, 2008 and at the time it seemed like the FCC had Net Neutrality under control, but not really… and now the FCC wants to “explore the possibility of helping cities build their own connections to the…
  • Jul 29

    Cybercrime is Growth Industry Estimated to be as Much as $575 Billion

    Cybercrime is Growth Industry Estimated to be as Much as $575 Billion
    A recent report estimates that the ”cost of cybercrime includes the effect of hundreds of millions of people having their personal information stolen—incidents in the last year include more than 40 million people in the US, 54…
  • Jul 25

    Challenges to EU ‘right to be forgotten’ Implementation

    Challenges to EU ‘right to be forgotten’ Implementation
    Approximately “91,000 requests” to be forgotten have been submitted to Google since the May 2014 EU European Court of Justice ruling which has led to “a total of 328,000 links that applicants wanted taken…
Rank this Week: 1295