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Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    'The Myth of the Progressive Prosecutor'

    'The Myth of the Progressive Prosecutor'
    Josie Duffy Rice has a solid piece in the NY Times on "the myth of the progressive prosecutor." Grits agrees with much of what she says, with one caveat: To me, the problem isn't the hypocrisy of a Cyrus Vance or a Kim Ogg but that…
  • Oct 15

    Bashing civilian review, crappy counsel in death penalty appeals, and other storie

    Bashing civilian review, crappy counsel in death penalty appeals, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention:Civilian review in Austin brings no reformSee a report that the missus prepared for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition detailing recommendations by Austin's civilian…
  • Oct 14

    Police union criticisms warranted, but suggestions off base

    Police union criticisms warranted, but suggestions off base
    While Grits remains sympathetic to activists like Paul Butler who're frustrated at the ability of police unions like the Federation of Police to thwart accountability reforms, I don't find his proposed solutions particularly viable…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Oct 18

    Taxotere Hair Loss lawsuits in settlement discussion

    Taxotere Hair Loss lawsuits in settlement discussion
    Taxotere Hair Loss lawsuits in settlement discussion. According to sources, the Taxotere hair loss lawsuits may be in preliminary stages of settlement talks. Taxotere Hair Loss lawsuits in settlement discussion. Taxotere use in breast cancer…
  • Oct 11

    Ethicon Physiomesh blamed for injuries following Hernia Surgery

    Ethicon Physiomesh blamed for injuries following Hernia Surgery
    Ethicon Physiomesh blamed for injuries following Hernia Surgery according to a lawsuit. Amy Flood from Texas recently filed a product liability and personal injury claim in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas over…
  • Oct 4

    Texas DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial

    Texas DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial
    Texas DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial. The latest round of Johnson and Johnson DePuy Pinnacle hip failure bellwether trials are underway in the Northern District of Texas federal court, based in Dallas, Texas. Texas DePuy Pinnacle Hip…
Rank this Week: 61

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Generic Drugs Sometimes Differ Dangerously from Branded Counterpart

    Generic Drugs Sometimes Differ Dangerously from Branded Counterpart
    Bloomberg News reports generic drugs are not necessarily comparable with their name-brand counterparts for two possible reasons. The first is that medicines are becoming increasingly complex, featuring specific release mechanisms that…
  • Oct 18

    Lawsuit Alleges Nursing Home Group Kept Nurses in “Indentured Servitude”

    Lawsuit Alleges Nursing Home Group Kept Nurses in “Indentured Servitude”
    McKnight’s Long Term Care News reports a class action lawsuit filed against SentosaCare, “New York’s largest for-profit nursing home group,” claims the company “kept more than 350 Filipino nurses in…
  • Oct 18

    A Short Guide to Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

    A Short Guide to Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
    Should you become injured or ill in the workplace, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim. This might seem like a stressful and complicated endeavor, but it doesn’t need to be. As long as you follow the proper protocol…
Rank this Week: 72

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 78

Plano DWI Lawyer Blog

Plano DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers DWI topics such as breath testing, DWI detection and enforcement, DWI news, field sobriety tests, occupational drivers license, rights, and Texas DWI basics. By Troy P. Burleson.

http://www.planodwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Oct 19

    How to Recover Losses on Miller Energy Resources Investment

    How to Recover Losses on Miller Energy Resources Investment
    OCTOBER 2017 If you suffered losses as a result of following your broker’s recommendation to invest in Miller Energy Resources, contact us to find out how you may be able to recover damages from the brokerage firm through FINRA…
  • Oct 19

    Abraham Heimann-Former Cetera Stockbroker-Subject of Suits Over Energy Investments-Alpharetta, GA

    Abraham Heimann-Former Cetera Stockbroker-Subject of Suits Over Energy Investments-Alpharetta, GA
    October 2017-Alpharetta, GA According to publicly available records Abraham Heimann, (CRD#1315922) ,  a  stockbroker who last was employed by Cetera Advisors, and who is not currently registered with any brokerage firm,…
  • Oct 19

    Marc Reda-Spartan Capital Broker-Discloses Settlement of Customer Claim

    Marc Reda-Spartan Capital Broker-Discloses Settlement of Customer Claim
    OCTOBER 2017 According to FINRA records,  Marc A. Reda , a broker who is currently employed by Spartan Capital Securities, discloses 9 prior customer disputes a prior regulatory event, 2 terminations from employment and a currently…
Rank this Week: 111

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 23

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident
    Gilbert, AZ — Three people were injured in an accident with a dump truck that occurred on Monday, December 21, near the intersection of Elliot and Lindsey roads around 7 a.m. According to police, the car and dump truck collided near the…
  • Dec 22

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident
    St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland. According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision
    Corpus Christi, TX — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that occurred in holiday traffic on Monday evening, December 21, on SPID between Everhart and Staples. According to police, the motorcyclist apparently rear-ended the…
Rank this Week: 100

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.

https://thomasjhenrylaw.com/about/media-press/blog/
Rank this Week: 155

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/
Rank this Week: 125

Grossman Law Blog

Grossman Law Blog

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

http://www.injuryrelief.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Is Providing an Interpreter for the Deaf-Blind at a Movie Theater Required by the ADA?

    Is Providing an Interpreter for the Deaf-Blind at a Movie Theater Required by the ADA?
    I didn’t think I’d write even a single piece about movie theaters during my tenure here, and yet I’m about to do so for the third time. The offenses involved in the other two–a bad date and a questionable screening…
  • Oct 10

    (Updated) Drunk Driving Chronicle: Harris County, Texa

    (Updated) Drunk Driving Chronicle: Harris County, Texa
    Texas continues to be infamous for leading the country in drunk driving fatalities. Partly due to its size, but also due to a high rate of drunk driving, Harris County (Houston) contributes more to that dubious distinction than any other…
  • Oct 9

    If South Carolina Can Mandate Liquor Liability Insurance, Why Can’t Texas?

    If South Carolina Can Mandate Liquor Liability Insurance, Why Can’t Texas?
    Good news, South Carolinians! Legislators in your state passed a law in June requiring bars and restaurants that sell alcohol past 5 p.m. to have liability insurance policies of at least $1 million. Under the new law, these businesses will…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 117

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Oct 18

    Things to Know about Wire Fraud Today: It’s a Big Deal

    Things to Know about Wire Fraud Today: It’s a Big Deal
    Read news stories about arrests or prosecutions here in Texas, and you’ll find Wire Fraud usually gets added into the mix alongside Mail Fraud and the more well-known felonies like Racketeering, or Money Laundering, or Drug Trafficking.…
  • Oct 11

    The Police Power to Search Your Car:  SCOTUS May Change Things in Byrd and Collin

    The Police Power to Search Your Car:  SCOTUS May Change Things in Byrd and Collin
    Things change. And in criminal law, sometimes things change because the Supreme Court of the United States changes them. Last month, we got a heads up that SCOTUS may be changing the law that controls when a police officer can search…
  • Oct 4

    WHITE COLLAR CRIME: INDICTMENTS OF TEXAS PROFESSIONALS

    WHITE COLLAR CRIME: INDICTMENTS OF TEXAS PROFESSIONALS
    When Suits Are Arrested White collar crime prosecutions for various kinds of fraud, among other things, are popping up all over Texas right now.  Professionals in nice suits and enjoying swanky life styles are getting  arrested…
Rank this Week: 199

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

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

http://www.scheinerlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 25

    A Quick Guide to Texas DWI Laws and Penaltie

    A Quick Guide to Texas DWI Laws and Penaltie
    DWI laws across the United States are getting more complex and detailed every year, especially when it comes to dealing with first time offenses – and Texas is no exception. While the nuances of Texas DWI laws are complex, we wanted to…
  • Mar 18

    Charged with a First Offense DWI in Texas? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Charged with a First Offense DWI in Texas? Here’s What You Need to Know
    The state of Texas takes DWI offenses extremely seriously, and the financial penalties are severe, even for first time offenders. DWIs are the most commonly committed crimes in the United States, but most of the time they are committed by…
  • Feb 1

    How to Choose a DWI Attorney in Houston, Texas: 3 Steps to Getting the Defense You Deserve

    How to Choose a DWI Attorney in Houston, Texas: 3 Steps to Getting the Defense You Deserve
    Being charged with a DWI offense in Texas can be a severely traumatic experience. The financial penalties are harsh, the prospect of jail time is very real, and your reputation can be compromised with potential employers, insurance companies,…
Rank this Week: 204

Southeast Texas Record

Southeast Texas Record

Covers legal news in Southeast Texas.

http://setexasrecord.com/
Rank this Week: 457

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
  • Oct 16

    California Creates Pathway to Sex Offender De-Registration

    California Creates Pathway to Sex Offender De-Registration
    With more than 105,000 registered sex offenders, the State of California recently took a bold step toward inserting some rationality into its sex offender registration program. Bloomberg News reported on October 10, 2017 that Governor Jerry…
  • Oct 15

    The “Hound Dog Handler” Comes Full Circle to Face Justice

    The “Hound Dog Handler” Comes Full Circle to Face Justice
    In the heyday of his career as an “expert” for unscrupulous prosecutors around the state, Keith Pickett enjoyed a star witness status—the Hound Dog Handler, as he was called, sent many people to prison, some of whom were…
  • Oct 12

    What to Know about Texas’s New Sex Crimes Against Children Unit

    What to Know about Texas’s New Sex Crimes Against Children Unit
    Crimes against children, especially sex offenses, receive more significant law enforcement attention that other criminal offenses. Texas is on the precipice of establishing a special unit specifically designed to handle child sex and human…
Rank this Week: 347

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: 413

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/
  • Oct 15

    Cordray Certainly Does Not Have T-Rex Arm

    Cordray Certainly Does Not Have T-Rex Arm
    While Republicans in Congress (except those with upcoming election contests in "blue" or "purple" states) are busy pushing legislation that would, if not exactly castrate the CFPB, at the very least push its singing range…
  • Oct 1

    In Sickness and In Health

    In Sickness and In Health
    This blog was off the air last week because its author was in the hospital and will be off the air for at least another week while he completes out-patient infusion therapy which involves (legal) drugs whose side effects inhibit...
  • Sep 17

    We're Actually Nice To Them!

    We're Actually Nice To Them!
    When we last checked in on Vernon Hill almost two years ago, he had taken the millions he'd made in community banking in the U.S. and launched an effort to replicate his previous success on the mother ship: the U.K....
Rank this Week: 363

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys…

Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm.

http://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 13

    “I Had [a] Severe Brain Injury. And basically, They Said I Was Dead at the Hospital”

    “I Had [a] Severe Brain Injury. And basically, They Said I Was Dead at the Hospital”
    Terry Cooper of Dallas, Texas, shares his Reyes Browne Reilley experience and level of satisfaction with our staff and customer service while helping her recover from damages stemming from a car wreck in Dallas. “Hello, my name is Terry…
  • Oct 12

    What to Know About Concussions After a Car Wreck

    What to Know About Concussions After a Car Wreck
    Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries that can have significant short- and long-term consequences for victims. As a common injury resulting from blunt force trauma, our legal team at the Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm has…
  • Oct 11

    “Fueron Muy Profesionales”

    “Fueron Muy Profesionales”
    Sra. Hinojosa de Dallas, Texas, nos dice como Angel Reyes y el personal de el Bufete de Abogados de Reyes Browne Reilley le ayudó a ella recuperarse de daños sufridos de un accidente automovilistico. “Mi nombre es Susana…
Rank this Week: 345

Texas Injury Lawyer Blog

Texas Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Texas personal injury and wrongful death law. By Earl Drott Law.

http://www.texasinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Jan 3

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another
    I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase....
  • Dec 29

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase
    2016 saw 19 patent trials in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiffs won 43% in the patent-heavy Marshall and Tyler divisions, but the overall outcome was 52% due to three plaintiff wins in the traditionally less patent-intensive divisions…
  • Dec 29

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016
    It's the time of year for 2016 reviews, and today's Marshall News Messenger had one I thought readers might be interested in Judicial system in review: Marshall courts saw throng of good, bad activity in 2016 in which the paper's...
Rank this Week: 320

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/
  • Oct 19

    Letters To And From Insurance Companie

    Letters To And From Insurance Companie
    Insurance attorneys understand the importance of proper communications with an insurance company. The Claims Journal, which is a publication for the insurance industry, published an article in September 2017, suggesting ways for a company to…
  • Oct 17

    Insurance Adjusters Not Knowing What They Are Doing

    Insurance Adjusters Not Knowing What They Are Doing
    Insurance adjusters who are inexperienced and do not know what they are doing can hurt insureds who just want their claim paid.  Reuters ran a story on September 11, 2017, dealing with the shortage of trained and experienced insurance…
  • Oct 15

    Life Insurance – Other Requirements For Misrepresentation Defense

    Life Insurance – Other Requirements For Misrepresentation Defense
    Arlington life insurance lawyers know the requirements insurance companies must meet to successfully defend a life insurance case based on the defense of misrepresentation.  Misrepresentation in the policy application is the most common…
Rank this Week: 621

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/
  • Oct 18

    Be a Risk-taker for Your Legal Education

    Be a Risk-taker for Your Legal Education
    Occasionally, prospective law students ask me what it takes to be a successful law student. I am always happy to respond to this question because most of the time, these students find information from current students more valuable. One…
  • Oct 17

    Surveying the Room of Requirement

    Surveying the Room of Requirement
    During the first week of class I asked my students if they had any lingering questions that weren't resolved during Orientation. Several students inquired, "Where is the student lounge?" Admittedly our student lounge is somewhat…
  • Oct 16

    October Slump and Shout-Out

    October Slump and Shout-Out
    I first want to provide a special shout-out to Russell McClain, the University of Baltimore School of Law, and everyone involved with the planning and running of the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Diversity Conference. The…
Rank this Week: 1051

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Oct 18

    Online Solicitation of a Minor in Texa

    Online Solicitation of a Minor in Texa
    Media reports state that police in Texas have been very active in targeting online predators Using the internet to arrange or ask for sex or sexual contact with an underage individual is a serious crime under both federal law and Texas state…
  • Oct 16

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police
      Police stops in Texas have proved controversial in recent years. In a high profile case, Sandra Bland, an African American woman, took her life after a routine traffic stop with a state trooper led to an argument. The Sandra Bland case…
  • Oct 9

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa
    Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing areas of criminality in the United States and Texas. It’s an area of expertise for Dallas’ likely new top federal prosecutor who has spent her career battling cybercrime, the Dallas Morning…
Rank this Week: 567

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/
  • Oct 18

    Join Us Saturday At Fort Worth Walk Like MADD

    Join Us Saturday At Fort Worth Walk Like MADD
    As a 5th year Presenting Sponsor and a Fort Worth injury lawyer who unfortunately sees many drunk and drugged driving crash cases, I support Mothers Against Drunk Driving in its fight to stop this deadly problem. MADD is the only organization…
  • Oct 16

    How To Stop Our Teens From Being in Car Wreck

    How To Stop Our Teens From Being in Car Wreck
    National Teen Driver Safety Week Is A Good Start. Here’s a great idea that gives parents and schools the chance to focus on this critical safety issue. The U.S. Department of Transportation devised this excellent awareness program to…
  • Oct 13

    Fort Worth Wrongful Death Case Successfully Resolved

    Fort Worth Wrongful Death Case Successfully Resolved
    Motorcycle death yields $200,000, maximum amount available. The parents of a man who died in a tragic motorcycle crash in Fort Worth obtained the total from two insurance policies. Their son was test riding a Honda when another car pulled out…
Rank this Week: 653

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/
  • Oct 18

    1 Killed, 2 Injured In Boating Accident

    1 Killed, 2 Injured In Boating Accident
    A personal watercraft crashed into a boat on Sunday at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Lake Louise in Windemere, Florida. Larry Marin, 37, the operator of the personal watercraft was pronounced dead upon arrival at a nearby hospital. …
  • Oct 17

    Florida Maritime Death Claim Remedie

    Florida Maritime Death Claim Remedie
    Florida maritime death claim remedies for non-seamen vary depending upon whether the death occurred in territorial waters or the high seas. Deaths Occurring on Territorial Waters Territorial waters are generally considered as rivers, bays,…
  • Oct 16

    Girl Dies After Fall from Carnival Cruise Ship at the Port of Miami

    Girl Dies After Fall from Carnival Cruise Ship at the Port of Miami
    A Girl has died after a fall from a Carnival cruise ship at the Port of Miami.  Reports reveal that the 8-year-old girl fell two stories from the interior atrium aboard the Carnival Glory Saturday morning.  Shortly after the…
Rank this Week: 706

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Explains Texas criminal laws and penalties. By The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp.

http://www.sharpcriminalattorney.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    10 Tips for Avoiding Legal Trouble on Halloween

    10 Tips for Avoiding Legal Trouble on Halloween
    The risk of injury and accident increases on Halloween. As many of us focus on what to wear or what candy to buy for trick-or-treaters, don’t forget to protect against potentially dreadful legal troubles on Halloween. Check your home…
  • Oct 11

    Penalties for Solicitation of Prostitution in Texa

    Penalties for Solicitation of Prostitution in Texa
    The act of exchanging sex for money is strictly illegal in Texas. The crime is called solicitation of prostitution. If convicted of solicitation of prostitution, the offender faces significant fines and time behind bars. Recognize…
  • Oct 4

    The 6 Most Common Motives for Arson

    The 6 Most Common Motives for Arson
    Arson is a relatively common crime against property in Texas. When an individual is convicted of arson, experts say the motivation can range from terrorism to insurance fraud. The legal definition of arson involves malicious destruction or…
Rank this Week: 826

Texas Family Law Blog

Texas Family Law Blog

Covers family law in Texas. By Hutton Law, PLLC.

http://www.austintexaslegal.com/Blog/
  • Oct 18

    Spousal Maintenance 101: Everything You Need To Know

    Spousal Maintenance 101: Everything You Need To Know
    Spousal maintenance is something that you might need to think about if you are contemplating divorcing your spouse. If you are thinking of filing for divorce or if you are already in the middle of one because your spouse had already gone…
  • Oct 15

    Busting Myths and Rumors About Child Support in Texa

    Busting Myths and Rumors About Child Support in Texa
    The area of family law that a lot of people are concerned about is the part that deals with child support. In a divorce, it’s unavoidable for both parents to worry about finances. It is common for the parent who needs to provide child…
  • Oct 10

    Getting a Divorce When Your Spouse is a Resident of Another Country

    Getting a Divorce When Your Spouse is a Resident of Another Country
    These days, interracial marriages are common and sometimes a divorce is sometimes unavoidable. You can’t help but wonder if it’s possible to get a divorce when your spouse is in another country. Like for instance, you are an…
Rank this Week: 501

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    How Jury Selection Works during a Texas Criminal Case

    How Jury Selection Works during a Texas Criminal Case
    Most defendants and their families and loved ones have questions about jury selection in a Texas criminal case. Jury selection, or voir dire, is considered the most crucial part of the jury trial because it determines: The jurors…
  • Oct 11

    Warning Signs of Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationship

    Warning Signs of Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationship
    We read about the warning signs of inappropriate student-teacher relationships almost each day. We hear about improper student-teacher relationships all too often. News concerning allegations of inappropriate relationships between…
  • Oct 4

    Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim After Hurricane Harvey

    Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim After Hurricane Harvey
    If your personal or commercial property was damaged by Hurricane Harvey, use the following tips to prevent delays to your first-party insurance claims. If you’re working with an insurance company in Harvey’s aftermath, recognize…
Rank this Week: 493

Energy & the Law

Energy & the Law

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

http://www.energyandthelaw.com
  • Oct 18

    Oil and Gas in Texas: Some Law and a Little History

    Oil and Gas in Texas: Some Law and a Little History
    Welcome to the binary edition, where you have a choice: An informative and engaging stroll through the history of the oil and gas business in Texas, or a wonkish and also informative legal analysis. First, at the recent summer meeting of…
  • Oct 10

    Lessons from a Liftboat Contract

    Lessons from a Liftboat Contract
    Semco, LLC v. The Grand, LTD. is nominally about a $15 million liftboat construction contract and the legal issues one would expect after a long trial and a big verdict. This post is more about how to administer and perform a contract,…
  • Oct 3

    What’s New in the Methane Debate?

    What’s New in the Methane Debate?
    Occasionally we visit issues larger than one-off courthouse decisions. Here are a few selected stories on the extent to which fracking contributes to rising levels of methane and, maybe, to climate change. There are conflicting…
Rank this Week: 974

Immigration and Employment Law…

Immigration and Employment Law Blog

By Coane & Associates.

http://immigrationandemploymentlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 17

    October in Miami: A Lawyer’s Perspective

    October in Miami: A Lawyer’s Perspective
    Here is the view from the office of this Miami immigration lawyer and Miami  discrimination lawyer, today. Our staff is diligently working on our clients’ immigration and discrimination cases from our Florida headquarters in South…
  • Oct 16

    El Viaje Mundial pronto estará Limitado.

    El Viaje Mundial pronto estará Limitado.
    La administración de Trump sigue cerrando las puertas a un país tras otro de visitar a los Estado Unidos. Primero empezó con gente de Irán, Libia, Yemen y otros países Musulmanes. Después, la…
  • Oct 16

    World Travel may soon be Limited

    World Travel may soon be Limited
    In the cat and mouse game of tit-for-tat, the Trump administration continues to cut off one country after another from visiting the U.S. At first it was natives from Iran, Libya, Yemen and other Muslim countries. Next , the administration cut…
Rank this Week: 887

Texas Employment Law Update

Texas Employment Law Update

Covers labor and employment legal topis for Texas employers. By Russell Cawyer.

http://www.texasemploymentlawupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 534

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Oct 11

    Can an employer require employees to repay training costs in Texas?

    Can an employer require employees to repay training costs in Texas?
    Generally, training repayment provisions in employment agreements are enforceable in Texas.  Employers should make sure that such clauses are written in a clear and understandable manner and are not hidden within employment…
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
  • Oct 3

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
Rank this Week: 679

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
  • Oct 4

    When Can a Financial Institution Reject a Durable Power of Attorney in Texas?

    When Can a Financial Institution Reject a Durable Power of Attorney in Texas?
    E&ffective September 1, 2017, a person to whom a durable power of attorney is presented must accept a durable power of attorney except unless: The person is not otherwise required to engage in a transaction with the principal under…
  • Sep 27

    Recent Changes to Durable Power of Attorney Statute

    Recent Changes to Durable Power of Attorney Statute
    The legislature made several beneficial changes to the Durable Powers of Attorney statute that went into effect on September 1, 2017. Below are a few of the most significant changes: Prior to September 1, 2017, financial institutions…
  • Sep 13

    Must Financial Instidutions Accept a Durable Power of Attorney?

    Must Financial Instidutions Accept a Durable Power of Attorney?
    <span class=”dropcap”>B</span>efore September 1, 2017, financial institutions routinely rejected durable powers of attorney for a multitude of reasons. A colleague once told me that a bank rejected her…
Rank this Week: 637

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/
  • Sep 29

    How Appellate Work Saved Me from Diabetes and Diabetes Made Me a Better Appellate Lawyer

    How Appellate Work Saved Me from Diabetes and Diabetes Made Me a Better Appellate Lawyer
    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 44 years ago, on September 24, 1973, and have practiced appellate law full-time since 1989. Appellate law has played a major part in helping me live a longer and healthy life. In 1973, the life expectancy…
  • Sep 8

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe
    “We’re going to win,” a board-member announced, pointing at the application for a temporary restraining order, and looking around the room. Turning her gaze to me, she reiterated, “it says, ‘Plaintiff Will Likely…
  • Sep 5

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo
    Anyone familiar with me as a lawyer knows I have a penchant for legal technology. It’s a regular topic of discussion around here, particularly as it relates to modern-day appellate practice. I’m always looking for ways to…
Rank this Week: 825

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/
  • Sep 26

    Divorce the house or the spouse

    Divorce the house or the spouse
    Is it easier to get rid of the spouse or the house?  In many Texas divorces, the house is one of if not the major asset to divide in the property division part of the divorce. And it causes some of the most friction between the…
  • Aug 16

    Business records of a marital household – exception to hearsay

    Business records of a marital household – exception to hearsay
    In family law cases, issues often arise regarding the admissibility of records that are maintained by a spouse or the household, like bank statements or children’s school records. Hearsay rules might seem to prevent admissibility of…
  • Aug 11

    Interim attorneys fees in divorce with no children

    Interim attorneys fees in divorce with no children
    I get questions pretty frequently from other lawyers that I mentor about how to request and get interim attorneys fees while a divorce is pending when there’s no kids. (The standard for awarding interim attorneys fees in a…
Rank this Week: 787

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Texas’s Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Affect Today. Will It Make You Less Safe?

    Texas’s Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Affect Today. Will It Make You Less Safe?
    Today, Texas’s new texting while driving ban goes into affect.  For the first time, Texas will have a state-wide ban.  A violation of the ban is a misdemeanor, with fines between $25 and $99 for first time offenders and $100…
  • Aug 25

    Will Victims Of Hurricane Harvey Be Victimized Twice?

    Will Victims Of Hurricane Harvey Be Victimized Twice?
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in the path of Hurricane Harvey.   The potential damage  is simply heartbreaking. Unfortunately, due to the timing of the storm, it also makes it likely that many of you who suffer…
  • Aug 1

    I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?

    I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?
    Over the years, I’ve handled a number of dog attack cases, but last week, I read a story about a 3 year old Alabama girl who was injured when she was attacked by a neighbor’s pig. I don’t want to make light of the story…
Rank this Week: 1042

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Forman Law Firm.

https://www.securitiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    “A Recovery Checklist For Victims of Investment Fraud”

    “A Recovery Checklist For Victims of Investment Fraud”
    Checklist For Victims of Investment Fraud should include hiring a competent attorney. FINRA's Checklist offers a lot of good advice and resources, but perhaps the most important advice for someone that has been a victim of a financial crime…
  • Jun 19

    FINRA Statistics-What Do They Tell Us About FINRA’s Arbitration Process and Its Fairness?

    FINRA Statistics-What Do They Tell Us About FINRA’s Arbitration Process and Its Fairness?
    FINRA Arbitration Statistics-What do they tell us about fairness of the arbitration process? In reality, not much. Advocates for the public investor community argue that mandatory arbitration is not fair, as it robs the consumer of choice,…
  • Jun 12

    Can I Sue My Stockbroker?

    Can I Sue My Stockbroker?
    Can I Sue My Stockbroker? Well, yes and no.  The question is more appropriately “How do I sue my stockbroker?” or “Where can I sue my stockbroker?”  As I will explain shortly, the common denominator to all of…
Rank this Week: 907

Collin County Criminal Attorney…

Collin County Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Texas criminal law and criminal defense. By Derk A. Wadas.

http://www.thecollincountyattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 817

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jun 1

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer
    Sorry I've been gone a while, but I've been busy.In today's post, I'll walk you through a (very rudimentary) tutorial on the shakedown that is filing things in the US Supreme Court, as I had to teach myself this last month.Question 1: Why?-I…
  • Dec 16

    Beneficiary Designations, again.

    Beneficiary Designations, again.
    I've written about beneficiary designations before, but they continue to be a source of conflict I'm seeing for clients. It's not just life insurance, either.Think about your assets. Bank account, stock account, CD's, IRA's, 401k.…
  • Aug 1

    Be careful what you sign for...

    Be careful what you sign for...
    We sign things all the time. Mostly credit card receipts, but if you have ever bought a car, a home, or signed for a package, you are also representing to the contracting world that, by signing the document, you accept the consequences…
Rank this Week: 871

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Austin Criminal Defense Blog

Reviews and discusses current Texas criminal defense issues. By Tillman Braniff, PLLC.

http://www.tillmanbraniff.com/blog/
  • Apr 3

    How to Handle a DWI Stop in Texa

    How to Handle a DWI Stop in Texa
    What enables Texas law officers to pull you over for a suspected DWI? With reasonable suspicion, they can briefly detain you based on what they hear […] The post How to Handle a DWI Stop in Texas appeared first on Tillman-Braniff.
  • Mar 22

    What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

    What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?
    What separates a misdemeanor from a felony is the severity of both the charge and the punishment. Misdemeanors range from a slap on the wrist to […] The post What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony? appeared first on…
  • Mar 1

    Texas Marijuana Laws Possibly Changing

    Texas Marijuana Laws Possibly Changing
    Even as many Texas citizens want marijuana to be legalized, lawmakers are slower on the draw. One state senator, however, is hoping to lessen penalties for […] The post Texas Marijuana Laws Possibly Changing appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 777

Texas Employer Handbook

Texas Employer Handbook

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 716

Houston Lawyer Blog

Houston Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense issues. By the Charles Johnson Law Firm.

http://www.houstonlawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

    Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?
    Have you been falsely accused or wrongly prosecuted for domestic violence?  False allegations and wrongful prosecutions harm the innocent, squander resources, and shortchange true victims. If you or someone you care about has…
  • Dec 15

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket
    Traffic Citation in Houston? If you have been ticketed in the Houston area, or if you have a Texas Warrant or License Suspension, call today. We are ready to give you a free, confidential consultation to discuss your rights and options.…
  • Dec 15

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket
    Traffic Citation in Houston? If you have been ticketed in the Houston area, or if you have a Texas Warrant or License Suspension, call today. We are ready to give you a free, confidential consultation to discuss your rights and options.…
Rank this Week: 850

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Feb 16

    Spousal support in Texa

    Spousal support in Texa
    There is no guarantee of alimony or spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. Texas, like many states, changed its family relations laws (our Texas Family Code) in recent decades to curb the power of family court judges in Fort Worth, Dallas,…
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
Rank this Week: 620

The Nelson Law Firm Blog

The Nelson Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury, tort reform, and civil litigationin Texas.

http://sinelson.typepad.com/nelson_law_firm/
  • Aug 26

    Baylor Law School receives 2015 ABA pro bono award

    Baylor Law School receives 2015 ABA pro bono award
    The Baylor Law School received one of five 2015 Pro Bono Publico Awards from the American Bar Association last week.� The Pro Bono Publico Awards program seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers and small and large law firms,…
  • Jul 10

    "To Kill a Mockingbird" read by Sissy Spacek released as audiobook

    &quot;To Kill a Mockingbird&quot; read by Sissy Spacek released as audiobook
    To Kill a Mockingbird Audiobook I've been waiting for Harper Lee's Pullitzer-prize winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," to be published as an audiobook for a long time. It came out on Tuesday, and I'm enjoying every minute. Sissy…
  • Jun 6

    Baylor Law School Receives Prestigious State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Award

    Baylor Law School Receives Prestigious State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Award
    Baylor Law School Baylor Law School’s work to provide legal services to underserved communities in Central Texas is being honored by the State Bar of Texas. The State Bar of Texas and its Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters…
Rank this Week: 862

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: 1025