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Dana Cos. set to appeal $75 million asbestos verdict in New York court

Laura Halleman Mar. 13, 2017, 1:28pm

NEW YORK – Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joan Madden has set appeal brief deadlines for lawyers in Texas who lost in a case that ended in a $75 million asbestos exposure verdict for a Long Island couple after a nearly two-month long trial.

Three appointed by governor to Texas Judicial Council

Laura Halleman Mar. 13, 2017, 1:25pm

AUSTIN –  Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed three people to the Texas Judicial Council, with two appointments set to expire June 30, 2021, and one appointment set to expire June 30, 2019.

Proposed Senate bill calling for hailstorm litigation reform finds favor in insurance industry

Laura Halleman Feb. 22, 2017, 3:00pm

AUSTIN – Texas lawmakers have filed Senate Bill 10 in an effort to pass legislation that would decrease, or halt altogether, hailstorm litigation abuse.

Paxton files petition on EPA's sulfur dioxide standards

Laura Halleman Feb. 16, 2017, 10:12am

AUSTIN – A petition has been filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the U.S.  Court of Appeals in the 5th Circuit and the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court requesting that the air quality standards for sulfur dioxide, as issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, be reviewed.

State Farm claims policy does not cover Echo Maintenance in suit involving port-a-potty

Laura Halleman Feb. 14, 2017, 12:24pm

BEAUMONT – State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. has filed a complaint in a Texas court asking that it be excluded from defending Echo Maintenance, who is being sued for alleged negligence after a man was hit crossing the road after exiting a port-a-potty owned by the construction company.