Sandra Bland's mother files wrongful death lawsuit against DPS officer who pulled her over

The mother of a Chicago woman who was found dead in a Waller County Jail cell last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Houston federal court. Naperville, Ill., resident Geneva Reed-Veal’s suit, filed Aug. 4 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, pins the July 13 death of Sandra Bland on Waller County, the Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS Officer Brian T. Read More »

Dallas judge orders pizzeria to pay rape victim $16M

A Dallas judicial district court judge recently sided with a woman who sued a pizza restaurant for sexual assault and awarded her more than $16 million in damages. Dallas County 193rd District Court Judge Carl Ginsberg issued a final judgment on July 28 ordering defendants Pastazios Pizza, Inc. and Ajredin “Danny” Deari to pay the unnamed woman $16,432,336.83, according to court records. Jane Doe initiated legal action on Apr. 24, 2013, claiming she went to interview for a job at Pastazios in Read More »

Other states should follow the Texas model

A little over a year ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled “Toyota Escapes to Texas.” The announcement of the Japanese car company's plan to move its sales headquarters from California to Plano was the jumping-off point for a recitation of the many advantages our state's business climate has over California's. Read More »