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Trial lawyers seek to recession-proof their practices

Chris Rizo Apr. 1, 2009, 5:32am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)- Even trial attorneys are not immune from the historic economic crisis hammering the United States, legal observers said.

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Houston man receives $125K for civil rights violations by Santa Fe police

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 1, 2009, 8:35am

GALVESTON � The city of Santa Fe will pay $125,000 to a Houston man who claimed he was beaten by two of the city's police officers.

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Recent patent infringement suits filed in U.S. District Courts

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 1, 2009, 1:16pm

Recent patent infringement suits filed in the Eastern District of Texas, March 23-30, 2009

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Engineer sues KCS over asbestos exposure

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 1:46pm

A former railroad engineer is suing the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. over workplace asbestos exposure he claims caused his lung disease.

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Legally Speaking: Presiding Over the Court of His Own Opinions

John G. Browning Apr. 1, 2009, 1:56pm

Dallas Judge C. Victor Lander recently ignited a firestorm of controversy over some of his writing � not a ruling or a judicial opinion, mind you, but rather a newspaper column that the judge writes on the side.

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New hurricane-related insurance lawsuits filed in Jefferson County

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 4:40pm

A total of 13 suits against insurance companies regarding Hurricane Ike damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court during the week of March 23 - March 27, 2009.

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Local man claims company overcharged for home flood repairs

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 4:50pm

Lawdermilk A Nederland man is suing a Colorado company claiming he was overcharged for water damage remediation the company was supposed to perform on his hurricane-flooded house.

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Asbestos screener abandoned 'legitimacy for lawlessness,' defendant writes

Steve Korris Apr. 1, 2009, 4:57pm

Herrick PHILADELPHIA � The Motley Rice law firm is imploring U. S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno not to turn asbestos litigation into an investigation of false X-ray reports.

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This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts

David Yates Apr. 1, 2009, 5:00pm

Recent civil suits filed in Orange County District Courts, March 17-26, 2009

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Families of teens in collision file suits against allegedly drunk driver

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 1, 2009, 5:17pm

GALVESTON � A two-car collision in La Marque which killed a 17-year-old Texas City girl and seriously hurt three other young women during the early morning hours of March 21 has spawned two lawsuits.

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Suit alleges auto dealer failed to honor warranty claim

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 1, 2009, 5:27pm

GALVESTON � A Galveston County physician says the Ford Motor Co. and a Galveston dealership refused to honor a warranty claim after his vehicle experienced a major breakdown in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in August 2008, recent court documents say.

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Court rulings usher in new era of patent reform

News Service Apr. 1, 2009, 5:45pm

Paul Janicke A ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is the latest in a series of similar rulings that patent professionals believe is swinging the pendulum toward cleaning up frivolous patents and reducing the amount of litigation that results.

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New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 2, 2009, 3:35am

New business licenses/assumed names issued in Jefferson County, March 26 - April 2, 2009

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Suit alleges Target employees pushed boxes on top of customer

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Apr. 2, 2009, 3:41am

TEXARKANA, Texas � While shopping at Target in December 2007, Bowie County resident Mystee Bennett says she was hit in the head by boxes falling off a shelf. Bennett alleges that on the other side of the shopping aisle, Target employees pushed the large boxes off the shelf onto her.

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This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts

David Yates Apr. 2, 2009, 5:47am

Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts, March 23-27, 2009

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Sexual harassment suit against Laminack dismissed

David Yates Apr. 2, 2009, 7:00am

Laminack In July 2008, the Record reported that a former paralegal at one of Houston's power-house law firms claimed she was wrongfully terminated for rejecting the sexual advances of superstar attorney Richard Laminack.

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Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 2, 2009, 10:00am

CARLENA RENEE FRIDDLE VS CHARLES PATRICK KELLEY

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Attorney, reformers fear pending Texas legislation would reverse asbestos litigation standards

Marilyn Tennissen Apr. 2, 2009, 10:42am

Behrens Two bills pending in the Texas legislature could open the floodgates to mesothelioma plaintiffs with only a minimum amount of exposure to asbestos, said a Washington, D.C., attorney speaking in Austin recently.

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Appeals court hears oral arguments from UP to reverse $8.2M verdict

Steve Korris Apr. 2, 2009, 11:33am

Jefferson County Chief District Judge Gary Sanderson conducted a trial he should have transferred and upheld a jury verdict he should have overturned, Union Pacific Railroad argued before the Ninth District appeals court in Beaumont on April 2.

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Texas Supreme Court reaffirms liability ruling in Entergy case

Chris Rizo Apr. 3, 2009, 11:24am

Paul Green (R) AUSTIN(Legal Newsline)- Industrial plants, including refineries, are protected against some types of liability claims filed by injured contract workers, the Texas Supreme Court reaffirmed Friday, drawing praise from a legal reform group.

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