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The Problem of the Cities

Mark Pulliam May 17, 2016, 8:59am

This column first appeared on Library of Law and Liberty Crumbling infrastructure in Detroit, MichiganCrumbling infrastructure in Detroit, Michigan Ever since people began migrating in large numbers from America’s rural areas to its urban areas in the 19th century, cities have presented unique challenges: sanitation, housing, transportation, education, public safety, and fire protection, to name just a few.

Good News and Bad News on School Finance in Texas

Mark Pulliam May 16, 2016, 4:43pm

The long-awaited decision from the Texas Supreme Court in the school finance case, Morath v. Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition, was issued on May 13, 2016. (The case was argued over eight months earlier.) The court’s jargon-laden 100-page (!) decision can be summarized with this sentence: “Despite the imperfections of the current school funding regime, it meets minimum constitutional requirements.”

Be on guard against solicitations to join a lawsuit

Sick of Lawsuits May 11, 2016, 10:17am

Like all businesses, personal injury lawyers need a product to sell and customers who will buy that product. In the case of personal injury lawyers, the product they are selling is lawsuits –and their customers are each and every one of us as their potential plaintiffs.

Trial Lawyer Fox Running to Guard the GOP Hen House

Mark Pulliam May 2, 2016, 8:55am

In an election season abounding with ironies, one of the strangest is the campaign now being waged by Houston personal injury trial lawyer Jared Woodfill to lead the Republican Party of Texas.

Don’t Mess with Texas

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Apr. 25, 2016, 9:37am

No doubt you’ve seen, heard, and probably even said these words -- but you may be surprised at how our state’s unofficial motto came to be.

Fueling the personal injury lawsuit machine

Sick of Lawsuits Apr. 21, 2016, 4:06pm

Just as the way some iconic advertising campaigns might create among us a unique cultural bond, TV watchers and internet surfers today share a common experience.

Are insurance companies not welcome in Texas?

The SE Texas Record Apr. 12, 2016, 7:54am

Do conversations stop when you enter a room? Do other people get up from the sofa when you sit down? Do front porch lights go off when you pull into a driveway? Do nightclubs have cover charges just for you?

The Emerged Hail Risk: What the Hail is Still Going on and Getting Worse?

Steve Badger Apr. 7, 2016, 1:29pm

Almost two years ago I wrote an article for Claims Journal entitled “The Emerging Hail Risk: What the Hail is Going on?” The response was overwhelming.

Personal injury lawyer ads are no joke

Jennifer Harris Apr. 1, 2016, 8:45am

April Fool’s Day is a great time to look at all the ways we can be fooled. But one thing we should absolutely not be fooled by is the sensational personal injury lawyer advertisements we see all around us.

Texas is tech Mecca of America

Gov. Greg Abbott Mar. 28, 2016, 3:40pm

Tech jobs are flowing to Texas as businesses flee California's high taxes, burdensome regulations and unaffordable housing.

ILR: The MDL blueprint for benefiting plaintiffs' attorneys over actual plaintiffs

Institute for Legal Reform Mar. 23, 2016, 11:11am

The Wall Street Journal’s Sara Randazzo last week ran a profile piece on the Elizabeth Cabraser, the lead plaintiffs’ attorney in the emissions-related class action litigation against Volkswagan AG. While noting Cabraser’s (and her firm, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s) role in headline-grabbing multi district litigation, such as the Gulf oil spill, Takata air bags, GM ignition switches and breast implants, it also notes the criticism that has come the way of Cabraser and fellow “top cl

Rep. Poe: We cannot give government keys to the backdoor to every Smartphone in America

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe Mar. 17, 2016, 11:57am

"There's already a door on that iPhone. We are asking Apple to take the vicious guard dog away and let us pick the lock,” said FBI Director Comey in his recent testimony before the Judiciary Committee. What would happen if the government mandated that we take away all the guard dogs in a neighborhoods and leave our homes vulnerable for others to ‘pick the lock’ and gain access to our homes?

Texas’ Longest-Running Theater: A Throwback to Simpler Times

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Mar. 10, 2016, 2:55pm

Last week, movie-goers in Clifton, Texas might have felt like they’d gone Back to the Future, jumping from the 21st century to a cotton farm in the 1930s, a lion hunt in the 1960s, or an East Texas funeral home in the early 1990s.

Texans saving lives, reuniting families

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Mar. 3, 2016, 12:11pm

Texans are pioneers at heart, constantly on the front lines of invention and innovation.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry vindicated at last

Mark Pulliam Feb. 25, 2016, 2:24pm

Outrageous persecution by politicized Travis County D.A.’s office finally halted by Texas’s highest criminal court.

Letting a lawyer pick your doctor: huge mistake

Sick of Lawsuits Feb. 25, 2016, 1:42pm

Personal injury lawyers are constantly innovating new ways to generate lawsuits to make money for themselves. Regardless of the specific tactic, you can be sure that it involves luring consumers in to act as their harmed plaintiffs.

THEIR VIEW: Counting successes from the legislative session

The SE Texas Record Jun. 10, 2015, 11:46am

By Gov. GREG ABBOTT Texas is strong.

THEIR VIEW: Texas AG: Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

The SE Texas Record Jun. 4, 2015, 9:10am

By ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON On June 21, children across Texas will celebrate their fathers and thank them for a job well done.

THEIR VIEW: Lack of pipeline capacity may dim U.S. energy revival

The SE Texas Record Jun. 1, 2015, 8:07am


Their View: Patent trolls threaten small businesses

The SE Texas Record Jan. 7, 2014, 11:30am

By Scott Joslove