AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today co-led a bipartisan coalition of 36 states in filing an amicus letter, arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio should reject a request by a few plaintiffs’ lawyers to get paid a disproportionate amount of attorneys’ fees in the opioid litigation that will result in a reduction of funds available to provide treatment and relief to victims of the opioid crisis.
HOUSTON – The ACLU of Texas and ACLU National today filed a lawsuit to challenge the ordinances in seven cities in east Texas that prohibit abortion providers and advocates from operating within their city limits.
HOUSTON - Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has secured the approval of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to take the next step in determining if creosote contamination in northeast Houston has caused cancer among residents there.
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan asked a federal judge this week to overturn the Trump administration’s recent rollback of chemical safety rules. The County Attorney’s Office contends this rollback is unlawful.
HOUSTON – A legal malpractice lawsuit against renowned attorney Mark Lanier is still up on appeal, leading the woman who brought the case against him to believe that she may not live long enough to see the case’s resolution.
BEAUMONT – Finding that continued outpatient care is not in his or society’s best interest, a district court judge has ordered Millet Harrison be committed to Rusk State Hospital or to another mental health care facility under the supervision of the Texas Department of State Health Services.