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Paxton opinion: Special assessments related to PACE Act treated similar to real estate taxes

By Dawn Geske | Aug 29, 2018

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated that contractual assessments related to an act regarding property improvements to decrease water demand and consumption are treated similar to real estate taxes.

Class action certified in Methodist Dallas Medical Center meal break case

By Dawn Geske | May 2, 2018

DALLAS – A nurse has been granted the right to a conditional class action suit against Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary, et al. over interrupted meal breaks that allegedly resulted in overtime work without pay.

Gilstrap grants partial new trial to Google in patent infringement suit

By Dawn Geske | May 2, 2018

MARSHALL – Google has been granted partial post-trial relief in a patent infringement suit over malicious software protection for computer systems.

Former judge Mizell named to Texas Ethics Commission

By Dawn Geske | Apr 30, 2018

HOUSTON – Attorney and former judge Pat Mizell has been announced as a new appointee to the Texas Ethics Commission by Gov. Greg Abbott.

BestCare Laboratory Services ordered to pay U.S. more than $30.5 million for Medicare mileage billing

By Dawn Geske | Apr 16, 2018

HOUSTON – BestCare Laboratory Services LLC has been ordered to pay the United States of America more than $30.5 million for allegedly deceptively charging mileage to Medicare.

SightLine Health to pay $11.5 million to settle kickback allegations

By Dawn Geske | Apr 16, 2018

DALLAS – SightLine Health LLC has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit over allegations it violated the Anti-Kickback Statute regarding Medicare.

Bill looks to require insurance companies to cover 3-D mammography screenings

By Dawn Geske | Mar 30, 2017

ADDISON – An independent breast imaging provider is backing support of a Texas House bill to require all commercial insurance providers in the state to cover 3-D mammography.

$2 million settlement reached with CDK Realty Advisors over Dallas Police and Fire Pension fund

By Dawn Geske | Mar 6, 2017

DALLAS – A lackluster $2 million settlement agreement has been reached in favor of the Dallas police and fire pension fund over real estate investments oversaw by an advisory firm.

Ethics reform bill passes Texas Senate, moves to House

By Dawn Geske | Feb 28, 2017

AUSTIN – In a move that will put legislators under more scrutiny and provide more governmental transparency, the Texas Senate has approved the ethics reform bill SB 14.

New bill to amend collections on abandoned, unclaimed properties by the state of Delaware

By Dawn Geske | Feb 8, 2017

DOVER, Del. – Both the Delaware House and the Senate have passed a bill that determines how the state goes about collecting on abandoned and unclaimed properties.

Gov. Greg Abbott gives State of the State Address, focuses on tort and budget reforms

By Dawn Geske | Feb 7, 2017

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott has given his State of the State speech to the citizens of Texas where he addressed what his priorities and emergency activities will be for the 85th legislative session.

End of 'Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot' policy puts all immigrants on equal footing

By Dawn Geske | Feb 1, 2017

HOUSTON – While a new administration at the While House brings stricter immigration laws to the country, it was former President Barack Obama who actually eliminated the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy for Cuban immigration into the United States.

Lawyer: 'Lot of discussion' for 'years' on tort reform for multi-district litigation

By Dawn Geske | Jan 10, 2017

AUSTIN – Tort reform is being considered to reduce the recovery amounts in personal injury case that falls under multi-district litigation (MDL).

FAIR proposes immigration plan for President-elect Trump’s first 100 days

By Dawn Geske | Jan 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outlined steps for the Trump administration to take to secure the U.S. borders and reform immigration laws upon taking office this month.

$1B verdict against Johnson & Johnson reinforces 'need for appellate review,' says attorney

By Dawn Geske | Dec 12, 2016

DALLAS – A verdict of more than $1 billion has been handed down by a federal jury in a lawsuit regarding hip replacements.

Former worker accuses Veteran’s Administration medical center of dirty water conditions

By Dawn Geske | Nov 28, 2016

HOUSTON – A former employee of the Veteran’s Administration’s Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center in Houston, alleges there are unsanitary water conditions at the facility.

$625,000 settlement reached for trainers in Gold’s Gym suit

By Dawn Geske | Nov 22, 2016

Gym trainers that had filed a lawsuit against their employer have reached a $625,000 settlement.

Texas ACLU battles Santa Fe to eliminate jail time for not paying fines

By Dawn Geske | Nov 14, 2016

SANTA FE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Fe to protect individuals from being jailed for low-level offenses because they can’t afford to pay the fines associated with these small crimes.

Appeal looks to overturn ban in transgender student bathroom case

By Dawn Geske | Nov 8, 2016

AUSTIN -- A notice has been granted for appeal in the Texas case involving the use of bathrooms by transgender students.

Appeal possible against injunction barring transgender students from using bathroom of preference

By Dawn Geske | Nov 8, 2016

AUSTIN – A national injunction put in place in August prohibiting transgender students from using the bathroom that they identify likely will be appealed.

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