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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Houston Law Center announces jurists in residence program

HOUSTON – The University of Houston Law Center is again offering its Judge Ruby Kless Sondock Jurists in Residence Program for the 2016-2017 school year and has announced its lineup of jurists for the program.

Plaintiff In malpractice suit against Baker Botts files for rehearing

A wireless and business technology company has filed for a rehearing in a $41 million malpractice suit against the law firm that represented them in a patent case.

McDonald Hopkins adds 4 attorneys to membership

CLEVELAND – McDonald Hopkins LLC has elected four attorneys to membership at its law firm.

Brent Coon & Associates named Best Law Firm for 2016 by U.S. News & World Report

BEAUMONT – National law firm Brent Coon & Associates has been named as a Best Law Firm of 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.

Texas Package Stores Association intervenes in case with Wal-Mart to sell liquor

AUSTIN – A ruling has been made allowing the intervention by a liquor store association in the case Wal-Mart filed regarding its right to sell liquor in Texas.

Election protection coalition seeks to preserve voter rights In Texas

AUSTIN – A coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is preparing for the November election by protecting voters’ rights in Texas and across the country.