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Class action certified in Methodist Dallas Medical Center meal break case

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

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

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

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

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

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.