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Storm unleashed over Dallas district attorney announcement continues

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2019

Dallas County District Attorney John Cruezet has faced strong push back, and even calls for his resignation, following his bombshell announcement last month that he would decline certain offences.

Attorney vows to appeal sanctions imposed in case involving incapacitated millionaire

By John Breslin | Jun 10, 2019

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio attorney has vowed he will appeal against sanctions of more than $200,000 imposed on him and his clients in a case involving an incapacitated millionaire, his apparent sham marriage and adoption of his former wife's adult children.

From Legal Newsline

Six months after federal sentencing act signed, impact still being studied

By John Breslin | Jun 5, 2019

Six months after its December 2018 passing with large bi-partisan support, the details of how an act aimed at reforming federal prison sentencing is impacting the 180,000 federal prisoners is becoming clearer.

From Legal Newsline

Johnson & Johnson, not asked to testify on talc, alleges Congressional hearing was biased against it

By John Breslin | Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.

From Legal Newsline

In the wake of previous failures, Michigan lawyer again sues social media companies over alleged terrorist links

By John Breslin | Mar 12, 2019

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – An attorney gaining a reputation for representing plaintiffs suing social media organizations over claims they aided and abetted terrorists is involved in yet another case against the companies.

ATG LegalServe partners with File & ServeXpress for 'one-stop' service

By John Breslin | Jan 24, 2019

As the era of legal e-filing came close to replacing the hand delivering of documents, one process-serving business knew it had to find the right partner.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Man loses appeal over malicious prosecution claim against Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A man arrested at a hospital where his dying mother was being treated has lost his appeal against a trial court decision dismissing claims of malicious prosecution and emotional distress.

Denial of doctor's motion to dismiss negligence claim was right decision, 14th District Court finds

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court did not err when denying a motion to dismiss a claim against a doctor accused of negligence over the treatment of a woman at a Texas hospital, an appeals court has ruled.

14th District Court affirms judge's ruling reversing jury verdict in shareholder dispute

By John Breslin | Nov 6, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court judge was within his rights to reverse a jury verdict in favor of the joint owner of a credit repair company, an appeals court has ruled.

First District court reverses decision on easement access on Harris County property

By John Breslin | Oct 31, 2018

HOUSTON – A state appeals court has largely reversed a jury decision in favor of a couple regarding express easements near their property.

Male restaurant manager loses appeal over claim of gender, age discrimination

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

A former restaurant manager has lost his appeal over claims he was discriminated against because of his gender and age.

No negligence by country club over curb fall injury claim, appeals court affirms

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

An appeals court has ruled in favor of a country club sued by an individual who claimed negligence after falling when stepping off a curb outside the premises.

Man who alleged injuries after box of medical supplies fell on head in office building loses appeal

By John Breslin | Sep 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A man who claimed negligence on the part of the owners of an office building his lost his appeal to overturn summary judgment ruling issued by a trial court that dismissed his tort claims against the building's owners.

Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency loses appeal over deals signed by former attorney

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – An energy provider has lost its appeal against a trial court judgment in a case involving two projects based in Texas and Louisiana.

Appeals court affirms summary judgment in oil and gas assets dispute filed by Pacific Energy and Mining

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A dispute over the aborted sale of oil and gas assets was considered by a Texas appeals court as it affirmed a lower court's summary judgment against an energy and mining company.

14th Court of Appeals reverses ruling in legal malpractice case involving Houston attorney

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

HOUSTON – A trial court erred when it granted summary judgment in favor of an attorney who was sued for fraud and legal malpractice, the 14th Court of Appeals has found.

First District appellate court affirms that anesthesiologist was named too late in malpractice suit

By John Breslin | Jul 30, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has affirmed summary judgment in a medical malpractice case filed against an anesthesiologist because the initial claim was made outside the statute of limitations.

School districts barred from operating buses in another without agreement, says Paxton

By John Breslin | Oct 16, 2017

AUSTIN – A school district cannot operate a bus in another unless there is an agreement between the two, Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated in an Oct. 3 opinion.

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