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Beaumont court reverses portions of divorce settlement involving owner of World Environmental

By Mike Helenthal | May 30, 2017

BEAUMONT – A state appeals court has reversed portions of the judgment of a lower court in a divorce case against the owner of the World Environmental and has ordered a retrial to reconsider several issues.

Texas attorney general adds amici brief to religious freedom fight

By Mike Helenthal | Nov 17, 2016

SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office says its filing of an amicus brief in support of a Mississippi law blocked by a federal court judge before it took effect in July is part of a broader battle for religious freedom.  

Tyler attorneys offer free injury claim self-help book

By Mike Helenthal | Nov 9, 2016

TYLER – Two local attorneys say they have received significant responses to their offer of a free book they wrote and published last year called “Tips for Handling Your Own Minor Injury Claim.”

Potts' Woellner named in Top 40 attorney list

By Mike Helenthal | Oct 31, 2016

HOUSTON -- An attorney with the Potts Law Firm has earned an award for being one of Texas' the top young attorneys.

Attorney: Nurse lunchtime issue 'normal standard'

By Mike Helenthal | Oct 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The attorney for Houston nurse who is filing a class action suit over lost lunch time says he thinks the practice is a commonplace nationally.

Texas AG challenges sex change procedure rule change

By Mike Helenthal | Sep 16, 2016

WICHITA FALLS -- The state of Texas has filed a federal complaint on behalf of religiously affiliated healthcare providers and four states regarding a rule change in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that forces them to offer specific services to patients seeking sex change procedures.

Texas lawmaker gets state clarification of foreign tribunals' reach

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 22, 2016

AUSTIN – District 2 Rep. Dan Flynn said he is pleased with the recent opinion issued by the state’s attorney general reaffirming that residents of Texas all are subject to Texas law.

U.S. litigation panel sends Enron-centered case back to NY court

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 22, 2016

NEW YORK – One of the last remaining cases stemming from the bankruptcy of Houston-based commodities giant Enron Corp. will go back to the New York federal court where it was initially filed in 2002.

Houston law professor: Mass tort system good at weeding out ‘dogs’

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 6, 2016

HOUSTON – That so many fraudulent claims were identified in a Texas lawsuit stemming from the 2010 BP Deep Horizon oil spill is an indicator the mass torts system is working as intended, Richard Alderman, director of the University of Houston Consumer Law Center, recently told the SE Texas Record. 

Texas Supreme Court: Optometrist group not entitled to civil penalties

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 6, 2016

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that a group of optometrists suing Wal-Mart over workday requirements were not entitled to civil penalties.

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