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Some appreciate today’s medical marvels, others sue the makers

The Record Oct. 16, 2017, 4:54pm

Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967, just 50 years ago. Today, heart transplants are commonplace procedures, and artificial hearts and pacemakers also extend lives in ways medically impossible just a few decades ago. Transplants of other organs are now routine, too, as are the attachment of prosthetic limbs and the implantation of artificial joints.

Hail lawsuit all wet without facts

The Record Oct. 10, 2017, 10:36am

If a mechanic or a contractor handed you an invoice for several hundred or several thousand dollars, with no breakdown of the specific work done on your car or home and the time it took, you'd hand it back and ask for an itemized bill.

Son loses appellate court battle concerning his father’s death

The Record Oct. 3, 2017, 12:11pm

A trial court’s order denying a motion from the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative (SHEC) to compel arbitration in a putative class action lawsuit has been reversed by the Ninth Court of Appeals.

Bill seeks to stop disrespect of ill veterans

The Record Aug. 28, 2017, 2:43pm

More than 600,000 Texas veterans support U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act, a bill designed to promote fairness and honesty in asbestos litigation and to increase transparency in asbestos trusts.

Lisa Atkins-January tied-up the courts for five years and got nowhere

The Record Aug. 21, 2017, 7:09pm

“A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” The origin of that proverb is unclear, but may have been first uttered by an attorney. It may be true in complex cases, but in simple matters there's no reason a person of average intelligence can't prosecute his own case or defend himself if he can compile the evidence, present a persuasive argument, and follow the basic protocols of court procedure.

Jefferson County 136th District Court docket: July 2017

The Record Jun. 12, 2017, 12:50pm


No vicarious liability for off-site, off-duty employees

The Record May 30, 2017, 3:03pm

You walk past a BBQ joint, look in the window, and see a happy guy with some sauce on the front of his shirt devouring a rack of ribs, and it makes you feel good. There might be a tinge of envy, but you can tell he's enjoying those juicy ribs and you can't help smiling. That’s called vicarious pleasure.

This time, the joke's on Steve Mostyn and company

The Record May 15, 2017, 2:03pm

When the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence held a hearing seven years ago to discuss barratry in our state, Steve Mostyn agreed with those present that it was a problem and recommended prosecution of “swindlers.” What a kidder!

Jefferson County 172nd Court District: May 2017

The Record Apr. 24, 2017, 8:49am