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AUSTIN – With the 86th Texas Legislative Session now in the books, Texans for Lawsuit reform says its just completed one of its “busiest and most successful legislative sessions ever.”
Brooks County hires its own county attorney for opioid suit, law prohibits paying fees to salaried officers
SOUTH TEXAS – David Garcia, the county attorney for Brooks County, signed a contingency fee agreement with his employer to represent the county in an opioid lawsuit – a relationship that seemingly comes into conflict with the Texas Local Government Code.
AUSTIN – House Bill 2826, which could curtail the growing trend of attorneys soliciting local governments to pursue litigation, has cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature.
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Last week, a Texas appeals court began the process of hearing an historic case between two real estate valuation companies that led to one of the largest trade secret verdicts in American history. While this recent hearing was focused on a discreet motion, the appeals court’s decision could have significant implications when considering the entirety of the case.
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San Antonio, a predominantly Hispanic city named for a Catholic saint, has persisted in its crusade against the popular fast-food chain Chick-fil-A. In reaction to the conservative religious beliefs of its owners, the city council has barred Chick-fil-A from operating at San Antonio’s airport. So far, advocates against the restaurant have the upper hand, though that could soon change. Voters will soon have an opportunity to weigh in on the controversy in a local election.
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The concerns surrounding false news, or what is more commonly referred to as “fake news,” not only seems to be growing here in the United States but expanding across the globe, with countries stretching from Southeast Asia to the European Union combating inaccurate reporting.
Cornyn meets with Texas Access to Justice Commission, vows to fight for funding for Legal Services Corporation
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) recently met with a group from the Texas Access to Justice Commission to discuss future funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
AUSTIN – On Thursday, Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a second letter to San Antonio councilmembers, making an open records request for documents related to an investigation of the city’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport.
HOUSTON - U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal remanded plaintiff Sherry Johnston's breach of fiduciary duty claim against court appointed guardian David Dexel to the 253rd Judicial District of Liberty County, all while letting Harris County Probate Judge Christine Butts off the hook.
OFFICE OF THE TEXAS GOVERNOR: Governor Abbott Announces Grant Funding To Support Border Security Operations in Texas
Governor Greg Abbott announced $4.7 million in federal Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG) funding to increase operational capabilities of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies along the border.