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Federal judge to decide whether to remand case against Harris County judge back to state court

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 6, 2019

HOUSTON – As the U.S. Senate considers the Guardianship Accountability Act, a federal judge in Houston is considering the responses to his order for supplemental briefing in a case against a Harris County judge over the 2014 death of a woman in a nursing home.

JONES DAY: Shamoil T. Shipchandler, SEC Regional Director, joins Jones Day in Dallas

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Securities and Exchange Commission senior official Shamoil T. Shipchandler will join the Firm's Dallas Office as a partner in its Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice at the end of February.

Ferguson’s Cody Dishon becomes one of youngest board certified attorneys in Texas history

By David Yates | Jan 28, 2019

BEAUMONT – At age 30, Cody Dishon has accomplished a lot. He is a partner at the Ferguson Law Firm and was recognized statewide as a Rising Star as a litigator. He made his mark in 2018 for his work in helping achieve multiple million-dollar results.

Jefferson County 58th District Court Docket: March 2019

By John Suayan | Jan 25, 2019


Texas AG opinion sought on validity of election process of TYLA president

By David Yates | Jan 23, 2019

BEAUMONT – Should approximately 76,000, due-paying attorneys have the right to vote on the election of Texas Young Lawyers Association officials – that’s the question State Bar President Joe Longley is asking Attorney General Ken Paxton to answer.

MCCATHERN PLLC: McCathern Welcomes Former Judge Scott J. Becker to the Firm

By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2019

McCathern PLLC issued the following announcement on Jan. 2.Effective January 1, 2019, McCathern, PLLC is honored to welcome former judge Scott J.

‘Massive’ judgments earn Texas ‘Dishonorable Mention’ on ‘Judicial Hellhole’ report

By David Yates | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – Once a regular on the list, Texas managed to avoid landing a “Judicial Hellhole’ ranking this year, but did secure a “Dishonorable Mention” for dishing out massive damage awards, including the largest in the nation for 2018.

JP candidate calls for investigation of Travis County tax assessor-collector

By David Yates | Sep 5, 2018

AUSTIN - Martin Harry, the Republican candidate for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 of Travis County, is calling for an investigation of Bruce Elfant, Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector.

Jefferson County 172nd District Court Docket: August 2018

By John Suayan | Jul 20, 2018


The insurance lobby has destroyed Texas property rights

By Ware V. Wendell | May 23, 2018

Eight months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, many Texas families still face a long road home. Only 33 percent of home insurance claims have been paid and a staggering 51 percent have been closed with no payment.

Houston federal judge allows state judge to be sued

By David Yates | May 16, 2018

HOUSTON - Southern District Chief Justice Lee H. Rosenthal recently issued a landmark ruling allowing a wrongful death lawsuit against a Houston probate judge to proceed in an adult guardianship claim.

Records show all-out, unsolicited attorney scramble to sign up Texas counties for opioid litigation

By David Yates | Mar 29, 2018

BEAUMONT – A new lawyer feeding frenzy has swept through Texas – a rush to push counties onboard the opioid litigation train before the state can pull into the station.

Institutional Reform Litigation and the Demise of Democracy: Part II

By Mark Pulliam | Feb 14, 2018

This is the second of two posts regarding an ongoing federal court lawsuit against the state of Texas’ foster care system, M.D. v. Abbott, now pending before the Fifth Circuit. State-run foster care systems are frequent targets of “institutional reform litigation.” Most states have been sued in federal court by activist groups alleging deficiencies. The reasons are obvious: foster care is a messy business, fraught with tragic situations and involving the most vulnerable members of society—children. Let us stipulate that child abuse and parental neglect are serious problems, deserving our compassion and attention. Let us also recognize that the problem is complex and defies easy solutions. The disintegration of the family unit is a catastrophe. No matter how much money is spent attempting to repair the damage of broken and dysfunctional families, the results will be imperfect. Critics will always be able to identify flaws, especially in hindsight.

Ferguson Law named one of “10 Best Law Firms”

By David Yates | Jan 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – The awards continue to accumulate for The Ferguson Law Firm, with the firm being named as one of 2017’s “10 Best Law Firms” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Attorney loses disbarment appeal in the Texas Supreme Court

By Dee Thompson | Nov 5, 2017

AUSTIN: On Oct. 20 the Texas Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals in the case of Ikechukwu Nweze, an attorney who was disbarred after faking an automobile accident and fabricating medical bills.

Patrick on Harvey: 'Harvey came and we took it'

By John Suayan | Sep 7, 2017

GALVESTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick went back nearly 180 years in the state’s history to find a suitable comparison to the community spirit shown by residents in Hurricane Harvey’s crosshairs last month.

Court rules texas counties can move with lawsuits against Volkswagen after state's is resolved

By Sara McCleary | Aug 15, 2017

AUSTIN – The 3rd Court of Appeals at Austin passed down two separate decisions relating to Volkswagen clean diesel litigation.

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