Texas Comptroller News

Off to the governor: Bill aiming to curtail attorney solicitation of local governments

By David Yates | May 21, 2019

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.

Texas House passes bill aiming to curtail attorney solicitation of local governments

By David Yates | May 2, 2019

AUSTIN – The Texas House has passed HB 2826, which could curtail the growing trend of attorneys soliciting local governments to pursue litigation.

Curtailing attorney solicitation of local governments, Texas House members hear testimony on HB 2826

By David Yates | Mar 26, 2019

AUSTIN – There’s a growing trend in Texas – attorneys recruiting local governments to pursue litigation, one expert recently told members of the Texas House of Representatives.

Democrat congressman signs 'modified' contingency contract to keep financial stake in Texas lawsuit

By David Yates | Feb 28, 2019

McALLEN – Only three months ago, a sitting member of Congress signed a “modified” contingency fee contract to represent Hidalgo County in a construction defect lawsuit – a possible ethics violation.

Want to know what opioid lawyers are up to in Texas? It costs thousands to find out

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 14, 2018

Some Texas counties are demanding tens of thousands of dollars to comply with open-records requests for documents detailing the time and expenses private attorneys have racked up so far representing them in opioid litigation.

Texas AG finds county violated state law in request for opioid lawyers' billing records

By Dan Fisher | Aug 31, 2018

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has found that a Texas County has violated state law by refusing to comply with a request for the billing records of private attorneys the county hired to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors

Lawsuit: man tricked into purchasing grocery store mired with structural defects, health code violations

By John Suayan | Dec 16, 2017

GALVESTON – An owner of a San Leon grocery store claims he was swindled into buying the business.

Texas oil owners file suit against oil company for unpaid royalties

By JoAnn Seltzer | Nov 7, 2016

VICTORIA – Texas mineral rights owners claim an oil company purposefully deceived them for at least two years by manipulating production data, according to a complaint filed in the Southern District Court of Texas, Victoria Division.

TLRPAC endorses state Sen. Glenn Hegar for Texas Comptroller

By The SE Texas Record | Sep 3, 2014

Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC today endorsed state Sen. Glenn Hegar for Texas Comptroller.

Galveston County man suing over identity theft

By Annie Cosby | Apr 24, 2014

A Galveston County man is suing over identity theft and claims a 2012 lien is partially illegal.

Abbott says he can't resolve dispute over racing funds

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 28, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in an opinion issued last week, said he cannot resolve a "factual dispute" between two state officials over funds going toward Formula One races held in Austin starting this year.

Supreme Court candidates land on opposite sides of tort reform issue

By Marilyn Tennissen | May 22, 2012

Willett Three of the nine justices on the all-Republican court are seeking re-election, Justice Don Willett, Place 2; Justice David Medina, Place 4; and Justice Nathan Hecht, Place 6.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka marks new year with new attorneys

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 25, 2011

HOUSTON � (January 24, 2011) � The Houston office of national law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka is challenging the national trend of law firm contraction by hiring a new crop of talent to serve its clients. With the New Year, the firm has brought three new attorneys on board to keep up with the demand. Paul Masters and Heather Pesikoff have both joined Houston's office as senior counsel, while

Birth dates of state employees are private, Texas high court rules

By Steve Korris | Dec 9, 2010

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs AUSTIN � Birth dates of state employees must remain private, the Supreme Court of Texas decided on Dec. 3.

Galveston man sues former employer for breach of contract

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 3, 2009

GALVESTON - A Galveston County man says he was terminated despite obeying the terms of his contract and is suing for approximately $210,000 in damages.

Gov. Perry: Cap and Trade Could Severely Hurt Texas' Economy

By The SE Texas Record | Jun 10, 2009

Perry AUSTIN � Gov. Rick Perry stated his concern about the impact of proposed cap and trade legislation and possible regulation of CO2 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Texas' energy industry and economy.

Provost Umphrey accuses Dole of banana litigation conspiracy

By Steve Korris | Nov 9, 2007

Joe Fisher of the Provost Umphrey firm in Beaumont has accused Dole Food Company of negotiating directly with his clients in Nicaragua to settle pesticide exposure claims.

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