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HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court has opted to keep a deposition offered by one of the state’s most renowned asbestos attorneys on the infamous “Terrell memo” sealed away from the public.
HOUSTON – Current and former direct patient care nurses for a medical facility operator allege that they were not paid for all hours worked.
DALLAS – Because Purdue Pharma “made billions” selling opioids, “why the heck should it not pay for creating this epidemic” – that was the rhetorical question offered by attorney Jay Henderson, who represents numerous Texas counties currently engrossed in opioid litigation, at a recent conference.
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If a court record that doesn't exist can be kept sealed, surely it can be unsealed, too. If it doesn't exist, what's the point of keeping it sealed?
HOUSTON – If a 20-year old court record, which may or may not be an actual court record, no longer exists, how can jurisdiction exist – is the question justices raised in an asbestos case that’s even caught the attention of Texas’ chief lawyer.
HOUSTON – Next month, an appellate court will hear oral arguments on whether to unseal testimony given by renowned plaintiff’s attorney Russell Budd on the “Terrell memo.”
HOUSTON – Joining a nationwide trend, Texas municipals have begun suing the makers of opioids in recent months, alleging drug manufactures knew of the dangers but placed profits above the public good. And while no one is really debating that opioid addiction isn’t real or a problem, at least one group is questioning how enriching trial lawyers will cure the epidemic.
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There's no blood in the water (yet), but it's only a matter of time before Dallas plaintiffs attorney Russell Budd starts screaming and flailing his arms and perhaps goes under, figuratively speaking. It won't be the jaws of a shark that devour him, but the jaws of transparency and justice – justice delayed so far.
HOUSTON – Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking an appellate court to reverse a lower court that refused to unseal testimony given by renowned plaintiff’s attorney Russell Budd on the “Terrell memo.”
DALLAS – The Wikipedia page for the “Terrell memo,” the infamous cheat sheet revealing how Baron & Budd asbestos clients were coached up before depositions, is no longer up.