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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.”
HOUSTON (SE Texas Record) — A man injured in in a 2016 vehicular accident in Waller County after an unidentified vehicle that did not contact his own car but caused him to collide with another automobile is not entitled to uninsured motorist benefits, a state appeals court recently ruled.
Dismissed: Former HC treasurer’s $1M suit against water thrower, defendant had offered to pay for dry cleaning
HOUSTON – Before Orlando Sanchez’s suit was dismissed, he received a settlement offer from the man who poured water on him during a press conference – $200, “enough to cover (his) dry cleaning bill.”
AUSTIN - The State Bar of Texas has launched an all-out offensive, firing a barrage of filings yesterday in hopes of killing a lawsuit brought by three attorneys who contend paying mandatory dues violates their First Amendment rights.
Beto’s ‘green’ policy could mean more climate change litigation against oil companies, loss of Texas jobs
HOUSTON – Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke grabbed a myriad of headlines last month by proposing to spend $5 trillion in an effort to combat climate change. What garnered little attention from the media, however, was a single sentence in the “guarantee net-zero emissions” part of O’Rourke’s plan: “Enforcing our laws to hold polluters accountable, including for their historical actions or crimes.”
Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of BoyarMiller client, overturns 80 year-old case law for probate applicants
HOUSTON – The Supreme Court of Texas delivered an opinion April 12 that changed the interpretation of a Texas law that has existed since 1879 stating that an applicant for probate is charged with the failure of any predecessor to probate a will before them.
Flanked by Texas Bar Executive Director Trey Apffel and Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht – and, as alwwys by his side, his wife, Carla – Justice Phil Johnson said his goodbye to Texas lawyers, his former colleagues and other judges and friends Wednesday in a crowded reception at the Texas Law Center.
HOUSTON — Dress for the job you want, but do not apply for a new position before checking to see if you have to leave your current post first.
A tool for transparency or weapon for big business? HB 2096 seeks to disclose litigation funding in Texas
AUSTIN – The Texas Legislature is currently considering a bill that, if enacted, would require disclosure of third-party litigation funding in all civil actions.