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Texas appellate court finds in favor of Sam Houston Electric, orders ‘class action’ members into arbitration

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s order denying a Sam Houston Electric Cooperative motion to compel arbitration in a budding class action lawsuit.

East Texas jury levies $21M verdict against Hughes Network Systems for patent infringement

MARSHALL – An East Texas jury recently found Hughes Network Systems should pay a defense contractor more than $21 million in damages for infringing a broadband patent used at offshore drilling sites.

State's tax policies attract businesses, people to state, communications director says

AUSTIN – When people consider a cross-country move, there are a number of factors that go into relocation plans, including work, retirement and family.

Bill looks to require insurance companies to cover 3-D mammography screenings

ADDISON – An independent breast imaging provider is backing support of a Texas House bill to require all commercial insurance providers in the state to cover 3-D mammography.

Can Activist Judges Be Controlled?

The disquieting spectacle of three unelected judges (all appointed by President Barack Obama) enjoining the signature initiative of the newly inaugurated President Donald Trump, without even citing the statute—8 U.S.C. section 1182(f)—that expressly authorizes the action they just stopped, has focused public attention as never before on the threat posed by liberal judicial activism to our system of self-government.

Paxton files suit against FDA over delay in shipment of lethal injection drug

GALVESTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has prevented Texas from getting the drug needed for lethal injections for more than 17 months, now and Texas is fighting back.

DuPont refutes claims of reporting violations at Louisiana acid plant

NEW ORLEANS – E I DuPont de NeMours & Co recently asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to dismiss a False Claims Act-based lawsuit filed against the company by Jeffrey M. Simoneaux.

Motorist alleges GEICO did not deal fairly

GALVESTON — A League City woman is suing GEICO, alleging failure to deal in good faith.

Husband seeks recovery of benefits from TransAmerica Life

GALVESTON – A man has filed suit against an insurance company alleging he was not paid life insurance benefits after the death of his wife.

Texas, 9 other states, join lawsuit against Department of Labor

LUBBOCK—A federal judge has allowed a coalition of 10 states, including Texas, to join a lawsuit filed by five business-rights organizations against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opposing the DOL’s new interpretation of a law that would require businesses to disclose contacts with attorneys regarding union organization.

Concussion lawsuits behind NFL brain injury efforts? League spokesperson says ‘No’

In its latest proactive health effort, the NFL recently teamed up with Washington and the military in hopes of combating traumatic brain injury – one of many moves that has left some fans wondering if concussion lawsuits are spurring the league into action.

**FOR PRINT***The science of asbestos: A variety of definitions

Carbone WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Asbestos litigation has become a multibillion-dollar industry -- bankrupting large corporations, enriching lawyers and courts and providing much needed relief to victims of the deadly diseases that exposure to some types asbestos in specific amounts will cause.

Malpractice case alleges prescription of drug for off-label use caused permanent disability

A Beaumont man has filed a suit against a local psychiatrist, alleging the doctor prescribed a medication for an off-label use that has left him permanently disabled.

Beaumont firm represents breast cancer survivor in Arkansas HRT suit

TEXARKANA � Lawyers from Beaumont have filed suit in Arkansas on behalf of a woman who claims her hormone replacement therapy caused her breast cancer.

Capitol Comment: Maintaining our leadership in space

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite, setting off alarm bells that America was falling behind in space technology.

Sen. Hutchison Applauds NASA Steps Toward Implementing Space Station as a National Laboratory

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), ranking member of the Science and Space Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement June 1 regarding a NASA report outlining the steps toward implementing the congressionally-mandated designation of the U.S. portion of the International Space Station (ISS) as a National Laboratory: