Proponents of “living constitutionalism” or other non-originalist theories of constitutional law sometimes argue that our now 230-year-old Constitution wasn’t designed for current social conditions. Prevailing attitudes on a variety of subjects have changed dramatically since 1787, critics of originalism say. Judges must be allowed to augment or update the Constitution to keep it “relevant.”
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a petition with the Harris County District Court alleging that Solvera, an online reputation management company, violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by abusing the legal system to deceive Harris County district court judges with its defamation lawsuits.
HOUSTON – Last year, a lawsuit seeking an award of $100 million in exemplary damages was filed against Texas attorneys John Cracken and Bob Hilliard for allegedly using case runners to steal the identities of Vietnamese-Americans damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Chief Judge Carl Stewart reversed a district court’s ruling in favor of Yahoo! Inc. and ordered the web service to pay $4.4 million for breach of contract.
AUSTIN – On Sept. 13, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed lawsuits against three Texas businesses, accusing them of unlawful price gouging while consumers were in need of fuel, shelter and other essentials as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
BEAUMONT – Just about everyone has seen a film where a female actress complains about breaking a nail while escaping danger, but how many people can claim they’ve seen someone have a bottle of “dangerous” nail polish break and splinter into their hand while on the job?
If they wanted to get Cracken, they should have got crackin' sooner.
That's the message a trial court delivered to plaintiffs when it granted summary judgment to defendants accused of stealing the identities of those plaintiffs and passing them off as clients in class action suits following the Gulf Oil Spill.
AUSTIN – On Sept. 12, Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court, in separate rulings, blocked two lower court rulings that invalidated parts of Texas' House and congressional maps.