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Keep your hands off the cap, Gene Wu

By The SE Texas Record | May 2, 2017

Two weeks ago, we opined, only half-jokingly, that one of the biggest differences between conservatives and liberals – and between Republicans and Democrats – is that the former look for things that are broken, so they can fix them, and the latter do the opposite.

Carolyn Rhymes's all-expenses-paid 'trip'

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 24, 2017

Carolyn Rhymes got roughly one fifth of the settlement she sought from the Applebee's on Dowlen Road in Beaumont, but it could be more than she deserved.

The difference between Republicans and Democrats in Texas

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 17, 2017

Q. What's the difference between liberals and conservatives? A. Conservatives look for things that are broken, so they can fix them. Liberals do the opposite.

The Steve Mostyn Comedy Show continues

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 10, 2017

Seven years ago, the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence held a hearing at which tort reformers and trial attorneys both agreed that barratry is a problem in our state.

Why Senate Bill 10 is needed

By The SE Texas Record | Apr 3, 2017

Our state Senate considering legislation to restrict lawsuits against individual insurance adjusters.

PU attorneys bring in the big bucks, but at what cost to society?

By The SE Texas Record | Mar 27, 2017

Last October, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the reversal of a $32 million settlement against Domino's pizza chain won by former Provost Umphrey (PU) attorney Paul Ferguson Jr.

When Baron & Budd talk, legislators listen

By The SE Texas Record | Mar 20, 2017

In a crowded public place, two businessmen discuss investments.

Our state legislature should work for us, not Steve Mostyn

By The SE Texas Record | Mar 14, 2017

It sometimes seems like Texas taxpayers bankrolled a billion-dollar trust fund for the personal use of attorney Steve Mostyn.

'There are no wrongful births.'

By The SE Texas Record | Mar 6, 2017

When does an infant in the womb become a potential burden?

It used to be a crime. Now we celebrate it?

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 27, 2017

“I believe there are many funding opportunities in Texas and the Southwest,” said Eric Chenoweth, commercial and intellectual property litigator, formerly of Yetter Coleman and recently tapped to head the new Houston office of Australian litigation-funding firm Bentham IMF.

Let's keep Texas exceptional!

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 21, 2017

When he succeeded Rick Perry as governor, Greg Abbott promised to perpetuate his positive policies of “lower taxes, less regulation, and more job creation.” “Texas will continue to be a pro-business state because of legislative reforms,” he said at the time, at a meeting with Texas congressional leaders from the Greater Houston area.

U.S. Supreme Court should reject lower court's loose venue interpretation

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 13, 2017

“When a single district court hears so many cases, not because of convenience or connection to the dispute, but because it is chosen by litigants on one side, the perception of a neutral justice system is undermined.” That's one of several cogent comments made by Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton and 16 other state AGs in an amicus brief filed last week in a U.S.

Lamar Smith's persistence may finally pay off

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 6, 2017

It may be called the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) of 2017, but U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of Austin has been proposing this measure for years without success.

This Texas model is the most successful one of all

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 30, 2017

What do you think of when you think of Texas models? Julie Henderson, Taylor Cole, Shannon Elizabeth, Kim Smith, and Anna Nicole Smith are the five highest rated Texas-born models on they're not the ones we think of when we think of Texas models – not always, anyway. Our favorite Texas model is a program of tort reform.

The lawyer will see you now . . .

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 23, 2017

You wouldn't ask a doctor for a legal opinion, so why accept medical advice from a lawyer – especially one who's hoping to gin up a medical malpractice case.

Carolyn Rhymes, learn how to walk defensively

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 10, 2017

There's neither rhyme nor reason to many personal injury lawsuits, but one filed two years ago against the Applebee's on Dowlen Road in Beaumont, and recently continued, does have Rhymes.

Made any resolutions for 2017, Steve Mostyn?

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 3, 2017

Last year was a rough one for Houston attorney Steve Mostyn, and he's probably glad it's over.

What goes around comes around, and Jay Edelson doesn't like it

By The SE Texas Record | Dec 20, 2016

They say turnabout is fair play, but some people don't like to play fair.

Texas lawyers are showing insurers the Doors

By The SE Texas Record | Dec 13, 2016

We apologize to the late Jim Morrison for the liberties taken with “Riders on the Storm,” but you must admit that the version we created with unaltered consciousness makes considerably more sense and actually communicates something.

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