Story Copy One of the last acts of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia before his death last week was to explain high court’s majority view in granting a stay of the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, pending the outcome of a challenge now being considered by the U.S.
Shingles are something you never want to have, unless they're on the top of your house or on the outside of your law office. Joe Cantu is fortunate not to have shingles, at least not on his roof, but he does have cement tiles up there, and some of them apparently got damaged when the March 29, 2012 hailstorm hit his Hidalgo County home.
Houston attorney Steve Mostyn must have been feeling cocky when he attended a hearing held by the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence back in 2010. The hearing, attended by tort reformers and trial attorneys, was called to address the problem of barratry in our state.
Speaking of a three-pronged approach to combatting swindling . . . Last week, we were doing just that, pointing out that “prosecuting swindlers is the third prong of an obvious three-prong solution, the first being a willingness on the part of defendants to fight back against fraud, and the second being a determination among judges to reject unreasonable claims.
Dallas commercial insurance attorney Steven Badger charges that some trial lawyers try to intimidate insurers into settling unjust claims, using a “scare tactic” that “can amount to insurance fraud.” Says Badger, “Lawyers and their teams of experts will significantly increase the alleged cost to damaged items and often add entirely new damage claim components that were never part of the original claim submitted to the insurer.”
Some may dismiss it as merely a symbolic gesture, but symbolic gestures can be powerful.
Story Copy Institute for Legal Reform, December 8, 2015 The conviction last week of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reveals more than just the level of corruption in the Empire State capital.
On Dec. 16 Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) announced a new statewide consumer education campaign, urging Texans to “Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor.” Small business owners, health care providers and lawsuit reform advocates have joined forces to press for greater consumer awareness in personal injury lawyer advertising.
President Obama says: If you see something, say something.
“That's what you are, but what am I?” You might expect a lame remark like that to be employed as a retort by an underage antagonist on an elementary school playground or a superannuated adolescent in a Pee Wee Herman movie, but not as a comeback from mature counsel in a courtroom.
Disgruntled employees come in many varieties.
Dogs are people, too, or so some dog owners think.
People all over town thought Elwood P. Dowd was crazy because he claimed to have a friend named Harvey.