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3 hrs ago | JD Supra
"You have been sued." Upon reading these first few words of a state court citation, most Texas employers - indeed, most employers - make it their first order of business to remove the case to federal court if at all possible.
7 hrs ago | Grits for Breakfast
At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: " Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas? " She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of death row inmates in the Angola unit in Louisiana which may soon cause our Bayou State neighbors to "join ... (more)
Former trustee's appeal on theft conviction is dismissed Clark Swank's appeal of his conviction for theft in office has been dismissed Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1tHue9c The Fifth District Court of Appeals has dismissed former Worthington Township Trustee Edwin C. "Clark" Swank's appeal of his conviction for ... (more)
A $360,000 jury verdict against the power transmission company Oncor for its role in a South Dallas dairy fire in 2008 has been overturned.
The Interior Department may be infringing on the religious freedom of Native Americans by limiting the right to possess eagle feathers to federally recognized tribes, the 5th Circuit ruled.
It's sad it took a judge's threat to seize assets to get the city to do the right thing.
Facebook's $10,000 donation to antigay Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes pales in comparison to the huge donation AT&T made to the gubernatorial campaign of Greg Abbott, the antigay Republican of Texas currently running against Wendy Davis.
The bald eagle may no longer be extinct, but the U.S. effort to protect the national bird became harder on Wednesday.
Supreme Court hears Knox nursing home benefits case Can couple make unlimited transfers of assets before entering nursing home? Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1oRO8ij transfer of assets from a wife who is entering a nursing home to her husband, after she applies for Medicaid coverage, but before eligibility is ... (more)
Liability insurance policies typically exclude coverage for obligations arising out of the insured's "assumption of liability in a contract or agreement."
An attorney hired by the Tarrant Regional Water District said Tuesday that board members Marty Leonard and Jim Lane can continue to serve without any action needed by the full board.
In a case that goes back to 1992, when Walmart first began leasing space to Texas optometrists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, to eliminate a $1.4 million penalty that had been levied against the retailing giant for encouraging optometrists to extend their business hours.
Federal prosecutors want former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt to start serving a four-year prison sentence next month, closing a gap of more than three years between her corruption conviction and when she will actually report to a lockup.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 09:33 am
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