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Yesterday | The Town Talk
It's sad it took a judge's threat to seize assets to get the city to do the right thing.
Wednesday | Queerty
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.
Wednesday | Reuters
The bald eagle may no longer be extinct, but the U.S. effort to protect the national bird became harder on Wednesday.
Wednesday | News Journal
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)
Wednesday | JD Supra
Liability insurance policies typically exclude coverage for obligations arising out of the insured's "assumption of liability in a contract or agreement."
Wednesday | Star-Telegram.com
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.
The decision that kept Mississippi's only remaining abortion clinic open, despite a state law requiring the doctors working there to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals , was so unusual that we gave it the double-post treatment.
A Texas jury erred in levying $3.95 million in civil penalties against Wal-Mart because the in-store optometrists pressed to stay open longer by the retail giant could not prove they suffered economic damages, the 5th Circuit ruled.
LonestarQ reports that sixty-three Texas legislators signed a court brief last week to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
"A pure heart and an empty head are not enough." This is a quote from an early case defining the scope of ERISA fiduciary liability.
A bankruptcy trustee who billed an estate for his family's New Orleans vacation was rightly removed from the case, a federal judge ruled.
A three-judge panel of the court found that the law would impermissibly limit a woman's ability to have an abortion because it would effectively close the state's only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization [official website].
Several restrictions Texas places on political action committees are unconstitutional violations of their free-speech rights, the 5th Circuit ruled.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 09:17 pm
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