What’s a felony that largely gets overlooked or ignored? Barratry

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What’s a felony that largely gets overlooked or ignored? It’s barratry – otherwise known as ambulance chasing – and the practice is clearly alive and well in Texas. Recently a personal injury lawyer was indicted for barratry, insurance fraud and money laundering. We must all stand up when our justice system is abused, and barratry […]

Ho, Ho, Ho! Stop frivolous lawsuits

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It’s the season to give, not receive. But many Texans may find themselves receiving the legal equivalent of a lump of coal in their stockings if they’re served a lawsuit instead of eggnog at their holiday party. Social host liability should be at the top of a host’s planning list for the holiday season. After […]

Judicial Hellholes 2018-2019 Report

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The annual Judicial Hellholes report has been released. The report examines civil justice trends over the previous year and identifies “Judicial Hellholes” — examples of jurisdictions where the civil justice system systematically applies laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner. In the recent past, the Judicial Hellholes report has listed Texas as […]