January 3, 2013
Southeast Texas Record | January 3, 2013
Collectively, personal injury trial lawyers, spend more in campaign contributions than any other business, industry or profession in Texas.
December 19, 2012
ThomsonReuters | December 19, 2012
In the history of mass torts litigation, the consolidated federal proceeding alleging serious lung injuries to workers who inhaled silica particles is the plaintiffs' bar's Waterloo. Silicosis litigation was regarded as a potential blockbuster for plaintiffs' firms -- even, perhaps, the long-sought successor to asbestos litigation. But then came the June 2005 decision by U.S. District Judge Janis Jack of Corpus Christi, Texas, that pretty much put an end to any such hopes.
Point of Law | December 19, 2012
I was the first to report when John O'Quinn's breast-implant clients successfully sued his firm for tens of millions of dollars of improper overbilling. Now a group of O'Quinn's silicosis mass-tort clients allege similar overbilling and double-billing, including the pass-along to clients of referral fees paid to medical testing companies; document destruction and coverup is also alleged.
December 18, 2012
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | December 18, 2012
Three Texas counties, including the two that contain Dallas and Houston, were rebuffed on Thursday in their effort to bring a class action on behalf of all Texas counties against Bank of America Corporation and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc.
December 14, 2012
Southeast Texas Record | December 14, 2012
This week, the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation designed to stop the practice of “double-dipping” in asbestos litigation. Texas is one of a handful other states, including West Virginia, Louisiana and Oklahoma, that are also working on similar legislation.
December 11, 2012
Southeast Texas Record | December 11, 2012
Back in 1996, when then-Texas Attorney General Dan Morales launched his anti-tobacco campaign, soon followed by state attorney generals across the country, the big promise was that proceeds from settlements would be used to offset state health care expenses related to tobacco use among our citizens – and to underwrite state efforts to reduce usage. The big promise, as we foresaw, turned out to be the big lie.
November 8, 2012
Southeast Texas Record | November 8, 2012
We’ve all read stories or seen movies about people pooling their resources to overcome a calamity. Maybe it’s a shipwreck on a deserted island, a plane crash on some remote mountaintop, or a city under siege.
November 1, 2012
Legal Newsline | November 1, 2012
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a settlement Tuesday with the Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis to resolve a civil fraud enforcement action that alleged unlawful and deceptive marketing.
October 16, 2012
Bloomberg | October 16, 2012
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, doesn’t have to face class-action gender- discrimination claims in a federal court lawsuit in Texas, a judge ruled.
September 25, 2012
Longview News-Journal | September 25, 2012
If you’re looking for some good news, here’s a bit of it from the Texas Medical Board: In the fiscal year which ended this past month, the board said Monday, it licensed a record 3,630 new physicians. That was about 500 more new Texas doctors than the average over the past 10 years and 70 percent more than in 2001 and 2002.
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