Monday, February 29, 2016

Houston Legal Links 2/29/2016

Originally published by Mary Flood.

Top legal news includes: Lawsuit alleges Houston police condone lethal force by officers (Chron subsc); Texas Case Could Define Extent of Abortion Limits; 150 stories take aim at abortion stigma (Chron subsc); U.S. Citizen Jailed in Immigration Status Mistake; For Student-Athletes in Texas, Birth Certificates Will Determine Gender; Sen. Whitmire to Attorneys for Accused Cop Killer: “You Can’t Stop Me.”; Spec’s lawsuit raises questions on how insurance companies should handle data breaches; One victim identified in Navasota plane crash that killed two adults, two children; New poll: Texans favor more medicinal use of marijuana; Woman Stuck in Chimney Calls Cops on Herself, Goes to Jail; Houston Service Workers Demand Livable Wages; Pedestrian killed leaving rodeo BBQ contest; Houston Rodeo Trail Ride Trampling Terrifies Crowd of Schoolchildren; UT System executives get big pay increases, front-line employees do not; Texas Supreme Court Revives Lawyer’s Whistleblower Claim (Texas Lawyer); ATL Gregg Costs argument: Why This Judge May Be One Of The Only Supreme Court Nominees Worth Considering; Cornyn urges more U.S. energy exports, limiting role of Russia and Iran & Report: Rail hazmat safety violations should be prosecuted.

For the water cooler: We Read Apple’s 65-Page Filing Calling B.S. On The D.O.J., So You Don’t Have To; Yet Another Firm To Move Back-Office Operations Offsite; Will There Be Layoffs?; Jury deadlocks in case against lawyer accused of neglect causing his dad’s death; Judge throws out toughest criminal charges against former Dewey leaders as prosecutors’ case shrinks; Red flag in email scams: ‘Have you already been contacted by (insert lawyer name)?’; Dow Chemical Says Scalia’s Death Doomed Class-Action Challenge; Contracts: If Only They Were Fun; Top Kansas court strikes law making it a crime to refuse a warrantless DUI test; Ethics court blocks deal over Pennsylvania supreme court justice’s email; Will Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will adopt rules to rein in mandatory arbitration clauses?; 2 brothers got no time in drug case until they mocked judge in crude Facebook posts after sentencing; Detroit agrees to pay $100K to man whose dog was killed in police shooting caught on dashcam; Dentons tells ex-Luce Forward partners of $1.9M clawback years after they joined predecessor firm & US will pay tribes nearly $1B under settlement approved by judge.

Curated by Texas Bar Today. Follow us on Twitter @texasbartoday.

from Texas Bar Today
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