Friday, March 4, 2016

Houston Legal Links 3/4/2016

Originally published by Mary Flood.

Top legal news includes: Jail employees seek removal from Sandra Bland lawsuit; Freed Texas Death Row inmate arrested in Colorado sexual assault case (Chron subsc); The District Attorney’s Race Will Largely Be About Drugs. Again.; Feds say ex-con used Easy-Off oven cleaner to make bogus money; King & Spalding Turns to Prominent Trial Lawyer Renfroe to Lead Houston Office (Texas Lawbook); Lawsuit accuses priest of trying to extort 94 grand from developer; Supreme Court Hands Paxton Setback on Mercury Rule; Tramplings, Car-Jackings and Port-A-Potty Stabbings: Howdy, from the Houston Rodeo!; Mayor seeks increased cooperation to crack down on crime (Chron subsc); Richard Anderson & Wife Donate $1.3 Million to South Texas College of Law (Texas Lawyer); Federal judge schedules trial in HPD shooting, rejects motion to dismiss (Chron subsc); HISD’s New Superintendent Shares Personal Story, Calls To Help Poor Children; Plaintiffs: Austin Lawyers, Firms Botched Lawsuit and Bankruptcy (Texas Lawyer); For New UT-Dallas President, Campus Carry Debate is Personal; Travel apps blamed for Houston neighborhood traffic woes; State agencies spend millions on trinkets, watchdog calls ‘junk’; IHOP server in Austin writes ‘black ppl’ on couple’s takeout receipt; United seeks weekly flight between Houston and Cuba; Oil company executives plead guilty to securing kickbacks; Oklahoma slashes spending 7 percent due to oil price plunge & As oil glut swells, Exxon Mobil reportedly joins export race.

For the water cooler: Disbarred lawyer is denied New York taxi license; Why having a consistent jerk for a boss isn’t all bad: Stress is worse when boss is unpredictable; Appeals Court Weighs Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ Suspension; Judge tosses First Amendment suit challenging statehouse ban of food truck with slur in name; Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees; Associate Bonus Watch: New York Bonuses Go To Washington; Top state court OKs artist’s UPS suit over missing paintings, says federal law doesn’t trump; Gender gap in associate promotions and turnover is higher when bosses are conservative, study says; When It Comes To President Trump, Wall Street Money Not Necessarily Going Where Wall Street Mouths Go; Which law firms made Fortune’s list of the best places to work?; Conservative Law School Freaks Out When Students Want To Talk About Diversity; Capital-contribution disputes increase as partners pay more than ever; What Do You Remember From Con Law?; Some practice leaders are among partners leaving this BigLaw firm; Obama is reportedly vetting a federal appeals judge from Grassley’s home state for SCOTUS; 43 percent of young, female Florida lawyers have experienced gender bias, study says & Stanford Law Professor Reveals The Most Pervasive Forms Of Tax Evasion And It’s Not What You Would Think.

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

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