Monday, March 7, 2016

Houston Legal Links 3/7/2016

Originally published by Mary Flood.

Top legal news includes: Federal probe of bid-rigging goes beyond Chesapeake ex-CEO; Proposed bail reforms offer support to the ill (Chron subsc); Gross, Net Dip in 2015 at Vinson & Elkins (Texas Lawyer); Texas Has Thousands Of Bad Dams, Two In Houston Deemed “Extremely High Risk”; Man charged with sexually assaulting sedated patient; Lawsuit Over Crosses on Sheriff’s Patrol Vehicles (Texas Lawyer); Owner of Pasadena refinery caught up in scandal; Texas Settles With One Fantasy Sports Site, While Another Keeps Fighting; Death Row Inmate Who Killed Daughter Pursues Clemency; Seven sentenced for marijuana “grow house” operation; Three indicted on bribery-related charges in Fort Bend school district case (Chron subsc); Turner taps attorney Patman, former board member, as Metro chair (Chron subsc); Local nonprofits feeling the squeeze from oil collapse (Chron subsc); Houston doesn’t work as hard as other major metros, but beats those in Texas; Reports: Baylor University frat president charged with sex assault outside party; One injured in fire at troubled Pasadena plant (Chron subsc) & Russia leads list of oil producers at risk of Moody’s downgrade.

For the water cooler: Lawyer Writes Epic Departure Memo… Actually Seems Happy?; It’s OK to Laugh at the Supreme Court; Lawyers nab 99 percent of Subway ‘foot-long’ lawsuit settlement; Immigration judge said some 4-year-olds don’t need lawyers in deportation cases, ACLU lawyer claims; Republicans Have a Stake in Making a Deal on a Supreme Court Justice; Passersby douse courthouse flames with building fire extinguishers; police seek arson suspect; The People v. O.J. Simpson Review… Wait, No, THIS KNIFE THING IS REAL LIFE???; Marco Rubio Was Apparently An Afterthought In Law School Too; From loaded pistols to garden shears and Sharpie pens, court security officers have seen it all; Civil rights suit says Virginia ‘drunkard’ law criminalizes those who are homeless alcoholics; Judge sequesters jury after courthouse hallway fight, then declares mistrial; Prosecutor’s failure to warn witness about inadmissible evidence was harmless error, court says; ABA to Consider Change to Bar-Passage Rule for Law Schools; ‘Intolerable’ DNA mixup not grounds for dropping murder retrial, judge rules & Latham associate and law-office manager are killed when driver crashes car into restaurant.

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

from Texas Bar Today
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