Friday, April 1, 2016

Houston Legal Links

Originally published by Mary Flood.

Top legal news includes: Oil company founder indicted for hacking competitor; Houston Fire Department cadet dies in training accident; Does Rep. Debbie Riddle really want to ban public breastfeeding just for women larger than a C-cup?;; Women in pilot’s alleged prostitution ring respond to charges; Ex-Client Alleges Houston Firms, Lawyers Took 127 Percent of Cash in Settlement as Fee (Texas Lawyer); Texas Environmental Regulators Argue Against Environmental Regulations — Again; Shooting suspect who fled to Middle East arrested at Bush Airport; Fort Bend ISD goes back to truancy court (Chron subsc); Traffic attorney blamed for bad driving after his ad-covered car is stolen; Car stolen from car wash by man who claimed wife was in labor; Construction company fined for downtown scaffolding collapse; Austin Firm Sues Client for $221K Attorney Fee (Chron subsc); FDA Rule Change Lessens the Sting of Texas Anti-Abortion Law; UT tower shooting survivor calls campus carry law ‘grotesque insult’ (Chron subsc); Texas School Districts Report Widespread Testing Glitches With Online STAAR & Go Orange Extra: My Syracuse dreams (Chron subsc).

For the water cooler: Ex-judge will have to pay fine for ordering shocking of talkative defendant; Judge accused of embezzling $4K as prosecutor expected to return to bench after no-contest plea; George Mason law school to take name of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Judge gives teen 6 months for contempt, orders cellphone destroyed due to courthouse photos; Judge who jailed tearful witness for failing to appear at domestic abuse trial agrees to reprimand; Multistate Bar Exam average score falls to 33-year low; How Do Lawyers For Celebrities Land Their Clients?; Law limiting possessions by homeless in Los Angeles is OK’d in first of two votes; The Pink Ghetto: Terrible Tales Of Sexual Harassment In The Federal Government; Top women’s soccer players allege wage bias in EEOC complaint; F-word settlement refusal doesn’t require tossing lawyer from case, federal judge rules; Court requires Hispanic probationers to enroll in pricey, subpar English classes, group tells DOJ; Merged law firms focus on operations at the expense of client development, report says; In Landmark Ruling, Judge Says Mortgage Bankers Have Right To Engage In ‘Profanity-Laced’ Rants About Clients In The Bathroom; Judge Admits Trial By Combat Is Available In New York… Then Declines To Order It & Bills in 18 states would provide free lawyers in some civil cases.

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

from Texas Bar Today
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