Friday, April 22, 2016

Houston Legal Links

Originally published by Mary Flood.

Top legal news includes: Chevron trader, energy consultant charged in bribery scheme; Court Tosses Lawsuit Over Medicaid Cuts to Therapy Services; Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Man Suspected in Midtown Double Slaying; Federal Court Orders Sanctions Against Fort Worth Defense Counsel (Texas Lawyer); Texas Law Grads Struggle to Land Lawyer Jobs (Texas Lawbook); Being Sid Miller is Getting Increasingly Complicated; Trooper in Sandra Bland case gets reprieve; Despite Indictments, Ken Paxton Plans to Run Again; Texas Cities See Crime Rates Dropping; Federal Judge Rejects Exxxotica’s Plea (Texas Lawbook); Is Meyerland Now a Detention Pond for the Texas Medical Center?; Public Works Didn’t Install Barriers for Flooded Underpasses Because It Assumed Drivers Would Ignore Them; I-Team: Mykawa Houston railroad crossing makes list of most dangerous; Tiger found wandering in Conroe neighborhood; Is the New Head of Texas’s Broken Foster Care System Really Interested in Reform?; Case of former drug cartel lawyer slain in rich North Texas town heads to trial; Texas hamstrung when it comes to properly funding employee pensions; Bernie Tiede’s Fate Will Soon Rest With Jury; Schlumberger cuts 2,000 more jobs & Why Little Gas Leaks Are Adding Up To Big Losses For Texas.

For the water cooler: Pacer fees are too high, class action alleges; Women lawyers at Wall Street firms rarely promoted to partner, study finds; Now That There Aren’t As Many Law Students, Hiring Has Stabilized (NALP 2016); Homeland Security lawyer admits forging documents that could have led to Mexican man’s deportation; The Legal Battle Over Prince’s Name; Prosecutors Say Fitbit Device Exposed Fibbing in Rape Case; Lawyer with state attorneys general practice didn’t violate lobbying law, ethics commission finds; CIA doesn’t have to release legal memos on targeted killings by drones, DC Circuit rules; SCOTUS considers laws that make it a crime to refuse blood-alcohol tests; What To Do When You’re The Only Female Lawyer In The Room; Ex-DA is labeled a ‘sexual predator’ at news conference; defense lawyer complains of ‘smear tactic’; Suit claims ‘Love It or List It’ overcharged homeowners and did shoddy rehab work; Ask The Professor: What Happens If You Fail The Bar Exam?; Lawyer accused of surreptitiously buying client’s property is hired as city attorney & When can two lawyers from different firms divide a fee in a referral arrangement?

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

from Texas Bar Today
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