Monday, May 9, 2016

Houston Legal Links

Originally published by Mary Flood.

Top legal news includes: Chron : Chemical Breakdown Part 1 (Chron subsc); Neighbors Weary About Chemicals In Air, Water After Spring Branch Warehouse Fire; Fire runoff devastates Spring Branch creek wildlife; Austin’s Proposition 1 Defeated; After Austin Vote, GOP State Senator Announces Ride-Hailing Legislation; $20K reward offered in slaying of man defending mother; Four arrested in tow-truck, repair scam (Chron subsc); Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Nonsuits His Voter ID Claim (Texas Lawyer); Fit for duty? Thousands of law enforcement officers weren’t properly certified (Chron subsc); DA: Video Shows Guard Assaulting Inmate In Houston Jail; Ex-council member Johnson wins nod to finish term of mayor’s House seat; Falkenberg: In court, foster moms ask to be heard: We want the boys back (Chron subsc); Bills Coming Due for State’s Troubled Foster Care System; Halal Slaughterhouse Fined for Discharging Bloody Waste Into Nearby Harris County Ditches; Paxton Staffers Accuse Reporter of Reporting; Bounce house in River Oaks blows away, injures 10; Jury clears officers in 2011 Taser use in teen’s eye (Chron subsc); HISD releases list of proposed school name changes; Drug boss ‘El Chapo’s’ new prison Mexico’s worst overall; Officers arrest 20 men in Houston-area prostitution sting; Big Bend-Area Pipeline Clears Last Hurdle & Exxon Mobil and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions.

For the water cooler: ‘John Doe’ says he leaked law firm’s Panama Papers to show why income inequality is a big problem; New Treasury Dept. rule requires banks to identify owners of shell companies that open accounts; Music on defendant’s cellphone is not evidence of gang ties, state high court rules; Former Dewey leader wants to proceed pro se as retrial of his criminal case looms; Copyright Holders Try To Stop Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ From Entering Public Domain Using Co-Author Trick; Large hospital opts out of California assisted-suicide law; ‘Testilying’ by police on stand is rarely punished, Chicago Tribune reports; The Future Is ‘Bleak’ For Law Students And Law School Graduates; It Takes Practice To Play A Convincing Lawyer On TV; Former law student accused of tampering with verdict slip was involved in many suits, newspaper says; Lawyer who fraudulently inserted client names in asbestos cases gets two years in federal prison; Judge OKs suit accusing Facebook of violating Illinois privacy law with its photo-tag technology; DA admits ‘distressing’ lack of disclosure to defense counsel about jail informants; Lawyer sues over her police detention after refusing to speak during in traffic stop & Lawyer victorious in contesting parking-ticket late fee all the way to the state’s appeals court.

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

from Texas Bar Today
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