Archive for March 2007

Pregnancy Discrimination Is On The Rise

An article in the March 28, 2007 Baltimore Sun highlighted the problem of pregnancy discrimination.  In 2006, there were a record number of pregnancy discrimination cases filed with the EEOC.  The author opines that one cause of this increase may be that more mothers are remaining in the workforce than ever before. Of particular irony, was an EEOC…

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Legislation Alert: Court "Reorganization" Bill

On Monday, March 26, 2007, the Texas Senate begins hearings on a “court reorganization” bill proposed by Senator Duncan. Instead of a mere reorganization of the Courts, the bill would drastically change the way the Court system in Texas works and removes almost all local authority from the Judicial branch. Initially, the bill expands Supreme…

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Texas Supreme Court Justice Seeks Reimbursement of Attorneys' Fees, Part 2

Earlier we had a post reporting that Nathan Hecht, a Texas Supreme Court justice, was seeking legislation that would reimburse him for attorneys’ fees he incurred in defending himself from an ethics complaint. That story took another twist today when the Fort Worth Star Telegram published a story that Hecht had already been reimbursed for…

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Legislative Update

For those interested in the legislative process, Texas Watch has issued a recent press release providing a summary of some of the pro-consumer legislation that is being proposed.  To contact Austin Personal Injury Lawyer, Austin Personal Attorney, Austin Accident Lawyer, Austin Injury Lawyer Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC or to learn more about Austin Personal Injury…

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More on Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

We had earlier written about the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Universal v. Brainard and how it makes uninsured/underinsured motorist car wreck and auto accident claims much more difficult.  Fortunately, a bill has been introduced that would reverse the decision.  The March 13, 2007 edition of the Austin American-Statesman has an article discussing the…

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Supreme Court Justice Wants Reimbursement Of Attorneys' Fees

Just a few months after ruling that successful claimants in uninsured/underinsured motorist litigation can’t recover attorneys’ fees from insurance companies when the claimants prevail in a suit, Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht is now lobbying for legislation that would award him attorneys’ fees for his own successful lawsuit, according to an article in the Austin…

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