Archive for May 2008

Personal Injury Law Round-Up #64

This week, Chris Robinette and Bill Childs over at Torts Prof both posted their list of blogs that they regularly read. I’m happy to be in both of their lists. And it looks like Chris has a bit of catching up to do. By my count, he’s over twenty-five blogs behind Bill (and now I…

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The Justice Medina Saga Rolls On

The saga of Supreme Court Justice David Medina is almost like a soap opera.  Just when you thought the story couldn’t get more bizarre, it took another twist today. For those not up to speed, here’s the story in a nutshell.  The home of Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina and his wife was burned. …

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Personal Injury Law Round Up # 63

The quality of the Personal Injury Law Round-Up should increase dramatically because I have a capable law clerk that has arrived on the scene to help me out. On to tort reform and lawyer-type issues…. Not a tort reform issue per se, but one big issue this week was whether lawyers should have to disclose…

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A Tale of Two Stories on Texas Medical Malpractice Reform

In the last few days, two stories have circulated about Texas medical malpractice reforms, and each of the stories has drawn wildly differing opinions about the success of the reforms.  Over the weekend, former Texas representative Joe Nixon, one of the primary backers of tort reform, wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal describing…

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Personal Injury Law Round-Up #62

Things are hopping here as we continue to prepare for a trial so this week’s edition is brief. On tort “reform”……. One of the big tort “reform” stories of the week has been Dennis Quaid’s testimony on preemption before Congress. Unfortunately, in our society, causes often need celebrities to act as their champions before there is…

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Tort Reform By Rulemaking

I don’t have time to make a detailed post, but the Washington Post (via the AP) had a great article today about the administration’s use of administrative rulemaking authority to preempt lawsuits.  For those interested in civil justice matters, it is certainly worth a read. I have a prior post that touches on this form…

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Personal Injury Law Round-Up #61

This is a crazy week. We have been swamped getting ready for two jury settings in June. Thankfully one case settled Wednesday literally an hour before a key deposition so now we have adequate time to prepare for the other case. I think we’re all looking forward to trying it — it is a legal…

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Secrecy in the Texas Supreme Court?

Several Texas newspapers ran stories regarding a report from Texas Watch that criticizes the Texas Supreme Court for issuing a growing number of opinions anonymously. The Houston Chronicle’s article on the report notes: The report by judicial watchdog group Texas Watch shows that 57 percent of the opinions issued in the court’s 2006-07 term were…

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A Doctor Touting the Benefits of Texas's Medical Malpractice System?

I was watching a local news station last night, and they had a story about medical tourism.  There is apparently a quickly growing trend of people visiting foreign countries (primarily India) to have medical procedures performed.  The procedures are suppposedly much cheaper than the same surgeries here in the US.  I really began paying attention…

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