Archive for March 2010

Lawyers, Need Ethics CLE? Catch My Webinar

On March 31, National Business Institutes is replaying a CLE seminar entitled Legal Ethics 101: Malpractice Prevention and Conflicts of Interest.   The speakers are Judge-elect Amy Clark Meachum and me.  If you need a couple of ethics hour before the end of the month, listen in.

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On-The-Job Injury? Don't Sign A Release Without Advice From A Lawyer

I’ve heard from two attorneys the last few days that were trying to avoid a difficult situation involving on-the-job injuries. For background, Texas is a worker’s comp state.  If your employer has worker’s comp then you are, for the most part, barred from suing your employer if you’re injured on the job.  On the other…

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I-37 Bus Wreck Kills Two and Injures Many More; What Can Be Done About Bus Safety?

Yesterday, an Americanos USA bus overturned on I-37 near San Antonio, killing 62 year old Christina Lozano Campos and 27 year old Efrain Dominguez-Valenzuela and injuring 40 more.   Authorities now suspect that a broken drive shaft may be to blame for the wreck.   The wreck is reminiscent of the horrific 2008 bus crash in Sherman that killed fifteen passengers, most…

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Let's Hope "Spring Break" Doesn't Refer To The New Capital Metro MetroRail

There will be few stories bigger in the next couple of week’s than Capital Metro’s MetroRail finally opening on March 22.  The addition of a rail line brings the promise of changing the face of Austin transportation forever. But it also brings risks.  Historically, additional of rail to roadways brings an increase in car wrecks.  This is…

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Another Story On The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

If you’ve read our website, you know we’ve written extensively on the dangers of texting and driving.  You can read some of our posts on the dangers of text messaging while driving, including viewing our resources pages by looking at our auto accidents and text messaging page.  Recently, Bryan/College Station television station KBTX had a…

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Thom Singer on "How To Hire The Right Lawyer"

Thom Singer, a local author and motivational speaker, recently hosted a podcast on “How To Hire The Right Lawyer For Your Venture.”   Thom’s thoughts are interesting since he has a background working for two of the largest law firms in the country.  Thom’s podcast is an interview with a corporate lawyer and focuses on how to…

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Should Texas Be The Model For Medical Malpractice Reform?

In the last few months, opponents of health care reform have insisted that one key to lowering health care costs is the adoption of “tort reform” by capping the damages that can be recovered in medical malpractice cases. For some time now, I’ve been urging people to look at the Texas medical malpractice  “experiment”  to…

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Does Austin Have A Street Racing Problem?

This weekend, one family (including three young kids) lost their mother and another family lost their mother/grandmother because of  illegal street racing.   Fifty-three year old Maria Gaona De Corona and twenty-eight year old Adriana orales-Catalan were innocently sitting at a bus stop when nineteen year old Erick Armando Nuncio-Moreno blasted towards them, possibly at speeds…

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