Archive for September 2012

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning — A Lesson From A Cat

I’ve handled a case or two involving carbon monoxide poisoning so I’m sensitive to the risks that arise when we turn on heaters for the first time each season. This story from Fox News about a cat that saved his owners from carbon monoxide poisoning.  In short, the family felt weird and the husband and…

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Study Shows Texas Supreme Court Is Activist & Ideological

I’m not sure how I missed this, but last January, Texas Watch, a non-partisan watchdog organization, released a decade-long study about cases before the Texas Supreme Court.  The study found the following: Corporate and government defendants prevail in an average of 74% of cases annually. Consumers have lost 79% of cases in which they were…

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Is Cedar Park Dropping The Ball By Not Enacting A Ban On Texting While Driving?

Last week, the Cedar Park City Council discussed the possibility of enacting a ban on texting while driving.   But despite acknowledging the problem  (they passed a resolution saying it’s bad), they didn’t take any steps to actually curb it.   They seemed to lean against an outright ban for all, and are only weakly considering a…

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Texas Is Leading The Nation In Workplace Deaths and Fatalities

Last week, the Dallas Morning News had a good article on the number of workplace deaths in Texas. While the number of deaths have decreased in almost all parts of the nation, they remain high in Texas.  Indeed, in 2010, the last year for which statistics are available, Texas was responsible for 10% of the…

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