Austin Personal Injury Blog
Tort reform advocates are always quick to point blame for frivolous lawsuits. But they never address frivolous defenses — unnecessary conduct by defendants that drive up the costs of all litigation. But one case last week is making some news and shedding light on some of these abuses. On August 18, 2006, Judge Leonard Davis, …Read More
Following up our post on Trent Lott, the insurance industry’s conduct in relation to Hurricane Katrina continues to be in the news. Yesterday, the grassroots group People Over Profits released their report Pattern of Greed: How Insurance Companies Put Profits Over Policyholders. The report outlines the group’s complaints about how the insurance companies handled claims…Read More
As a result of a large settlement by Verizon, pregnancy discrimination has been a hot topic in the legal and popular press over the last few months. While most employers are aware that they can’t discriminate based on age, sex, or race, many employers and employees are unaware of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, an amendment…Read More
Many of our personal injury and medical malpractice clients suffer from some type of back issues. An orthopedic group has set up an online Spine University that provides a wealth of information that clients might find helpful. The site includes information on the structure of the back, tests, and medical care for various back conditions…Read More
Today, the whole firm feels like the bride that was left stranded at the alter. We were supposed to start a three week trial yesterday. It is a complicated case, originally filed in September 2004, with over 10,000 documents exchanged between the parties. We have all (attorneys and staff) cut summer vacations short and worked feverishly to…Read More
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