Austin Personal Injury Blog
Legal malpractice comes in many forms, but one of the most common forms is the missed deadline. Recently, one poor attorney had the misfortune of missing a deadline on the biggest stage there is — before the US Supreme Court. One upshot of the error is it demonstrates the collegiality among the Supreme Court bar,…Read More
You might remember John Grisham’s novel, The Firm. Law school grad Mitch McDeere gets a job offer he can’t refuse from a “small” Memphis law firm. Unfortunately, once employed, he learns that his firm is full of all types of unsavory characters. Caught in their web, Mitch needs a way out and ultimately decides to…Read More
With the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the handling of Katrina claims continues to be in the news. Tonight’s episode of 20/20 will feature the claims of two former State Farm insurance adjusters who believe State Farm committed fraud in the handling of Katrina claims. Among other things, the adjusters allege that State Farm hid engineering…Read More
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
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