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Not many details are out, but KHOU tv in Houston is reporting that Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina and his wife have been indicted in connection with an arson fire at their home last summer.  We’ll have more details and thoughts as the story unfolds. To contact Austin Personal Injury Lawyer, Austin Personal Attorney,…

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This is a diversion from our regular personal injury and litigation news, but I saw Kevin O’Keefe had a post earlier this week that Austin was the top blogging city in the country. If that’s the case, why are there so few law blogs in town. Aside from this one, the only active law blogs…

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Jay Harvey, an Austin personal injury lawyer and current president of the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, has a letter to the editor in today’s paper supporting the Pakistani lawyers who are standing up for the rule of law. There have been demonstrations all over the country in support of the lawyers, including demonstrations in New…

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We’ve been critical of the Consumer Products Safety Commission for its failures in regulating dangerous products (see posts here, here and here). Now, the Washington Post reports that manufacturer groups have paid for numerous trips for CPSC executives: The chief of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and her predecessor have taken dozens of trips at the…

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Roy Pearson, the Washington judge who sued his dry cleaner after they lost his pants, has lost his job.  Mr. Pearson had been up for a ten year appointment to the bench.  Instead, the Washinton Post reports that he received a letter yesterday at 3:30 p.m. telling him to vacate his office by 5:00 p.m.  Hopefully,…

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Unfortunately, two plaintiff’s lawyers have made the news this month, and not in a good way.  In fact, both stories show the danger of greed and how people can become victims of their own success. The first case involves Florida personal injury lawyer Louis Robles, the proclaimed King of Torts.  Mr. Robles pled guilty last…

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As Univeristy of Texas grads, we’re always interested in blogs of fellow UT grads.  Two of the better blogs in the tort arena from UT Law grads are Bill Childs’ TortsProf Blog and Edmund Normand’s firm blog at Wooten, Honeywell in Orlando. The odd thing is that even though these guys are now in different parts…

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Not our usual post, but we’re both fathers, and in honor of father’s day, we thought the USA Today article, A Lawyer’s Guide to Father’s Day, deserves a link.  Among the highlights of the article: But the most important lesson is that all children are born with an innate sense of the law. Indeed, when…

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It started so simply.  The pediatrician wanted an outlet to vent  and express his ideas so he started a blog.  Blogging under the name “Flea,” he had a fairly popular blog with intellectually stimulating posts.   But Flea was sued for malpractice after he allegedly failed to diagnose that one of his patients was diabetic, and…

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Texas Watch continues to follow the saga of Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht.  As you may recall, Hecht was censured for remarks made about former US Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers.  Hecht fought those charges and incurred significant legal fees in the process.  Reportedly, Hecht then sought the passage of a state law that…

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