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Despite the desire to reduce the number of 18-wheeler accidents on the highways, it does not seem to be happening. Unfortunately, even with the latest push to improve big rig safety, there are still far too many devastating accidents taking lives, and often taking them in a grisly fashion. The difficulty is that many passenger…

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This morning, a Mares Tours charter bus bound for Dallas rolled over on Interstate 35 between New Braunfels and San Marcos near the San Marcos outlet malls.  Early indications are that all twenty-one people are injured, with three individuals suffering life-threatening head injuries.  While the investigation is just beginning, reports suggest the bus left the roadway and overcorrected, causing…

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Last week, the federal government announced new plans to allow more Mexican trucking companies to have access to US highways.   Other than some limited trials, Mexican trucks have been limited by law to only driving within 25 miles of the US/Mexico border.  But under the new proposal, the trucks could continue on into the United…

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Separate researchers are each releasing new reports today that discuss the importance of the civil justice system in the context of product liability claims. Professor Andrew Popper from American University, Washington College of Law, released Defective Foreign Products In The United States. Professor Popper looks at the disturbing number of defective products that enter the…

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There has been a really interesting story the last two days in the local paper discussing allegations of potential corruption at the Austin Court of Appeals. First, some background.  As most know, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle had indicted Tom Delay and others for violations of the Texas Election Code.  The defendants challenged the…

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I apologize. I spent last Friday by the grill (thus the picture) and not grinding out another round-up. (We had brisket and pulled pork for those of you wondering.) But after that brief hiatus, the Personal Injury Law Round-Up is happy to return to the blogosphere. We’ve got a fair amount of news this week,…

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Legal malpractice cases can arise from any number of unusual situations. A legal malpractice trial started late last week against the Philadelphia firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a 1,400+ lawyer firm. In that case, the firm is being sued by former client Purolite Corp. According to the allegations in the lawsuit, Purolite sought advice from…

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